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Haraneko Borda, Itxassou, France

In the Pays Basque, adding Borda to the name of an eating establishment signifies a rustic country inn. In Euskera, borda means barn and the original Bordas were kitchens set up in underused barns, often with the cooking done over … Continue reading

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Les Chèvres de Brassenx

There’s a new fromagerie in Orthez (officially in Argagnon but that is only about 4 minutes from Orthez). This is big news because 1) well things can move pretty slow in Orthez and it is therefore not that often that … Continue reading

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Penn Cove Shellfish

Penn Cove Shellfish was established in 1975 by the Jefferds family in Coupville, Whidbey Island, and is the oldest commercial mussel farm in the United States.  Today, the Jefferds are still hard at work producing some the best sustainably farmed … Continue reading

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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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