Spotting one of Seattle's master chefs prowling amid the vibrantly-colored ruffage of Pike Place Market is kind of like catching a lion stalking its prey: you don't want to make a peep lest you interrupt his deep concentration; one false move and the epiphany surrounding the preparation of a fiddlehead fern might get spooked and fly away.
(Men doing what men do)Patience grasshopper. Watch these men do nothing while everything happens in the pan. caramelized onions make princes out of frogs. Add some to salads, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, soups. Written instructions can be found here.
Hey, didja know? We run a column in every single issue featuring a local producer! Some months it's a farm, as it is this month: Skagit Sun grows those incredible ruby red Shuksan strawberries you'll be eating by the handful later this month.
There was excitement last fall when the news broke that Greg Atkinson, the former Canlis chef, cookbook author (his sixth book, At the Kitchen Table, is due this fall and he's long been a contributor to Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Times Sunday
Our editors are still recovering from GelatoGate 2011, the week-long orgy of ice-cream eating that preceeded our June issue (on newsstands today). Our award-winning and downright awesome food editor Ali Scheff made the picks, our fantastically talented art director Sue Boylan called in the props, and then it was ice cream everywhere for two weeks here at SeaMag.
(A taxing meeting for Cynthia)Consider purchasing eggs from pastured hens at one of Seattle's farmer's markets. Eggs rasied in fresh air with access to greens, bugs and worms produce specatular eggs that are far superior nutritionally. The flavor is dazzling. In this video Jane demonstrated The Joy of Cooking method of poaching the incredible edible egg. Vortex required.
A $25,000 donation by Coca-Cola has just closed the gap on funding Seattle's annual 4th of July fireworks display ("Family 4th at Lake Union"), proving for the second year in a row that the show can go on without a major title sponsor (so, no, it won't be called the "Coke Family 4th").
Organizers at One Reel say the party starts at noon at Gas Works Park (2101 N. Northlake Way) on Monday, July 4 and features games and entertainment (details TBA). For more info, click here.
What if you were in charge of Seattle—and had unlimited funds? What one single thing would you do to improve our city?
Your answer can describe a project or idea that corrects a problem, rectifies a missed opportunity or creates an exciting new vision for our city. It can be as realistic (or as unrealistic!) as you’d like. Anything goes here. Your idea may become part of an upcoming story in print or online.
Share your big idea here.
Seattle magazine arts editor Brangien Davis scoured the local soundscape for a baker's dozen of the best warm-weather songs recently released by Seattle bands of note. Stream the videos here (via YouTube), then support local music by buying the songs from iTunes. Happy Summer!
After putting a call out via social media for votes on where the third Molly Moon’s Ice Cream shop should open (and drumming up an impressive amount of neighborhood enthusiasm in the process), Molly Moon Neitzel has decided to open not one but two new shops, one in each of the top vote-getting ‘hoods.
This weekend Seattle mag’s edit team walked away with a major pat on the back from the Society of Professional Journalists. Congrats to Rachel Hart, Brangien Davis, Karen Johnson, Kate Calamusa, John Levesque, Sue Boylan, Allison Austin Scheff, Kristen Russel, Knute Berger, Maria Dolan, Dana Standish and all of the editors and contributors who helped us win the following honors in the magazine category:
General Excellence, 1st Place, Seattle magazine staff
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