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Prologue Kitchen


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Prologue Kitchen


 
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savory. sweet. everything in between.

Made with our hands, hearts, and minds in Salem, Oregon.

 
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Rising Action


A series of incidents in a plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.

The reaction of a leavener and an acid.

Rising Action


A series of incidents in a plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.

The reaction of a leavener and an acid.

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Exposition


A device used to introduce information about characters and setting.

Layering of flavors to create complex depth.

Exposition


A device used to introduce information about characters and setting.

Layering of flavors to create complex depth.

maura ryan and jonathan jones

Chefs / Bakers / Eaters of all things wonderful

We both claim Wisconsin as our homeland, though neither of us were born in the state. Maura was raised in Iowa, Jonathan in Pennsylvania. Family relocations led to our meeting on a school bus in late spring one year, and from that moment on, we have been inseparable. Through many years and miles, we have stuck and grown together, dreaming and honing and implementing this vision. We are both artists by education; Maura a painter, Jonathan a photographer. Both are writers. Both are avid readers. Our passion for literature, art, and food seemed to inevitably lead us to where we are now.

Oregon has been our home for five years now, and we could not be happier about that. We feel like we belong here, amidst the awesome beauty and bounty of the mid-valley. We have established wonderful friendships and through those our business has flourished and evolved in ways we had only dreamed of as midwest kids. We have fully moved into a new stage of Prologue, encompassing the full spectrum of food service. We still bake, and that is where Maura keeps her heart, but Prologue is not just pastries anymore. It is entirely new and unchanged all at once.

We view food not simply as sustenance, but more as a means of communication. Our creations are extensions of our selves-- a way to see the world through our experiences and interpretations. As such, the literary theme carries through our kitchen and entire lives. Consumption of the written word, just as the perfectly browned crust, is a journey taken together by the artist and the patron. We invite you to sit down with us, open a book, and grab a piece of our world. Let's see what adventures we can have.  

 

 

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Epilogue


A conclusion that rounds out the design of a literary work.

The future of Prologue.

Epilogue


A conclusion that rounds out the design of a literary work.

The future of Prologue.

What is Epilogue? Just as in literature, it is the after. The story after the story. Keep track of us and see where our story goes.