Tyler Malek “Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook” in Conversation With Karen Brooks
Sunday, May 5, 2pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
Salt & Straw is the ice cream brainchild of two cousins, Tyler and Kim Malek, who had a vision but no recipes. But that’s what made them great.
They turned to their friends for advice: chefs, chocolatiers, brewers, and food experts of all kinds, and what came out is a super-simple base that takes five minutes to make, and an ice cream company that sees new flavors and inspiration everywhere they look.
Using that base (really, you can make it in about the time it takes you to decide on a scoop in their shop), here are dozens of Salt & Straw’s most beloved, innovative, (and a couple of their most controversial) flavors, like Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Roasted Strawberry and Toasted White Chocolate, and Buttered Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
But more importantly, this book reveals what they’ve learned, how to tap your own creativity and how to invent flavors of your own, based on whatever you see around you. Because ice cream isn’t just a thing you eat, it’s a way to live.
Tyler Malek is head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw Ice Cream in Portland, Oregon. Since opening in early 2011, Malek and his cousin, founder and owner Kim Malek, have taken their ice cream from a single pushcart to 11 brick-and-mortar locations, creating more than 230 flavors. Malek was selected as one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30 and was an Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalist in 2013.