Food Education

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

The Dark and Stormy and a Brief History of Rum

I wanted to reload this HH as it has been almost 3 years since I last talked about it and let’s just say a few of these beverages have been consumed since then.  I have read several books during this same stretch on the history […]

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Book Review – The Mushroom Hunters

Book Review – The Mushroom Hunters

Nate and I swung over to Filson in Seattle last night to see one of my local favorite authors do a little talk on foraging and camping. The store was awesome but the speech was even better.  Real stories of real foraging of real food […]

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Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

So in January of this year I took a month off of grain (mostly).  The goal was threefold: 1) see if I felt any difference physically, 2) see if I would lose weight, and 3) get people (including the internet) off my back regarding how […]

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Iron Phil and the Art of Fire and Bacon

Iron Phil and the Art of Fire and Bacon

My two older boys recently celebrated their 14th and 12th birthday’s respectively and Iron Phil, aka @beanwhisperer, came by to make his world famous mac and cheese. Loaded with gruyere, cream, and of course whiskey-fired bacon, it was unbelievably awesome! The recipe to come soon! […]

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Kid’s First Bites – Hilarious Video

Kid’s First Bites – Hilarious Video

I stumbled upon this Ted video and thought it was hilarious and insightful. Set to music and captured in slow motion, kids do a great job of being “honest” about what they like or don’t like…body language and facial expressions say it all!

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Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks Chopsticks. Those frustrating yet fun tools for the eater. Whether you are eating at the lame Panda Express (tastes good but still lame), the “next level” Asian restaurant (think Chinese Dragon in Spokane, or any other predominantly-Anglo town), or even the […]

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Food Facts: Sassafras and the origin of Root Beer

Food Facts: Sassafras and the origin of Root Beer

Early explorers to the “New World” were intent on gathering sassafras, which was highly prized because it was thought to cure syphilis. North America abounds in sassafras. The Native Americans used the leaves to thicken soups. It never cured syphilis, but the roots made an […]

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Food Facts: Holy Trinity

Food Facts: Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity As a culinary term, the holy trinity originally refers specifically to chopped onions, bell peppers, and celery, combined in a rough ratio of 1:1:1 and used as the staple base for much of the cooking in the Cajun and Louisiana Creole cuisine. […]

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Proper British Bacon

Proper British Bacon

PROPER BRITISH BACON Who says you can’t get proper British bacon in the Seattle area? I know of two really good locations, both of which I have enjoyed at home. Curious as to the difference between “British” and “American” bacon. Here you go! American cuts […]

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