Tag: culinary arts

Canal Cookout

Canal Cookout an Adventure Outside the (Culinary) Box

Named by Forbes Traveler magazine one of the “prettiest towns” in America, Union appeals to summer vacationers and visitors alike. The breathtaking views, natural beauty, slow pace and recreational activities more than compensate for the off-the-beaten-path destination. But Lisa Leggett sees more than … read more

Have fun with a message to your guests on a blackboard.

Tips for Your Next Plein-Air Dining Party

Plein-air: adj. From the French en plein air...

When you live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, you learn to take full advantage of the often-fleeting warm summer days — and nights — including outdoor dining as often as possible. En- plein-air dining is easy and fun, and you don’t need to … read more

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Bacon Cheeseburgers with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

Start the Grilling Season Right with these Bacon Cheeseburgers

According to New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance, one of the top trends in barbecue today is a movement toward more individual expression. “It used to be that barbecue styles were determined by regions, but in our internet-connect, melting-pot nation, those … read more

El Sombrero

El Sombrero — A Taste of Mexico on the Key Peninsula

The Key Peninsula has seen its share of restaurant comings and goings over the past decade. But the Mexican restaurant El Sombrero, which opened in Key Center eight years ago, feels right at home amidst the rustic charm of the Peninsula — never … read more

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Asparagus simmering in shallow skillet
In the Market Now

Spring Tonics (Delicious Asparagus, that is)

Fleshy, green and succulent, asparagus is the ultimate spring vegetable. Known for its cleansing diuretic properties for centuries and once only available in spring, it has become a year-round favorite on American tables. Early culinary records indicate asparagus, which is a native of … read more

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Tips to Bake Pastries from Scratch

Even for talented cooks, dessert can be a different story, especially when you go beyond baking mixes to make pastries from scratch. “Pastries, and the doughs that give them life, have daunting reputations, but they’re not as complicated as they sound,” says Russel … read more

Via Rosa 11
Via Rosa 11 (Italian Kitchen and Market)

Authentic Italian Cuisine Steeped In Deep Family Traditions

Via Rosa 11 (Italian Kitchen & Market) is a vibrant Bainbridge Island business that grew from the roots of owner Pino Sordello’s heritage. The ambiance is that of stopping by a friend’s home, entering through the kitchen door and being greeted with a … read more

The Gig Harbor Cooking Club

Cooking Club Brings Food and Friends Together in the Kitchen

Learn. Cook. Eat. Drink. Laugh. This is the mission statement of the Gig Harbor Cooking Club, an eclectic group of amateur chefs who have formed lasting friendships through food. The club began two years ago, after one member spent a month in Korea. … read more

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