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August 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

New Pellegrini Foundation honors Tom Douglas & Jackie Cross at Harvest Dinner

He spoke no English when he arrived here from Italy with his family at age 10, yet he grew up to become a professor of English literature at the University of Washington. The author of “The Unprejudiced Palate” and nine other books on food, wine and “the good life,” he was happiest in the…

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May 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Nora Ephron’s favorite Tom Douglas recipe

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The late Nora Ephron.

Monday is the late Nora Ephron’s birthday. Most locals know her from “Sleepless in Seattle,”  but true Ephron fans know she’s more than just a chick-flick director and screenwriter. Of her many talents, she was also a great cook and party host.
In her honor, we’re posting her favorite party dip, which happens to be the crab recipe of Seattle’s Tom Douglas.

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October 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau on cooking show

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Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau on the episode of “Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking.” Photo courtesy of Colin Clark.

Update:  10/09. 5 p.m. We just got word from New York City that the airing of “Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking” with Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau for this Thursday is not correct as they had promo. Below are  the dates of when you can catch the duo on tv.

11/08/13, 12:30 pm KCTS 9 HD
Seattle/Yakima
11/08/13, 12:30 pm KYVE 47
Yakima
11/19/13, 4:00 pm KCTS 9 CREATE
Seattle/Yakima
11/19/13, 9:30 pm KCTS 9 CREATE
Seattle/Yakima

Also, the episode with Maria Hines and Holly Smith has been moved to a later date: 12/12 at 1 p.m.

On radio, Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau always sound like they’re having a great time together. The life of the party, these two. It’s no surprise, then, that their banter translates well to television.  You can check them out on the premiere “Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking,” a 13-episode series on KCTS.

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Comments | More in Chefs, Food news, Pike Place Market, Recipes | Topics: dungeness crab, Tan Vinh, Thierry Rautureau

July 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

New popcorn flavors really Pop!

As a restaurant critic, eating is my job, so I try to limit snacking, or at least choose healthy ones. My willpower was sorely tested this weekend when David Israel, CEO of Pop! Gourmet Popcorn was a guest on KIRO Radio’s “Let’s Eat.” He showed up at the studio heavily armed with samples of his many-flavored wares.

Pop! Gourmet Popcorn made with Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese really does melt in your mouth.

Pop! Gourmet Popcorn made with Rogue Creamery Blue Cheese is my new vice.

Sure, it’s easy to make popcorn at home, even to bump it up a notch by rummaging through your salts and spices. But it’s not so simple to infuse it with smoke or coat the kernels with blue cheese.

Pop! Rogue Blue, made in partnership with the Oregon’s Rogue Creamery, won a gold award for “Outstanding Snack” at this year’s Specialty Foods Show. Turns out it’s a favorite  of my “Let’s Eat” co-host, Terry Jaymes too. His tip: “Shove as much as you can in your mouth and don’t chew, just suck on it. Sounds weird. I didn’t know it could actually be juicy.”

I have to admit, he’s right. The stuff melts in your mouth.  I discovered it goes great with a dry martini, too.

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June 26, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Nora Ephron’s favorite cookie comes from Seattle

ephronpic28The great Nora Ephron passed away last year today. I like to think that she’s looking over us, with that toothy, mischievous grin of hers, doing a happy dance as she leaves peanut butter cookie crumbs.

Seattleites remember Ephron for “Sleepless in Seattle.” But Ephron remembered Seattle mostly for The Dahlia Bakery’s peanut butter sandwich cookies. As she put it in the Dahlia Bakery cookbook, “This may be the greatest cookie ever ever ever.”  In honor of Ephron, playwright, journalist and director, that beloved cookie recipe is reprinted below.

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March 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Seattle cookbooks and chefs win Beard nominations

Several Seattle authors and chefs were on the list when finalists for the prestigious James Beard awards were announced Monday morning. For cookbooks, Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious was a finalist in the Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian category, and The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle was nominated for Baking and Desserts. Modernist Cuisine…

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