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Dishin’: Pigging Out at Spiga’s Ferragosto

August 15 in Italy is Ferragosto, a holiday in which many Italians head to the beach and go to festivals featuring parades, music, food, and fireworks. Last weekend, Osteria La Spiga brought this festival off the streets and into its restaurant, and served up a…
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What’s Cookin’: Savoring Seattle, One Step at a Time

Follow the pink umbrella. Seattlest felt silly taking a tour in its own city—but we’re pleased to report it was tasty fun. Angela Shen is founder of Savor Seattle food tours, and while she’s been conducting a 2-hour Pike Place Market Tour, she’s pleased to…
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What’s Cookin’: Sunset Supper, Stomach-Stuffer

Imagine your menu for the evening: Chilled cauliflower and leek soup with salsa verde from Serafina Kobe-style beef salad with arugula, parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette from Chez Shea Grilled lamb burger with balsamic onions, roasted red peppers and aioli from Café Campagne Hungry? You can…
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My Life as a Food Judge: Can I Stomach It?

Imagine having what felt like forty minutes to sample about forty dishes—including the “Most Unpronounceable” and “Spell Checker Destroyer” winner, Ivar’s Brandy and Chamomile Lox Quinhagak King Salmon, Chrysanthemum, Courvoisier Creme Fraiche—and you’ll know what it was like to be a judge for last Wednesday’s…
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I’m a Judge at Guest Chef on the Waterfront

Great food, excellent beer and wine pours, delicious jazz, music, games, and sunset at Pier 66. What more would you want for a summer night? Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 9 for some post-Independence Day fireworks of the culinary kind, as it’s once again…
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Gastrolust Blasts Off!

[2/4/12 update: Funny that I no longer write for any of the publications listed below. To see where I do write, check out my “About” page.] Welcome to Gastrolust! This first posting is one small step for the stomach, and one giant step for stomachkind.…
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