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Exploring Asian Sweets in the ID: How to learn to love—or at least try—Asian desserts

As a non-Asian who’s slowly come to appreciate many, but not yet all, Asian sweets, I’ve often wondered what makes them less appealing to Westerners. What better way to figure it out than to sample a good swath of sweets from Seattle’s International District?
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Cochon 555 in Seattle: The (Pork-Filled) View from the Judging Tables

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my report on Cochon 555 in Seattle. An excerpt: This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. Judges sometimes…
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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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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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Dishin': Buffalo chicken livers at Joule

Remember when we lauded Joule restaurant’s chicken liver mousse popsicle? It was part of the “Chick-a-licious” menu of the Urban BBQ Series that Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi put together every summer. (See their Facebook events page for a preview of this year’s BBQ tour,…
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A birthday and big news at Joule

Just a couple of months left to the year, and I’m beginning to ponder whether to do a “best of” posting. So many memorable meals this year: ART, Olivar, Boat Street Cafe, Harvest Vine, and Cafe Juanita come to mind, just to name a few.…
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Enchanting Cantinetta, and its bowl of brodo

On 41st, between Wallingford Avenue North and Burke Avenue North. No, there’s no restaurant there, but it’s where I’m tempted to move, as it would be exactly in between restaurants offering some of my favorite meals of late. It’s no secret that I’m a big…
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Tilth and Joule are winners in Wallingford

Congratulations to Maria Hines of Tilth for winning the James Beard award for Best Chef Northwest, announced just yesterday. You’ll recall that Maria was part of the amazing, collaborative dinner featuring all of the nominees. Her Skagit River Ranch pork cheek with trotter cake, charcroute,…
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Joule makes it into the Wall Street Journal

Congratulations to Rachel Yang (and Seif Chirchi), as their precious Joule was included in Friday’s Wall Street Journal article “The Hot New Cuisine: Korean.” The article makes mention of Kogi, the Korean taco truck that’s all the rage in Los Angeles (when do we get…
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Joule’s cool beans and Winter Supper Series

After three weeks of fabulous food in Asia, what restaurant did I most want to hit after coming home? Joule. Recall that Joule is in my list of top five Asian restaurants in Seattle, and may be my top pick overall for the past year.…
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