Monday, September 29, 2008

Northwest Farmers Make Seattle Times Sunday Front Page!

As I walked the Ballard Market yesterday, I received a call from my mom asking if I had seen the front page of the Seattle Times. Making a note of it to check it out, I was thrilled to find that the same farmers that I see every Sunday made cameos in the story! Check out the article here. I am always excited when slow food makes headlines and draws attention to a crucial need for local food.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Great Food and Wine This Saturday September 20th at Village Wines

14545 148th Ave NE #211
Woodinville, WA 98072

A Food & Wine Experience with EAT & DRINK in the Northwest and Village Wines

Along with Marcus Pape, I will be at Village Wines in Woodinville this Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6pm. Serving a selection of bites, adapted from recipes in the 2nd book!

-Citrus Shrimp with Avocado Skewers
-Harissa Flank Steak Skewers
-Flatbread with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Peppadew Peppers
and Goat Cheese
-Roasted Red Pepper Spread over a crostini, topped with chopped veggies
-Cheese Assortment

Come on out to mingle with various Washington winemakers while sampling their delicious wines! Meet them in person and ask them your wine questions you've been holding onto and have them sign your EAT & DRINK in the Northwest book!


Bowin Lindgren of Chateau Rollat Winery, Walla Walla
Sean Boyd of Woodinville Wine Cellars, Woodinville
Kevin Cedergreen of Cedergreen Cellars, Kirkland
Jason Lum of Elliot Bay Distributors representing L’Ecole No. 41, Walla Walla

The cost of the event is only $10 unless you are a current Village Wines club member and then it’s only $5 per person

Friday, September 12, 2008

Recipe Writing at a Coffee Shop in Ballard

Listening to Radiohead playing in the background of a bustling coffee shop while I'm writing the recipe to one of my favorite things in the entire world- Roast Chicken. I'm sure at some point in the process of writing recipes I'll get absolutely famished, wishing I had a piece of roast chicken or a cold roast chicken sandwich, I'd even go for a Seattle cream cheese dog! I finished the leftovers of the "Christmas Cioppino" recipe test from last night and thinking it could use more fennel. And sooo, the recipes continue.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sitting at the Red Door Drinking a Pilsner and Listening to Bagpipes

I have a ton to catch up on food wise but at this moment I have to make sure that I mention what is going on around me. Yes- it's September 11 and I'm working on the book again and thought that the Red Door would be a nice place for a Trumer Pilsner and some deep thoughts. Every year "the Door " honors firemen from all over the state as a tribute to 911 and employs some bag pipers to share a tune. At this moment, the bagpipes are blaring, firemen are toasting and there are men wearing kilts and quaffing large pints of beer. Cheers.

Friday, September 5, 2008


A new cooking school in Bellevue is making headlines! Previously known as Rain City Cooking School, Chef Carol Dearth expanded her popular cooking school to a new Overlake location and changed the name to Sizzleworks.

Besides PCC and Wholefoods cooking classes, Sizzleworks may be the only cooking school on the eastside-(not in a grocery store), that strictly focusing on cooking classes making it easier for Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue residents to learn new culinary skills without having to travel to Seattle. I enjoyed meeting the founder, Carol Dearth and her business Partner Missy Will who are both passionate chefs and poured their hearts into this exciting new venture.

Marcus and I look forward to teaching wine and food pairing classes at Sizzleworks in the near future- I'll keep you posted!