Peter Ellenby is a music photographer living in Portland, OR.
What was the food highlight of your year?
This year's Thanksgiving was the food highlight of the year for me. I love to cook the Turkey and this year we were going to do an eat all day buffet kind of thing so I needed to make a lot of bird. I brined two birds and roasted one in the oven. The second I did something I'd been wanting to do forever and cooked it with indirect heat from charcoal on the grill, also adding alder wood chips soaked in beer for smoke and extra flavor. Both of them were excellent and the one cooked outside was the crowd favorite. The brine recipe I used is my take on one from Chez Panisse that was published in the SF Chronicle years ago. I ad lib a lot when I cook but like a solid foundation. I also put pepper bacon on the each of the birds as they cooked. This adds amazing flavor and makes the drippings delicious. Plus you get to eat the bacon when it's done. Keep adding more and you get more bacon for the stuffing etc.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Music highlight of the year was seeing We Were Promised Jetpacks TWICE this year in Portland. Once at the Doug Fir and once at the Wonder ballroom. Such a great treat to have a band all the way from Scotland come and play for us twice in one year. They really play an amazing show and I was kind of going nuts at the Wonder show. Sorry if I pogo'd on your toes - Next time pogo with me, Portland!
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
I curated and took part in a group music photography show called Shutter Rock 2014 at the Bunk Bar Wonder. It was really great to have amazing photos on the wall to look at while enjoying amazing Bunk sandwiches and Icebergs.