The Art of Collaboration

This article posted on Bon Appétit's website yesterday sheds some interesting light on the job of ghost-writing and co-authoring books with chefs and other celebs. It was fun to see a number of friends included in the piece! I've never ghosted a cookbook--contributing to the book's content without direct attribution--but [...]

2020-01-24T00:14:35+00:00January 11th, 2017|Chefs, Cookbooks|

Smart Catch: A New Seafood Steward

Hmmmm, such a dilemma it was. Toward the end of dinner last night, someone at my table asked which of the four outstanding seafood dishes we'd just eaten was our favorite. How to choose? Particularly with chefs the likes of Thierry Rautureau (Luc & Loulay) and Branden Karow (Culinary Director [...]

2020-01-25T01:33:12+00:00July 14th, 2015|Chefs, Restaurants, Seafood|

Inn at Langley: Bucolic Modernism

Whidbey Island is one among many beloved destinations for folks in the Puget Sound area, popular for day-trip escapes from the city, second homes and get-away weekends with friends. Walking the beaches, visiting lighthouses, biking country roads, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, catching crab....that's what we tend to associate with a [...]

2015-05-12T19:31:58+00:00May 12th, 2015|Chefs, Northwest Destinations, Restaurants|

Dame Melba: A Culinary Muse

Sure, I got caught up in the groundswell of interest in Downton Abbey after it got so many friends yammering about it in that first season. I dutifully caught up on all the episodes, watching that last season in real-time, able to commiserate and grouse along with them (really? a [...]

2020-02-05T19:08:12+00:00August 15th, 2013|Chefs, Culinary History|

Rover’s: An Appreciation

My husband and I still remember that first meal we had at Rover's. It was August, 1988. We were both having grumpy weeks, didn't like our jobs, whatever the grievance. So we played hooky that lovely sunny day and walked onto the Bainbridge ferry to escape a bit, wander Winslow, [...]

2020-02-05T19:25:54+00:00February 22nd, 2013|Chefs, Memories, Restaurants|