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Serious Eats: Crumble & Flake Patisserie

When someone earns accolades as Pastry Chef of the Year for a bakery that's yet to even open, it's no surprise that said bakery would have long lines once it finally did.
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Sexy Feast: Macrina Bakery Stuffs You Silly (and Happy)

Sexy Feast is going small treats and big feats for the rest of the month. Watch for a series of little sweets and even some savories, starting today with a visit to Macrina Bakery in Queen Anne. I love bakeries, as the shelves and showcases…
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The Mein Man: Regent Bakery and Cafe’s Chow Fun is Fun Chow

Dish: Black Bean Sauce Beef Chow Fun Place: Regent Bakery and Cafe, Capitol Hill Price: $8.95 On the plate: The menu doesn’t offer any further description of the dish, but you’re getting rice noodles with beef, red and green bell peppers, onions, and fermented black…
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A la Mode: Now Your Daily Place for Pie in Phinney Ridge

It’s not that A la Mode Pies is new. They’ve been producing pies and selling them online since 2009, receiving accolades from Seattle Weekly readers in 2011’s “Best Desserts” category. Today is special because A la Mode Pies debuts its flagship café in Phinney Ridge,…
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Passport to Pleasure: Flying Kites and Exotic Bites in Wallingford

As a food writer and sex educator, I’m sharing hedonistic ideas (from nibbles to “naughtiness”) for couples visiting Seattle-area neighborhoods and more distant destinations in this new Passport to Pleasure feature. Wallingford has had a reputation as a neighborhood for families. Whether you have children…
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Passport to Pleasure: Hungry Like the Wolf in Upper Queen Anne

Welcome to the first installment of my newest feature: Passport to Pleasure. As a food writer and sex educator, I’ll share hedonistic ideas for couples visiting various Seattle neighborhoods and more distant destinations. What’s ideal to a food writer and sex educator, you ask? With…
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Gimme a High 5 for National Pie Day

Ahead of National Pie Day today (funny…we thought it would be on 3.14), a couple of your crack (pie) SunBreak staff checked out the new High 5 Pie on Capitol Hill. And the neighborhood smells great. You’ve been able to get some of these pies…
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Setsuko: Bringing Japanese Sweets to America

She knew she wanted to be a baker at a young age, back when she was living in Osaka. “At age 5 or 6, I would make a mess in the kitchen,” Setsuko Tanaka tells me. “I wanted to see how things mixed together, and…
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Sexy Feast: A Lesson About English Overcoats from a Japanese Bakery

Last weekend, I attended the 13th Annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival at the Culinary Institute of America’s Napa Valley campus. The theme was “Japan: Flavors of Culture,” and a team of 39 of Japan’s most talented chefs came to teach other chefs,…
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The Cult of the Cupcakes (and the People Who Write about Them)

Here in Seattle, we need another cupcake maker like we need another food blogger. (Seriously, who isn’t a food blogger these days?) I admit it: I’ve been pretty cynical about the whole cupcake scene. Apparently, I’m not the only one. When I posted to Twitter,…
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