Friday Night Slice: Asparagus Flatbread with Kalamatas & Mama Lil’s Peppers

Asparagus is so good on pizza, I had to do it two ways this week. Sunday’s edition was for the asparagus purist — dough simply stretched and brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with red pepper flakes, then topped with mozzarella and fontina.  The asparagus spears are cut in half, and the bottoms are cut into …

Feast Tofino: Long Table Dinner at Pacific Sands Resort

Dining al fresco looks and sounds fantastic, whether you’re sitting out in a vineyard or in an alpine meadow or beside the ocean. The Pacific Sands Resort was a gorgeous spot for Feast Tofino‘s Long Table dinner. We had great weather that week, so on a sunny, but still-chilly-at-the-beach evening, we gathered with 50-60 of …

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 …