|SWFE - endless rows of perfect miniature bites! Prawn salad from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
Monday, March 3, 2014
When I attend a big food/beverage tasting event, it's exciting, and it's also like that moment in the movie Gladiator, where Russell Crowe's Maximus is preparing for battle, the tension is palpable, and he calmly instructs his army: "At my signal, unleash hell." I imagine that's probably how the food/drink vendors feel right as the doors open and hundreds of people pour in, with that gleam of hunger in their eyes. Seattle-town takes its food and drink seriously. We'll dedicate a whole Sunday to wandering the rows in Exhibition Hall of Seattle Center, pacing our way through dozens of restaurant samples and a literal ocean of wine/spirit/beer/cider sips. You'll never get through every single thing, but it's a challenge to try all your favorites, while making new ones. Get ready to rumble - Seattle Wine and Food Experience just rocked Seattle's world.
Monday, February 24, 2014
It's safe to assume it's mostly bloggers who read other blog posts, so when I say this, it's not for shock value so much as Can I get an Amen, fellow blogger sistahs and brothas? This post took me almost a year to go live. There was no catastrophic human tragedy. The rights to edible food wasn't in litigation hell, being argued over by teams of overpriced Hollywood lawyers. The recipe wasn't even all that complicated -- it's just a vegetable quiche, for heaven's sake! But you know how it goes -- you put together what you know will be a tasty seasonal post, take a million photos, and then fall behind on photo editing and the recipe loses timeliness. So I'm making up for lost time, giving this long-overdue, crusty post about building the perfect quiche its long overdue spotlight.
|Happy First Birthday, Year-Old Quiche Photos! - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
Monday, February 17, 2014
Not unlike other winter-trodden regions, we had a bit of snow the other week. And let me be clear, it really was just a little bit, barely anything to sneeze at for areas that are used to feet of the white stuff, but as you've heard, when it snows in/around Seattle, it literally SHUTS THE CITY DOWN. One or two inches of snow? SNOWMAGEDDON 2014. We're just not used to it, and the city and its inhabitants aren't really prepared for dealing with it because it's not a constant seasonal condition. Luckily, this brush with Old Man Winter was over a weekend, so the majority of people could stay in and leave the snow-business to the stalwart experts. For the safety of everyone around me, I stayed-put all weekend, and did a Snow Day/Weekend Like. A. Boss.
|Snow Day? Make chewy chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with sea salt - BOO-YAH! - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
Monday, February 10, 2014
Let's face it, if it wasn't so close to Valentine's Day, I'd be calling this post, Breaking Cookie Butter Bad, or maybe Diabetes, the Gift That Keeps on Giving. One of the food fads that rode the coattails of the holidays was the entity known as Cookie Butter, aka Biscoff, aka Speculoos. It's like Billy the Kid, it had so many aliases, and just as notorious. You're either reading this with a look of bewilderment or shaking your head with glazed-over eyes, thinking back on your last sweet fix when you passed out with the Cookie Butter cradled in your huddled grasp. I say, embrace the madness. Ride the snake. Make Cookie Butter Bars for Valentine's Day and never look at the world the same again. Because it's so sweet, you'll probably go cross-eyed.
|Happy Valentine's Day - I got you diabetes - Photo by Wasabi Prime|