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Best Kosher for Passover Wines

I recently had the opportunity to taste several kosher-for-Passover wines with a small group of wine enthusiasts at an event hosted by editor Joel Magalnick and Publisher Karen Chachkes of JTNews, Washington State’s Jewish newspaper. Nine wines were poured by Michael Friend of Royal Wine Corporation, the world’s largest producer and importer of kosher wines. …

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An Honor, a Favor, and a Freebie (Win a Digital Kitchen Scale)

[CSN stores, which offers everything from cookware to kids beds has offered a nice kitchen scale to our readers; read through to the end to find out more.]

I woke up yesterday to find out that Herbivoracious had been nominated by Saveur Magazine as one of six finalists in the Best Special Interest Blog category …

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Portland Pod People – A Food Cart Revolution

I’ve written previously about how Seattle is experiencing a resurgence of food carts. They have taken our culinary scene by storm, cooking up everything from Korean-Hawaiian tacos to poutine. What I didn’t understand until now is that comparing our food cart scene with Portland’s is like comparing a takeover of the middle-school student council with …

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Things That Go Crunch In The Night – Making Your Food Pop, Part 4

– Chef Michel Richard, Happy in the Kitchen

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Salt
Acid
Fat
Crunch
A Telling Failure

I couldn’t agree more with Chef Richard. Properly crispy latkes, the well-browned cheese atop lasagna, a simple but crispy corn quesadilla, or good homemade breadcrumbs on a rich gratin are great favorites of mine.

And in contrast to those dry, shattering crunchy bits, there …

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Seattle Food Blogger Dinner (With Brief Review of Quinn’s Pub)

Tuesday night we had a gathering of a bunch of Seattle food bloggers at the relatively new Quinn’s Pub on Capitol Hill. I’d never met any of these folks before, so it was exciting for me to see everyone, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce you as well.

The night’s organizer was the …

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When It All Goes Wrong – Making Your Food Pop Part 5

So I came home with some kumquats, and, in the mood to just play with a fun ingredient, set about creating an .  I never meant it to be part of this series, but that’s how it worked out.

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Salt
Acid
Fat
Crunch
A Telling Failure

If you aren’t familiar with them, an amuse is just what it sounds …

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Spare The Fat, Spoil The Flavor – Making Your Food Pop, Part 3

I’m not the first person to observe that Americans have a crazy, conflicted relationship to fat. We love it, and eat far more of it than probably just about any other country in the world. God knows we have the obesity epidemic to show for it. At the same time, we fear it mightily, speaking …

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