Thanks to the city’s ravenous community of food lovers, Portland is a must-stop destination on any cookbook or culinary tome tour. Check out these events coming to town in February.

Eddie Huang's "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir"

Wednesday, February 6th at 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

The celebrated proprietor of NYC's Taiwanese street food hotspot Baohaus delves into his early life and dynamic family background in this comical, raw, and emotional book. From his childhood in suburban Orlando, surrounded by a family of "fresh off the boat" immigrants, to his obsession with football, street fashion, comedy, Tupac, and, of course, food, Huang lays his story bare and contemplates the life of a first-generation American in the twenty-first century. 

Anthony Boutard's "Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate"

Saturday, February 9th at 3 pm, Pastaworks on Hawthorne.3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

An Oregonian legend, the steadfast supporter of a vibrant local food movement and owner of Gaston's stories Ayers Creek Farm shares the story of corn and its contribution to the culture, cuisine, and politicized food system of the Americas. This exhaustively-researched story traces the role of corn in both family farms and industrial agriculture, throughout history and in the present day, culminating in a passionate call for the restoration of heirloom corn as a culinary treasure grown in backyards around the country.