The cousins behind Salt & Straw are collaborating on holiday cookies with Portland, Oregon's best food artisans.
Portland, Oregon has become the pickling, foraging, local-ingredient-worshipping capital of the universe—as anyone who watches Portlandia knows. Satirical possibilities aside, the city’s rep has a lot to do with the community spirit that brings its food artisans together. That’s especially true for an incredible ice cream company called Salt & Straw.
Part of Salt & Straw’s genius is its brilliant collaborations. Flavor mastermind Tyler Malek works with farmers, salt harvesters, cheesemakers, nut growers, chefs, mixologists-any kind of food artisan he can find—to create ice creams ranging from basic (vanilla with chunks of his grandmother’s almond brittle and chocolate ganache) to highly experimental (improbably delicious bone marrow with bourbon-smoked cherries). Malek even came up with a cheeky schnitzel-and-loganberry flavor in honor of Portland newcomers Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August von Trapp, the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp of The Sound of Music.