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September 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Martha Stewart’s top picks for Seattle-area food & drinks

A nod from Martha Stewart can be the turning point for a fledgling business. It’s happened in Seattle before, when Stewart listed Skillet Street Food’s bacon jam in a gift guide. The company went from shutdown fears to big-time success. A bunch of local food and drink creators now have Stewart’s preliminary stamp of approval…

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Comments | Topics: broVo, Martha Stewart American Made Awards, Mora Iced Creamery

September 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Everyone’s favorite breakfast recipe: Apricot-Pistachio Granola

“I’m making your granola again,” my mom told me on her last call. I already had baked my own family’s weekly double-batch. My friend and yours, Nancy Leson, keeps a regular supply on hand, as does nearly everyone I know who’s tasted it. It isn’t “my” granola, though, it’s Megan Gordon’s. I got the…

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Comments | Topics: Apricot-Pistachio Granola, Marge Granola, Megan Gordon

August 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

World’s most expensive hot dog is made in Seattle

What does it take to make the world’s most expensive hot dog? The entrepreneurs at Seattle’s Tokyo Dog food truck have snagged the Guinness World Records title for the $169 “Juuni Ban” bratwurst topped with Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, and caviar. The Guinness assessment was that “the ingredients list for…

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Comments | Topics: Eugene Woo, Guinness record, hot dog

July 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Renaming kaffir lime leaves: ‘Hate speech doesn’t belong in the produce department’

File photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

File photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Instead of looking for kaffir lime leaves when cooking Southeast Asian or Indian recipes, try just asking for lime leaves.

That’s how the ingredient is now classified at PCC Natural Markets, just days after staffers saw an article on racist connotations behind the original name. “The k-word is akin to the n-word in South Africa and some other African countries,” reporter Mia Stainsby wrote in The Vancouver Sun, noting a social media campaign to use the less common term “makrut lime” instead.

PCC now refers to them simply as “lime leaves,” a term approved by the Oxford Companion to Food, said PCC food writer Jill Lightner, who saw the original article and worked on the changes.

Why take such drastic steps?

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Comments | Topics: Jill Lightner, kaffir lime leaves, Meeru Dhalwala

June 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Brad’s Swingside Cafe counting down its final months

Start the countdown to say goodbye to another longtime Seattle restaurant, and the “famous” aglio e olio and memories that went with it. Brad Inserra, owner of the 24-year-old Brad’s Swingside Cafe in Fremont, said he is in the final stages of selling the building. He plans to close his cozy Italian hangout in February, though…

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Comments | Topics: Brad Inserra, Brad's Swingside Cafe, Fremont

June 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Desserts go beyond doughnuts at new Frost; take the doughnut poll

Seattle has no shortage of excellent doughnuts, but the rotating flavors at Frost have made the Mill Creek shop a destination drive nonetheless. Now Frost has gone beyond the doughnut, opening an expanded “dessert lounge” at Mill Creek Town Center serving everything from a dozen daily cupcake flavors to macarons and galettes and wines…

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Comments | Topics: cupcakes, Frost donuts, Mill Creek

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