Drinking Well: The Trident

After so many years working in the culinary business, I cannot say how much I relish the incredibly broad, diverse, fascinating, inspiring group of colleagues I've had the pleasure to interact with over the years. And it is so very satisfying to cheer them in their accomplishments and milestones, tip [...]

2020-01-24T00:22:11+00:00October 7th, 2016|Cocktails, Culinary Community, Spirits|

Finding that Career Path in Food

Long, long ago,  just a couple of years after having earned my degree in Mathematics from University of Puget Sound, I sat at the desk in my one-room apartment in Seattle and flipped a coin. I was filling out the application for a stagiaire position at the venerable La Varenne cooking [...]

2020-02-05T18:53:51+00:00February 6th, 2014|Culinary Community|

Craftsy Give-Away

It's funny those times when two otherwise disparate parts of our lives overlap a bit. Such is the case with Craftsy. I can't recall how I was very first introduced to the site, but got an email this past week that noted I'd been a member for a year. The context [...]

2013-10-16T15:45:57+00:00October 8th, 2013|Cooking at Home, Culinary Community|

Anne Willan in Seattle

It is going to be such an honor to have Anne Willan here in Seattle for a couple days later this month. I love my hometown and am always thrilled at the chance to share it with friends and colleagues when they visit. This occasion will be an even richer [...]

2020-02-05T19:03:15+00:00October 4th, 2013|Cookbooks, Culinary Community|

Austin Impressions: The Community of Food

It's a rather odd phenomenon that occurs when involved in a conference as intensive and engaging as that of the  International Association of Culinary Professionals, which just wrapped up this weekend in Austin. The days are long, from that first sip of coffee each morning, chatting with tablemates before heading to the day's [...]

2011-06-08T00:50:28+00:00June 8th, 2011|Culinary Community, Restaurants, Travel|