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Shopping at Pike Place Market with ART's Chef

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Leslie Kelly
ART Chef Vandenbroucke's Alaska salmon with pickled apricot puree, served over tender-crisp sea beans

Guess who I ran into at Pike Place Market?

ART chef Jelle Vandenbroucke, who makes a trip there every Wednesday during the summer with anybody who wants to tag along. And it doesn’t cost a thing. How cool is that?

Chef Jelle has been chef de cuisine at ART for about a year, working with executive chef Kerry Sear at the gorgeous restaurant at the Four Seasons, where I would totally live if I ever hit that dang Mega Millions. Read more »

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Open Wide for Bite Of Seattle

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Leslie Kelly
Emmer & Rye chef Seth Caswell and chef Thierry Rautureau, right, at last year's The Bite Cooks!

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bite of Seattle (July 20-22, times vary. Free admission. Seattle Center) and for 30 years, food snobs have been pooh-poohing this egalitarian feast fest. Well, fine! Stay home with your truffle fries and sous vide steak. But you’re gonna miss out on some big fun. Read more »

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Five Delicious Summer Salads

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Leslie Kelly
Enjoying a made-to-order Caesar salad at SafeCo Field

Ah, don't you just love salad days?

It’s summer and we cannot get enough nicely dressed greens, pickled veggies and the unexpected appearance of wild cards like fruit, not to mention exceptional salads served in unexpected places. (Yes, maybe they should rename Safeco Field...of greens.) Here are five salads that get us hot: Read more »

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Turning Down a Chance to Be on Top Chef

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Leslie Kelly

A producer from "that secret culinary show that may or may not be shooting in town" sent me an e-mail late last week, inviting me to be on the show. My part? "Superfan." Sounds pretty cool, right? Read more »

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5 Tasty Food Dates For Your Summer Calendar

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Leslie Kelly

One of the many reasons summer goes by too darned quickly? There are just so many neat-o things to do. (Make time slow down, so we can do more!) Here are a few options to add to your already crammed culinary calendar: Read more »

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