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Sexy Feast: Canlis Teaches That Time and Technique Are Key in the Kitchen and the Bedroom

Behold the beauty of “Of Earth & Ocean,” one course from the new Autumn Tasting Menu at Canlis. The colors and forms of the dish are dazzling, so much so that I hesitated to take my first bite. But not for long. As expected, the…
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Sexy Feast: Catching Crabs at Flying Fish

I’m at the new South Lake Union location of Flying Fish (reviewed three months ago by our Jason Sheehan) when the server sets down an enormous platter of crabs. Crabs! This sex educator thinks back to those scary VD movies of yesteryear. But making this…
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Sexy Feast: Betty and Our Bodily Fluids

When I went to Betty recently, my dining companion and I got two different versions of the dinner menu. “The Parmesan pudding looks interesting,” I kept saying, but she couldn’t find it on her menu, and wasn’t getting excited by the sound of it. I…
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Sexy Feast: A Prostitute Named Pistachio at D’Ambrosio

Everywhere I go these days, people are talking about a new palace of pleasure that’s opened in Ballard. So I went. And I swear: Going to D’Ambrosio Gelato is like paying a visit to a popular brothel. A very popular brothel. What I’d heard was…
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Sexy Feast: Getting a Taste of Some Pupusa

Once upon a time, there was a food writer who happened to be a sex educator. Always hoping for pleasure, he went out to satisfy his longing for Latino food. Pretty soon, he came upon three restaurants. At the first, he placed an order for…
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Sexy Feast: Tempted by the Taste of Tang (and Vanilla Sex)

When Jonathan Kauffman, Seattle Weekly‘s former food guru, recommended a restaurant, I always went without hesitation. His reviews resonated with me, as we have similar food preferences. But when a recent shopping trip to H Mart in Lynnwood enabled a visit to Original Sul Lung…
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Sexy Feast: Le Gourmand the Perfect Sexual Antidote to the Tea Party

I’m sitting in Le Gourmand, staring at a “simple” menu of five starters and five entrees, trying to figure out what to eat. I flip the menu over, and above a half-page list of local ingredient sources, there’s a quote from Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin about…
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Sexy Feast: Lubing Up at Blackboard Bistro

If you’ve been reading Sexy Feast since the column started a month ago, you know that I see sex and food as very much connected. Both bring great pleasure–good at the most basic level, great if you’re willing to invest more. And you know I…
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Sexy Feast: Hooking Up with Submissive Shishamo at Kaname

Shishamo. What is it about her that makes me crave her so? Sometimes I travel far to partake in her pleasures, most notably in Japan. October’s the time to go, when her belly is bursting with eggs, her fertility calling like a siren’s song. But…
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Sexy Feast: The Changing Taste of a Tai Ho Dish

Go to Tai Ho (despite repeated recommendations, it took me 11 years), and if you’re observant, you’ll notice two different-colored take-out menus at the front counter. If you’re staying, that’s your clue to ask your server for both menus, as they’ll otherwise just give you…
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