Did you see my Pacific Northwest magazine Dining Out 2008 cover story in the Sunday paper, profiling five of the city’s hottest chefs and their new restaurants? Check it out right here, and stay tuned to the blog for a little more backstory. And be sure to watch the companion video, where you’ll see me during the interview process with a big-old-fashioned-clipboard in hand, chatting up Matt Dillon, Mark Fuller, Justin Neidermeyer, Jerry Traunfeld, Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi in their kitchens. And if you’re wondering, “Yo, Nance! What’s with the clipboard?” Hey! I was working, and while I had a tape recorder along with me, I don’t entirely trust them. That said, if I were to do it all over again I’d lose the clipboard — and 25 pounds:
So, what do you think of the new multimedia component? I can’t tell you how much fun I had spending time in these chef’s kitchens. But I can tell you that I think Seattle Times videographer Genevieve Alvarez — who filmed, edited and produced these profiles — is a video goddess.