I should preface this post with two facts: (1) I’ve never liked bread pudding all that much, and (2) I’ve never made it in my life. But, when cleaning out my freezer a few weeks ago, I realized I had frozen half a loaf of some wonderfully rustic Macrina bread, and figured I should use it for something delicious before it got freezer burnt. The only thing I could really think of was bread pudding, I though
Pintxo has been on my must-do list for probably over a year. I am a sucker for authentic Spanish tapas, and have been ever since visiting Barcelona back in 2010. I’m the type of person who gets bored halfway through a meal if all I have is a giant plate of the same thing in front of me, so I love the idea of having a variety of smaller dishes to share around and sample. While roaming the streets of Belltown wit
To help me along with my new obsession of canning and pickling I purchased a recipe book last year called ‘Saving the Season’ by Kevin West ($41 at Chapters). This is a really great book if you’re looking to add a gourmet touch to your canned products. Most canning recipe books I found to be too basic add vinegar and salt etc etc. I wanted something a little different and this book has it such as Ke
Inspired by Taylor’s Coffee Hater’s Guide to Seattle I wanted to write one about Victoria’s great coffee scene. It was once my dream to make my way to the barista championships one day so I worked at a few coffee shops to learn some skillz. Didn’t quite make it to the championships but I did gain a wealth of coffee knowledge as well as an appreciation for great coffee. Here are my favorite cof
This little café on Rock Bay Rd. is the epitome of a “hole-in-the-wall, didn’t know this was here, man this is good” kind of place. It’s a motorcycle repair shop come café come funky hangout spot. Their menu is limited to a few starter items such as mac and cheese, four different sandwiches, and an ice-cream sandwich for dessert. They’re licensed too so you can enjoy a double Caesar out
Alright, I’m inviting my fellow FancyFrites to the ultimate showdown. We already know that it was a close battle in Victoria, with Red Barn bacon coming out as the victor and the Whiskey Smoked bacon a close second. Knowing how much we all love Red Barn bacon, I figured I would start sampling what the local butchers in Seattle have to offer, starting with Rain Shadow Meats in the Melrose Market in Capital Hill.
Chatting with my sisters and cousins on our Whatsapp group, the topic of food comes up very frequently. One of us would usually snap something of what we’re eating and say “PHO!!!!!!” or whatever we’re chowing down at the time. The few times I’ve said that, my cousin would say that’s actually not his go-to item at Vietnamese restaurants, but rather Bo Kho. I was rather perplexed to say the least. I’ve never heard of
I must admit I’ve been to some prominent wine regions all around the world but I’ve neglected to explore what’s in my own back yard. A friend organized the whole day long tour for us and on a Friday morning (with already 2 sangrias in my system) nine of us were off to explore the vineyards of Saanich! Symphony Vineyard Located on Oldfield Rd., set amongst the many fruit and vegetable farms that this
Editors Note: This is a guest post from my dear friend Sarah whom I met during my Kansai Gaidai days. Looking for more adventure from her native UK, she’s teaching English in Japan at the moment in a suburb of Tokyo and eating her way through Japan. I definitely agree with her views of restaurant quality sushi in UK (my reference point being Vancouver, Canada) vs super market sushi in Japan. I remember eating a
I found this gem while browsing Reddit at this thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/asianamerican/comments/27vydv/david_changs_ode_to_chinese_restaurant_service/ I’m inclined to agree. I get enough small talk during my day. Just give my food to me NOW! That being said, Lucky Peach seems like an interesting publication. Maybe I’ll subscribe.