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January 21st, 2012January 19th, 2013December 30th, 2016

This week, we learn what it takes to be a cheesemonger with Steve Jones, proprietor of Cheese Bar in Portland, Ore. We're also looking at willpower with John Tierney, co-author of Willpower, Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. And Jane and Michael Stern are breakfasting at Green Salmon in Yachats, Ore.

Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood

Enticing as the coffees are, it's the eats that won our allegiance. In mid-summer, the height of berry season, the menu offered a stunningly beautiful breakfast called triple berry toast: crunch-textured whole wheat spread with creamy Italian mascarpone, topped with freshly picked blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, each at the peak of their natural, sunny fruitiness, and finally drizzled with honey and sprinkled with powdered sugar.