Food

In Memory – Bourdain

One year ago today, I woke up and sauntered into the kitchen for breakfast.  Within a minute or two my husband entered, just before heading off to work.  He asked me, Have you heard the news?  As he was asking this question, he pulled me into a hug.  No, I said.  There was no way […]

Cooking Sous Vide, A How To Guide

Sous-vide (soo-vide) (French for “under vacuum”) is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a temperature-controlled water bath (an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking). The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without […]

Outraged

outrage noun 1 widespread public outrage: indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, resentment. 2 it is an outrage: scandal, offense, insult, injustice, disgrace. 3 the bomb outrage: atrocity, act of violence/wickedness, crime, wrong, barbarism, inhumane act. verb his remarks outraged his parishioners: enrage, infuriate, incense, anger, scandalize, offend, give offense to, affront, shock, horrify, disgust, […]

Dear Olympia Restaurants and Food Service Establishments

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you feel as if you are going to die, in fact, after several hours of painful stomach cramps as well as violent diarrhea and vomiting, you kind of wish for death. It’s really one of the worst experiences you can have. It starts with a mild tummy ache that […]

Dinner and Driving

This past weekend my husband and I were in Las Vegas to spend time with a group of friends. Through the travel agent of a friend, we got a pretty good rate for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located next to the Aria. I did not know this was a casino-free, nonsmoking hotel, but boy did […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival

My husband and I had the great privilege recently of staying with some amazing friends for a few days while we all attended the South Beach (Sobe) Food and Wine Festival in Miami, Florida. Our adventure started with a red-eye flight from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL. After landing in Miami at 8 am, we […]

Dinner with a Master Bladesmith

A few months ago I stumbled upon a short video series entitled Raw Craft on You Tube sponsored by The Balvenie (a distillery located in Ireland producing a unique range of single malt whiskies). The series is hosted by Anthony Bourdain (the American chef, author and TV personality). To quote the Raw Craft web site, […]