Too Many Cooks archive for Jan. 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Talk about too many cooks...

Last week, @epicurious posted a great list of reknowned and/or celebrity chefs who are on Twitter. I went one further and created a Twitter list to collate their tweets in one spot. Click here to follow this list. Lots of good stuff. I know this...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Spocasual? Or, Spokasual?

A colleague told me this morning that she heard a local restaurant is advertising "SpoCasual" dining. (Or, is that SpoKasual?) I'm a little worried about what diners might show up wearing, considering how casual we are with casual dress these days. What do you think?...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

SAVORx launches Kickstarter campaign

Pete Taylor is serious about spice - a passion he'd like to share with a new business called SAVORx. Taylor, a Coeur d'Alene chef who trained at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, and I met last summer to talk about his plans to launch the...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

Sante Restaurant in the Liberty Building prides itself on European-style meals made with Northwest ingredients. Chef Jeremy Hansen, right, owns the restaurant with his wife, Kate, left, and makes house-cured meats including weisswurst, chicken terrine, duck prosciutto and others that also are sold at the deli.  (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Sante kitchen back in business Thursday

Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie will fire up the kitchen tomorrow to serve a full menu for the first time since a Dec. 11 kitchen fire. The grease fire caused $35,000 in damage and forced the restaurant to trim breakfast and lunch service, and eliminate dinner...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

It's all in the packaging

What do you do when you have hot dogs, leftover chili and ... no hot dog buns? Channel iCarly, the popular tween TV show on Nickelodeon and improvise. (For those unfamiliar with the show, Big Brother Spencer has cooked spaghetti tacos on numerous occasion. I've...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

Sawyer's Artisan Bakery in Davenport. (Lorie Hutson)

Sawyer's Update

Last Wednesday, Jennifer and Matt Sawyer were preparing to close their bakery. It was a long road to open Sawyer's Artisan Bakery in Davenport, Wash but dwindling sales had made it clear to the couple that they weren't going to make it. Jen says she...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

Sawyer's Artisan Bakery in Davenport, Wash.

Sawyer's Artisan Bakery in danger of closing

Opening a new business is never easy. And Jennifer and Matt Sawyer stared down some serious challenges as they struggled to open their artisan bakery in Davenport, Wash. When I talked to them in August for this food section story, the bakery had been open...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012

I promise to ignore the siren song of food magazines in 2012. (YumSugar)

My reluctant resolution 

I'm not one for resolutions. Especially those that pertain to food. I have found that outlawing anything gives me a sudden severe craving for the very food I intended to avoid. And that saying I'd like to drop a few pounds is a recipe for...

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