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Chef Jim Drohman cooking demo in the Market Atrium

What:  Cooking demonstration and tasting by Le Pichet and Cafe Presse Executive Chef Jim Drohman When:  Saturday, December 06, 2014 from 11am to 12 noon Where:  The new show kitchen in the Pike Place Market Atrium Please join Chef  Jim … Continue reading

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Hunger is a poverty problem

I highly recommend the recent New York Times article by Mark Bittman entitled “Dont ask how to feed the 9 billion”.  In the article and during a subsequent talk he gave at the New York Times sponsored “Food for Tomorrow” … Continue reading

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Cafe Presse also has caramels

Both Le Pichet and Cafe Presse for the Holidays,  we are wrapping up our famous salted butter caramels for you to enjoy or to give.  Made with only honey, heavy cream, butter and sea salt, each box holds 10 caramels … Continue reading

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Butter caramels for the Holidays

Here at Le Pichet for the Holidays,  we are wrapping up gift boxes of our famous salted butter caramels for you to enjoy or to give.  Made with only organic honey, heavy cream, butter and sea salt, each box holds … Continue reading

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Join us today for Beajolais Nouveau!

Le Pichet’s Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau kicks off tonight at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there. But if parties are not your style, you can still drop by Cafe Presse to sample the first new … Continue reading

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In the vineyards of Irouleguy

The tiny Basque town of  Irouleguy and its red roofed church are perched in the foothills of the Atlantic Pyrenees almost within sight of the Bay of Biscay.  The vineyards that make up the AOC encircle the town, lining the … Continue reading

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Join us for our Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau!

What:  Le Pichet’s 15th annual Fête de Beaujolais Nouveau When:  Thursday November 20, 2014, from 6pm until late Where:  Le Pichet, 1933 1st Avenue Le Pichet’s celebration of the first new wine of the year,  which will mark its 15th … Continue reading

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Sunday dinner in Orthez

Here is a portrait of a farm raised chicken that I recently roasted for a Sunday dinner while spending time in France.   This tasty critter was raised, free range and natural, on a farm just outside of Orthez that also … Continue reading

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Caviar from Aquitaine

Ever heard of caviar that is raised in France?  With caviar from the Caspian Sea  being either too expensive or morally murky ( Caspian Sea sturgeons have been on the endangered species list for a while) or just plain unavailable, … Continue reading

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January 2015 Cooking Class: Garbure Béarnaise Workshop

What:  “Garbure Béarnaise Workshop” Cooking Class and Supper presented by Chef James Drohman (each session limited to 16 students)  When: Three different sessions of this class will be offered:   Saturday January 24, 2015, 12:noon to 3:30pm or Tuesday January … Continue reading

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