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Saturday lunch, Alsace-style

Quick photo of me at lunch with the part of the Drohman family that lives in Alsace…where, incidentally,it is spelled Drohmann.  This photo only shows a part of the group, which numbered about 25 guests, all of whom are either … Continue reading

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Early Fall dishes on the menu at Le Pichet

Although it still seems like Summer in Seattle, Fall has come to the farm tables in the Pike Place Market.  Here are some new dishes recently added to the menu at Le Pichet that reflect the arrival of Fall produce.  … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Changes

In case you didn’t get the memo, there are some changes coming to the University District and Broadway Farmer’s Markets. The University District market will be leaving its location at just south of the University Heights Community Center, its location … Continue reading

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GM Alfalfa was in the food supply before USDA approval

“A food-safety advocacy group demanded on Friday that the U.S. government investigate how a Washington state alfalfa crop became tainted with a genetically modified trait that was illegal when the seed was purchased.” Reuter’s , September 27, 2013 According to … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Green Plate Special

What:  Benefit for Green Plate Special at the Corner Table When:  Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:30pm Where:  The back room at Cafe Presse Cafe Presse is proud to Welcome Green Plate Special to the Corner Table! We are pleased to … Continue reading

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Chicken Fricasse with mushrooms and creme fraiche

Many people don’t think of slow simmering when deciding what to do with a chicken.  However, farm raised chickens lend themselves very well to this treatment, since they are generally full of flavor, less fatty and a bit firmer in … Continue reading

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Draft Horses make a comeback

According to an article in the New York Times, by Anne Raver, by some estimates, there are now about 400,000 farms in North America that use draft animals in some capacity…who knew?  Interesting article, though.  

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Pigeon des Landes roti en poele et sa salade verte

A quick supper dish that really was an inspiration du marché as the French say…an inspiration from a farm stand at the Sunday market at Amou, a short drive north of Orthez in the adjacent region of Les Landes  Pigeon breast, … Continue reading

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GM Foods in the Spotlight

Its not easy being GM Two recent articles, one featured on National Public Radio, and the second on New York Times Op-Ed page, both look at the trials and tribulations of the approval process for  new GM products. In his … Continue reading

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Ferme Bethanoun

A Family Run farm Last week, I had a chance to visit another cheese producer in the Pyrenees of the French Basque countries (I say “another” because last Spring, I visited Ferme Kukulu which is just outside of the Basque … Continue reading

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