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Signature Tastes of Spokane

Treat the cooks on your holiday shopping list to a little taste of the Spokane culinary scene.

Just in time for the season of gift giving, Smoke Alarm Media is releasing “Signature Tastes of Spokane.” Co-authors  Steven Siler and Nicole Manganaro have gathered recipes from locally-owned restaurants around the area. Chefs, caterers, farms, markets, wineries and bakeries also shared recipes for the book. It features more than 100 recipes, along with black and white photography of the area's culinary culture.

Signature Tastes of SpokaneThe book covers drinks, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

We're sharing a recipe from the book in Wednesday's food section. Look inside for the recipe for the Bucket of Love from chef David Blaine and Latah Bistro.

Siler, editor-in-chief at Smoke Alarm Media, has also produced “Signature Tastes” cookbooks for Boise, Idaho, Bellingham, Wash. and Charlotte, N.C. The “Signature Tastes of Seattle” is planned for a January release. The nationwide project will eventually feature all 50 states and 150 different cities.

Signature Tastes of Spokane is being released later this week and can be purchased at and

It will also be available soon at Auntie's Bookstore, Rosauers Supermarkets, Super 1 Foods, Huckleberry's Natural Markets, Barnes and Noble stores and at many of the restaurants and retailers featured in the book.

There's more information on the “Signature Tastes of Spokane” page on Facebook.


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Adriana Janovich writes for and edits the Wednesday food section.

Carolyn Lamberson Features Editor for The Spokesman-Review. She's a foodie who has no time to cook. Still, a girl can dream ...

Ruth Reynolds is a copy editor at the SR. "I would bake and cook more than I do if I didn't have to keep cleaning off my kitchen counters. My favorite kitchen appliance is my rice cooker. No. My immersion blender."

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