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Susur Lee does dessert lust on Top Chef Masters

Another quickie for now.
Yeah, I’ve been watching Top Chef Masters this season, even after all three Seattle chefs fell in their first episodes. I got a kick out of this week’s episode when Susur Lee (who’s a kick himself) made a lust-filled dessert, including…

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We ALL deserve a break today

More connections between sex and food…and more evidence that Europe outpaces the United States in openness and affirmation about sex.…

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Sex, Food, Grum

Another video (by Grum) with sex and food connections. Not quite sure what to make of this one. Good? Bad? What’s the message?…

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Tina Fey and her brownie husband on SNL


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Joule chefs shine on Iron Chef America

It was standing room only at Murphy’s Pub as Chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Seattle’s highly acclaimed Joule restaurant did battle against Chef Jose Garces on last night’s Iron Chef America. Friends and family cheered and jeered throughout the sixty minute show, with…

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Super Baozi vs. Sushi Man

What can I say? I’d like to be in the middle of this battle.

Super Baozi vs Sushi man from sun haipeng on Vimeo.…

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The Freshman 15, and My 15-Day Break

Yes, I’ve been AWOL recently. I’m still eating…just not writing.
Gastrolust headquarters moved this week, so it’s been a very hectic month. The new home looks like a hurricane hit it, as there’s a ton of unpacking and other work to do around here.

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Seattle scores two in Bravo’s upcoming Top Chef

Gastrolust sends out congratulations to not one, but two gifted chefs from Seattle who’ll be appearing on Bravo’s Top Chef Las Vegas, premiering August 26. Check them out among all the competitors in this video:

Ashley Merriman (who I hope to feature in an upcoming…

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Ode to Trader Joe’s

When I was moving to Seattle from Vermont ten years ago, I bought my current condo sight unseen. One of the few conditions: I needed to be in walking distance of Trader Joe’s.
I don’t shop there as much as I did in the past,…

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