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November 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Another Cuban sandwich named Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist

While Seattleites were all talking about one particular Cuban sandwich, a different one was making other headlines. Bellingham-area resident Courtney Sawyer was named one of four category winners in the 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest for her Cuban-Style Sandwich Pockets. She’s one of four people competing for the $1 million grand prize. Votes from…


Comments | Topics: Courtney Sawyer, Cuban sandwich, Pillsbury Bake-Off

November 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Make some ‘shrooms: Cooking with delectable fungi

The simple button mushroom isn’t alone anymore in the grocery store. Well-stocked markets are offering chanterelles, shiitakes, porcinis, even vibrant red lobster mushrooms or pricey perfumed matsutakes. The mushrooming supply is a potential bonanza for home cooks. But, as personal chef and cooking instructor Becky Selengut found in her Seattle cooking classes, it’s also confounding. “People…


Comments | Topics: Becky Selengut, Christina Choi, Jeremy Faber

November 15, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Where to eat out on Thanksgiving

Plenty of restaurants in the Seattle area are scheduled to stay open on Thanksgiving. Some are serving standard menus, but most are planning all-out holiday feasts, from the roast goose at Bell + Whete to the vegan four-course option at Cafe Flora. While not all restaurants specify whether reservations are required, we’d advise getting them, and…



November 12, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Seattle writer chronicles top picks for Northwest seafood

When it comes to seafood, sometimes we don’t recognize how good we have it in the Pacific Northwest. We get a timely reminder from Karen Gaudette Brewer in her new book, “Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest” (Globe Pequot, $19.95,) an exploration of those “edible treasures” — our waterways, our traditions, and how and where to…


Comments | Topics: Chinook's, Duke's, Elliott's Oyster House

November 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Barnraiser debuts a Kickstarter-like platform for sustainable food

We’ve seen plenty of local food-related projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Community Sourced Capitol, and other crowdsourced appeals. Now there’s Barnraiser, a platform “dedicated to sustainable food and agriculture.” The California-based project, founded by Eileen Gordon Chiarello, welcomes plans “from heirloom fruit orchards, savory snack bars, and school gardens to mobile foraging apps,…


Comments | Topics: Barnraiser, crowdsourcing

November 10, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Tulio chef Walter Pisano heads new Shaker+Spear

Longtime Tulio chef Walter Pisano is expanding his repertoire. He’s staying on at Tulio in the Hotel Vintage, but also will head the kitchen at the new seafood-focused Shaker+Spear restaurant planned for another Kimpton property, the Palladian Hotel opening in Belltown in January. The Brooklyn-born chef said he’s planning a “very simple and very…


Comments | Topics: Pennyroyal, Shaker+Spear, Tulio

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