Scoop Blog Archive / June 2012

Willows Inn Chef Blaine Wetzel Wows Aspen Food & Wine Classic Crowd

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Leslie Kelly
Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel

Blaine Wetzel, the wunderkind chef from Willows Inn on Lummi Island, was named one of the nation’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, his increasingly famous face featured on the cover of the July issue.

One of the perks of this recognition is an invitation to the Aspen Food & Wine Festival, a slightly overwhelming – in a good way – event held this weekend. Read more »

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Cormac Mahoney Shines at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

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Leslie Kelly
Madison Park Conservatory chef Cormac Mahoney

Madison Park Conservatory’s Cormac Mahoney was glowing. And it wasn’t just the photo-op bright lights. No, the chef was basking in the steady stream of compliments flowing from the consumers at this weekend's glittering Aspen Food & Wine Classic.

Even after waiting in one of the longest lines of the event, avid food enthusiasts raved about Mahoney’s signature Coco Pork tacos crowned in crispy shoestring potatoes. Read more »

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Video: Book Trailer for Local Author Maria Semple's New Novel

Arts and culture editor Brangien Davis recommends Maria Semple's new book (along with two others from local authors) in the June issue of Seattle mag. This funny trailer, featuring local book nerds (and Tom Skerritt), is just another good reason to put Where'd You Go, Bernadette? on your summer reading list. Read more »

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Schmoozing with the Stars at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

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Leslie Kelly
Washington winemaker Charles Smith and Seattle mag food writer Leslie Kelly

Jacques Pepin shook my hand and called me cherie. Talk about the ultimate Rocky Mountain High!

I’m at the 30th annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where it’s perfectly possible to bump into the A-list culinary talent. The people who put the celebrity into celebrity chef. Read more »

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Shopping News: Promesse Closing Sale, the New Totokaelo, and Introducing Ligne Ballet Flats

The airy new home of Totokaelo

Here’s the latest word in shopping around Seattle: Read more »

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