The Morel the Merrier

Garlic Scapes

It's officially springtime in the Pacific Northwest, which means our nonstop rain is gradually giving way to┬ámostly┬ánonstop rain. Plus, a fresh bounty of vegetables (and a few fruits) that thrive […]

It’s Fat Tuesday! Looking for a New Orleans Fix?

Today is Fat Tuesday, which may mean nothing to you unless you're an expat from The Big Easy. But this blog celebrates regional cuisine, and nothing is more regional than […]

On The Half Shell

Up until a year ago, I never liked oysters much. I thought of them as slimy, and the idea of ingesting something raw - not just raw, but still alive - […]

Bacon is Makin’ Menus Everywhere

You might have noticed that our region is obsessed with bacon. I blame it all on a little doughnut shop called Voodoo. They were the first to combine swine with pastry, […]

That’s a Lot of Clam!

When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994, I knew I would experience some new things. I expected to encounter the following: A lot of rain. Some serious coffee aficionados. Tall […]

There’s Fungus Among Us

If there's one thing the Pacific Northwest is well known for, it's mushrooms. I guess that's because we're all a bunch of fun guys up here in the upper left […]

Brine, Wine & Dine

I've been buying frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving my whole life. This is a tradition handed down through the generations. My mom always bought frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving. HER mom always bought […]

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