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2012 in Food: No Top Chef, But 26 Favorites for the Seattle Area

As the year comes to a close, seems like everyone is compiling their Top 10 restaurant lists for 2012. Meanwhile, throughout the year, people take to Twitter and Facebook to scream that “this” or “that” is the best—making your pick more like the worst. I…
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Celebrity Chef Tour: Five Chefs, Foie Gras, Flan with Wine, and Funds for the Future

About once per year, something called the Celebrity Chef Tour makes a stop in the Seattle area. A benefit for the James Beard Foundation, it’s been held in recent years at the Columbia Tower Club, with the host chef opening up the kitchen for one…
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Sexy Feast: The Aqua Erotic World of Risotto at Cafe Juanita

It may not be the most photogenic dish, but trust me: Holly Smith’s risotto is sexy. The latest version I had at Smith’s Cafe Juanita was Barbera risotto with Asiago, featuring a fabulous brodo and red wine syrup–and showcasing stringy Asiago DOP (Denominazione di origine…
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Alone at the Top (Sound/City Arts 12/09)

Over the course of this year, “Dish-Off” challenged chefs at 28 restaurants to create dishes inspired by songs with ingredients in their titles. The results were spectacular, from Olivar’s Weezer-inspired Pork and Beans, to Il Fornaio’s White Chocolate Space Eggs—delivered to the table as the…
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Nose to Tail (Sound 4/09)

Chefs Create a Variety of Dishes from a Variety of Meats They call that gizzards, gizzards Part of the chicken Not too finger-lickin’ And I’m not sure what part They call them gizzards, gizzards Part of the bird but That’s what I heard but I…
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Nose to Tail (Sound 4/09): Additional photos

Here are the photos (taken by me) of the rest of the dishes from the “Gizzards, Scrapple and Tripe” Dish-Off in April’s issue of Sound magazine. You can find the full report, include menus, here. Click to enlarge any of the photos. #gallery-2 { margin:…
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