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Continuation of My Coffee Education in 2015

I had good equipment and a good sense of what kind of coffee I like. But how to describe it? Stumped, I went to Stumptown, and then explored other coffee places around the continent.
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The Mein Man Makes Biang-Biang Noodles

I've obviously exhibited a lot of enthusiasm lately for hot oil-seared biang-biang noodles. They're addictively delicious! So, I've wondered, why not make them myself? Here's the start of the journey...
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Where to Get Dessert Near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market is a working market for locals as well as a central attraction for tourists and business travelers alike. There are plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth, but here's where we recommend you start.
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7 Places to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

From Southern-style gizzards to crackly Japanese karaage, Seattle is a fried chicken lover's paradise. Here are seven of my favorite spots to satisfy your craving.
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We Eat All 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle

Paseo. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. The popular Seattle restaurant, with neighborhood locations in Ballard (outdoor seating only) and Fremont, inevitably has long lines of eager diners. But even before you spot the customers, you'll likely catch a whiff of caramelized onions and roasted pork wafting down the street.
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Religion in Restaurants: Is God a Good Thing?

In this installment of Tabletop Wrestling, Jay Friedman spars with himself about the issue of religion in restaurants. Religion in Restaurants? I Stay Away. When I used to fly on Alaska Airlines, I’d always ask for the oppression-free meal. Most flight attendants would nod knowingly,…
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A Coffee Makeover Makes Mornings Magical

What would it take to improve my coffee ritual? Could I, a Seattleite who'd ignored the rise of Starbucks and the appearance of small-batch roasters in town, become a coffee obsessive?
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My Cha-kaiseki Experience: A Klutz at Kaiseki

Cha-kaiseki made me realize that I’m not Japanese. Of course, I already knew that, but many of my friends have joked that I must be Japanese, as there’s so much I appreciate about the cuisine and the culture. Or so I thought, until I encountered…
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Spice, Sex, and Censorship (My Second Censored Story for Edible Seattle)

This is the second article of mine that Edible Seattle‘s publisher censored due to his discomfort with sex, resulting in my departure from the magazine. See the first, and further explanation, here. Is variety the spice of life? That’s the question I can’t resist asking…
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My (First) Censored Story for Edible Seattle

Love Every Day …a chocolatier’s lifelong relationship with the world’s favorite indulgence Note: This is the uncensored version of the “Hot Plate” article from the January/February 2011 issue of Edible Seattle—my last published piece for the magazine. This is also my explanation of why I…
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