Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Tom Douglas Cook Book Social
Last night, Marcus and I were honored to be invited to attend the 3rd Annual Tom Douglas Northwest Cook Book Social. I felt both humbled and excited to be around such incredible chefs. The event sold out quick at 400 people. Each chef brought with them a little taste to share- be it Thierry from Rover's soy-glazed pork belly or Karen Jurgenson and Lora Lee from Quillisascut Farm's hand-made goat cheese on homemade crackers, each chef brought something delicious. I made Red Wine and Fig Spread with Caramelized Pear on Sea Salt Pita Chips with Gorgonzola Cheese and Arugula, a modified sandwich recipe from the first book. It makes me so happy to see so many people as passionate about food and cooking as I am, or at least interested enough to come downtown on a rainy Monday and meet some hardworking chefs and taste some of their inspiration. If nothing else, a great excuse to drink a little vino, meet some great people and cross off some gifts off their lists.