House-cured salmon toast from Mr. West in downtown Seattle

As with many things in Seattle’s culinary scene, we can probably credit chef Renee Erickson for convincing us that $10 is not too much to spend on toast

For an obsessive home baker, visiting King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus in Norwich, Vermont, was something of a religious pilgrimage worthy of the hours-long detour I took during my Boston vacation last year.