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April 15, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Video: Food author Ruhlman has a crack at the egg

They’re incredible, they’re edible. We already knew that. But even the most devoted fan of the humble egg can gain a new perspective on the ingredient in Michael Ruhlman’s new book, “Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient” ($40, Little, Brown and Co.).

To Ruhlman, the egg is “a lens through which to view the entire craft of cooking,” a continuum stretching from baking to frying to clarifying a consommé to shaking up a gin fizz.

When it comes to the kitchen, “If you understand everything there is to know about the egg, you increase your skills tenfold,” he explained on a recent pre-Easter visit to Seattle, when we asked him to cook with us.


0 Comments | Topics: eggs, Michael Ruhlman, Video

April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Where should you eat at Disneyland?

Until recently, I hadn’t been to Disneyland since I was a kid. From the looks of things when I got there, I was about the only Seattleite who had stayed away. The hordes of visitors from around the world included enough residents from our hometown that we ran into them at random despite the enormous…



April 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Rainy days can lower a restaurant’s online ratings. Watch out Seattle eateries!

Bad news for restaurant owners in rainy Seattle: Online reviews get more negative when the weather is bad. That was one of the findings of a scholarly study on restaurant reviews released Wednesday. Reviews from days with moderate weather were more likely to be favorable than those written during extreme cold or hot temperatures, researchers…


0 Comments | Topics: Online reviews, Rebekah Denn, Saeideh Bakhshi

April 2, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Goodbye to a stalwart Seattle pizzeria

After 32 years, Piecora’s Pizza will serve its last slices. The restaurant, a landmark for New York-style pizza and a link to Seattle’s past, will close on April 15. “(Owners) Deb and Danny Piecora are retiring, and they sold the property,” said longtime assistant manager Tim DiJulio. Staffers heard the news Tuesday, he said, and it…


0 Comments | Topics: Deb and Danny Piecora, Mike McCready, Piecora's

March 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

For bookmonger, lunch is a doable feast

At lunchtime, Peter Miller could choose between pizza or Thai, bakery goods or burritos, or many other options within a short walk from his Second Avenue shop. Or he could pull out a lunch box and unwrap a sandwich from home. Instead, there he is, as he has been for so many years, putting together…



March 25, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Big changes coming to Szmania’s restaurant and family

Szmania’s restaurant in Magnolia will remain open, but chef-owner Ludger Szmania will be cooking elsewhere. Szmania, former executive chef of the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel, opened his namesake German-influenced restaurant with wife Julie in 1990. (At one point there was a Kirkland branch too.) Through the years and various updates, including a brief focus on…


0 Comments | Topics: Julie Szmania, Ludger Szmania, Szmania's

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