Morgan Hart

About me

Morgan Hart is the author of The Mago Scrolls, the saga of a cook slave caught up in Punic Wars. The offspring of a Greek philosopher and a Carthaginian pleasure slave, Mago spends his youth toiling in the kitchens of Hieron II, ruler of the Greek city-state of Syracuse.

Handsome, pampered, and cocky, Mago has little interest in the momentous events surrounding the outbreak of the greatest conflict in the ancient world as he ascends to the position of archimageiros, the chef de cuisine for Hieron’s glittering court, achieving fame as a culinary genius throughout Greek Sicily. Unbeknownst to Mago, Hieron and his council of advisors have plans for the young chef that will change his life forever. From the debauched revelry of a Greek symposium to vicious electioneering in the Roman forum and onto the pitching deck of a war galley during the greatest sea battle in history, Mago combines gastronomic expertise with the trade craft of a master spy to carry out Hieron’s plans.

From my website

Consistency Thy Name is Little Bird

We love everything about Little Bird. The restaurant is bright and cheerful, the copper-topped bar welcoming, and the staff attentive. Then there's the food. The roasted meat marrow bones served with roast beef, horseradish-créme fraîche, and pickled onion were waaaaay good. And the BBQ lamb ribs with black currant BBQ…

Grassa is Fat with Potential

Grassa could do for bespoke pasta what Lardo once did for high-end sandwiches, but with Lardo showing the problems of culinary over-exposure will Grassa go the same way? The jury is still out and MagoGuide will be back in the not too distant future to see if Grassa can escape…

Bar Mingo – It’s not always Italian, but Who Cares?

Having learned over the years to cook food compatible with dietary restrictions and palate preferences at home, we have also been learning where to take finicky fressers in spoiled-for-choice Portland. As a result, we often rely on Bar Mingo in NW Portland to satisfy picky gourmands who want great food…

 
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