Coffee Bean Prices have Doubled. They may Double Again – What Gives?

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International Commodity Exchange – has risen from US$1.07 (£0.80) per pound (454g) to around US$1.95.

So Long Henry! An Iconic Northwest Beer is No More

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Ironically, for many in the generation before fancy craft beer, the legacy of Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve is not the beer itself. The legacy is the wild and whacky television commercials created to promote the beer.

In One Sale, Sixty Percent of Washington’s Wine Industry has Changed Hands

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While Ste. Michelle seems like a homegrown institution (which it is), it's actually been owned by big tobacco companies since 1974.

Old Favorite Reborn: Salumi 2.0

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Under the trade name Coro by Salumi, the old/new brand launched in October 2019, just in time to see the world, especially the retail world, shut down tight. Even in a food-besotted market like Seattle, an iconic eatery changing hands was not front-page news.

The Philosophical Gardener: Salad Days

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In the Northwest we can have salad and cooking greens all year round – it’s all a matter of timing.

Lights Out: To All the Restaurants We’ve Lost during COVID

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The average life of a new restaurant is a single year. I repeat: One year. Running a restaurant is not just about creative cooking; it requires real talent and hard work. We have a duty to support these brave souls.

Ode to the Glorious Strawberry

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It is very important that you eat as many ripe strawberries as you can; there is cereal and dessert and then there is the best: random grazing. Unlike the poseurs, a ripe home-grown strawberry is not crispy and needn’t be chewed; usually you can simply crush one against the roof of your mouth with your tongue and quiver with delight.

Trouble in Paradise: Lummi Islanders React to a National Expose of its Famous Restaurant

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Noted a long-time resident of the Island, "Chefs at the Willows may be world famous but we have a lot of good cooks on the island. I can't wait 'til we can go back to the island's Potluck Dinners."

A Signature Dish for Seattle: Every City Needs One

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Do we choose coffee, salmon, chowder or berry pies? Or here's another idea. If we're serious about singling out Seattle's iconic dish, how about Dutch Babies?

The Brat is Back!

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Bavarian Meats in the Pike Place Market has never been “just another deli”; it was a living time-capsule, a place where one could be certain of finding an astonishing array of basics from the Central European gastrosphere: hundreds of years worth of traditional Feinkostmetzgerei

Big Scoop on Our Sweet Tooth +Other Scoops

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The history of Frangos may explain our odd taste in ice cream. Speaking of history, did Lewis and Clark, er, borrow some lines?

Pizza From The Restaurant Made Better At Home

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You live where mushrooms live -- use them, they are a brilliance only a fool should ignore. If the porcini are $50/pound, buy $10 worth, it is a fortune. Same for morels, or chanterelles. Or matsutake. Sauté them on the side, in a small sauté pan, with parsley and garlic and such. Few pizza places will use such mushrooms, for they are expensive, fragile and, for the most part, their brilliance is lost on the audience.

Vitamin W: Health Benefits Of that Nightly Glass of Wine

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Research conducted by Serge Renaud of the University of Bordeaux discovered that although the French smoke and eat more dietary fat than Americans, they suffer half the mortality rate from coronary disease. Renaud argued that the French’s regular red wine consumption accounted for the difference.

How To Make: Bad Apple Pie

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It seems that there has been an outbreak of bad apples in nearly every city and town all over the country. And it’s not...

Kits to Convert Restaurants to Post-COVID Dining

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The design constructs wooden decking to cover the sidewalks and parking strips, semi-private booths, and carefully spaced tables.

How to Cook a Weed

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One evening, when I was maybe nine years old, we were in Spokane having dinner at another family’s house and one of their children pushed his plate of asparagus away and declared to his mother, “I hate vegetables.” Appalled by his ignorance, I shot him a look of withering scorn and said, “Asparagus is not a vegetable. It’s a weed.”

Cooking Fresh At Home: Late Spring Vegetables And Morels With Pasta

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It is the fresh broccoli and the spring garlic, on one hand, green and proud. And the muddy, earthy, sweaty morels from the damaged spring wetlands, on the other.

Remember When We Actually Ate At Seattle Restaurants?

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I was no Gael Green, the glamorous NYM food critic, but I’d been eating solid food for over 30 years, and I owned a set of escargot plates as well as a mortar and pestle, so I bellied up to the task of dining around town on an expense account.

Cafe Paloma: Losing Your Place

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I’ve been to weddings and wakes, birthday celebrations and baby showers, poetry readings and photography exhibitions and flamenco fandangos at Café Paloma. Without a doubt, the place is unique and special. It’s like no other place in the city. But now the pandemic has come to town and closed it down.

Field notes in a time of corona: Virus, Eats and Weed

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The coronavirus crisis has stomped the restaurant and bar trade like a health inspector’s red tag.

Cooking Smart: A Better Way to Wash Dishes

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Wash up continuously, not just after the meal. And use a small bowl.

Does the Seattle Soda Tax Work? We Still Don’t Really Know

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Many studies, but a maze of results. In part, this is because there is no common way to define or measure the public health “success” of a soda tax.

Hello, 2020: Prepare for Sticker Shock at Your Local Wineshop

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The Trump administration is threatening to expand the tariff to 100% on all European wines. If enacted this tariff will have devastating effects on the wine industry.

But I Just Wanna Find A Good Place To Eat!

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Over the years, ever since the 1960s Julia Child revolution in food, few things in journalism have stayed more fixed than restaurant reviews. The basic message is a kind of luxury porn. The basic literary formula is to go from appetizer to dessert. But now that's changing. Restaurant reviews are woke.

August 8th: Time to bite “The ‘Burger”?

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The first fast food  promoted like a summer blockbuster is coming to drive-ins country wide . . . Or is it? Burger King started teasing...