Archive | August, 2010

Something I Ate: Sous Vide Pork Chops

We’ve come a long way since the boil-in-a-bag lunches of chicken à la king I enjoyed as a kid back in the Seventies.
But for this collector of kitchen gadgets, I feel like I’ve come full circle with a Sous Vide Supreme (and vacuum sealer…

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Sexy Feast: Tutta Bella’s Pro-Choice Pizza of Pleasure

Ah, the predicament of pizza: so many toppings. Whether you select them individually or go with the restaurant’s recommended combinations (or, perhaps, abstain completely), it’s all about choice.
My partner and I were faced with that choice when we went to Tutta Bella recently for…

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Something I Ate: Peaches, Two Ways

Peaches. ‘Tis the season
Earlier this week, I was thrilled to see that Metropolitan Market had brix (basically, a way to sneak inside the fruit to measure its sugar content and predict its sweetness) ratings for its Frog Hollow Farms and Pence Orchards peaches
The…

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Something I Ate: Ma Po Dou Fu

A food writer/restaurant reviewer can’t, and shouldn’t, eat out all the time. A simple salad or bowl of broth is a great break from far too much fat that’s inevitable with many meals out.
My go-to meal when the refrigerator and pantry are bare, and…

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Sexy Feast: Getting Down and Dirty at Meskel with Kitfo Sex

Sometimes it’s fun to accessorize sex. You know: take a trip to Babeland or Lovers Package; fill a cart with lingerie and role-playing uniforms, feathers and vibrators, lubes and flavored massage oils; return home to rip open the packages and start playing.
Then again, sometimes…

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Beyond Seattle: An Indoor Extremist Eats His Way Through Whistler

Whistler. Coming off this year’s Winter Olympics, the name conjures up images of graceful and powerful athletes wearing skis and riding luges. Even in the height of summer, there’s snow on the slopes and people (mostly young, mostly with snowboards, and mostly texting while riding…

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Sexy Feast: Banging Bing at Henry’s Taiwan

You’re together at last, just you and the Beef Bing you’ve ordered at Henry’s Taiwan (either the Bellevue or Seattle location). You’ve played the field, but perhaps you’ve never been with a Bing. It’s time to get acquainted. Laying (and, indeed, lying) before you, a…

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Sexy Feast: Here to Amuse Your Mouth and More

There’s an old joke that asks why women fake orgasms.
Answer: Because men fake foreplay.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Not another sex-filled food column. But wait, there’s a point: In Sexy Feast, I’ll go out each week to an area restaurant, find something…

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On the move…

I’ve been reconfiguring my writing responsibilities.
I’m sad to leave Seattlest after four years of food writing there, but am happy to join The SunBreak as food editor, where I’ll be posting about some recent escapes from Seattle and, of course, reporting a bit about…

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