Tag Archives: Vegetables

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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Join Le Pichet at the 1900 1st Ave Block Party

Come by and see us at the  “1900 1st Ave Block Party”, Sunday August 10 from 1 to 5pm.  We will be selling taste-sized samples of a special Market inspired dish at our curbside stand, with 100% of the price … Continue reading

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Cooking Demonstration in the Pike Place Market

What:  Cooking demonstration and tasting by Le Pichet and Cafe Presse Executive Chef Jim Drohman as part of the Chefs on the Cobblestones series When:  Sunday June 22, 2014, from 2pm to 3pm Where:  The Pike Place Market demonstration stand, … Continue reading

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Spring Menu now at Cafe Presse

The Spring 2014 menu at Cafe Presse was rolled out on Tuesday April 8, 2014.  If you haven’t had a chance to come by and try it yourself, here are some photos of several of the dishes…Hope you will come … Continue reading

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Cauliflower gratin

Having purchased a fat cauliflower in the market, our evening meal featured a gratin of cauliflower served with pan seared pork chops.  However, I can’t claim that this was  exactly a “market inspiration”.  Instead, the idea came from an email … Continue reading

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Fall dishes at Le Pichet

Le Pichet Chef de Cuisine Jack Spiess added four new Fall dishes to the menu at last week.  Here are photos of each:        

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Tomatoes engineered for flavor

A friend recently forwarded me this article by Kenneth Chang in the NY Times which discusses efforts by scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute for Plant Innovation to built a better tasting tomato that can still be mass marketed.  … Continue reading

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Cooking Demo today at 2pm

If you are anywhere near the Pike Place Market today, Sunday August 4, 2013, would be pleased to have you drop by the Chef Demonstration Booth today between 2 and 3pm for a cooking demonstration give jointly by myself and … Continue reading

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Tourte aux blettes – sweet green chard and apple tart

This unusual dessert can be found in pastry shops in the city of  Nice and throughout the Cote d’Azur.  Although the idea of green chard in a dessert may seem strange, its pairing with raisins and pine nuts is typical … Continue reading

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Green Chard for Dessert?

Green Chard: not just for dinner I recently set out to make a Tourte aux blettes,  a sweet tarte made with green chard, which is a specialty of the city of Nice on the French Riviera.  If you are saying … Continue reading

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