Spring Fever Salad

Spring fever salad season is in full effect. After months of kale Caesars and roasted beet salads, it’s finally time to break free. Sugar snaps are in. And not even the first-of-the-season price was gonna scare me off this week. Usually I like them simple — just blanched and drizzled with a little sesame oil and salt. …

BOOK REVIEW | Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies — How What We Eat Defines Who We Are

      —  Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies — How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by Sophie Egan Sophie Egan’s Devoured is what most food culture books aspire to be: academic yet totally engaging. It’s sociology, marketing, a little psychology and chock full of interesting data and factoids about the …

Feast Tofino: Food Fest West Coast Style

If you’re driving to Tofino, British Columbia, the last major leg is the pass connecting Port Alberni with Ucluelet and Tofino. It’s a windy road and in the winter, chains are required. The thing is, that’s until the end of March. But then, April stretches into May and it’s Spring – harvest time on British Columbia’s …

Photos: Issaquah Farmers Market Opening Day

Issaquah Farmers Market kicked off on May 7 with a mix of vendors old and new. It was a gorgeously sunny day which undoubtedly delivered a good turnout. Here’s a quick look at Opening Day and what you can look forward to at the market this weekend.           Issaquah Farmers Market …

Issaquah Farmers Market Returns May 7

What a week. May the Fourth, Cinco de Mayo and maybe most importantly – the return of Farmers Market season in the Pacific Northwest. {Cue the fanfare!} After a weirdly warm winter, the Issaquah and Redmond Saturday markets return on Saturday, May 7. While the first weeks of the season are usually all about asparagus, radishes, …

Cafe Juanita’s La Spinetta Dinner Celebrates the Wines of Piemonte

It’s always a pleasure to eat at Cafe Juanita. Although Chef Holly Smith and team continue to be recognized nationally for outstanding food and service, it still feels like a not-so-secret secret that’s just for us Eastsiders. Instead of having to cross the bridge to go into Seattle, we can bring in out-of-town friends and know …