Food

Food For Thought
4:30 am
Wed June 15, 2011

Blueprint for conviviality

Graham Baba Architects' rendering of Guoco's red tile kitchen.
Nancy Leson

A happy restaurant experience comes from a combination of food,  people and  place.  While all that can come together as a lucky accident, more often it's the result of careful planning.

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Food for Thought
6:30 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Who knew a trip to the market would become...

Photo and design by Justin Steyer KPLU

She was bronzed, glistening and gorgeous beneath the merciless lights and I  knew she could be mine -- all mine -- for a lousy $5.95.  I had just one question. 

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Food for Thought
6:03 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Say howdy to hash on Capitol Hill

The Corned beef hash & eggs at the Skillet Diner
Nancy Leson

History records the nation's first diner as a horse-drawn lunch wagon in 1870s Providence, R.I.

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Food for Thought
4:01 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Choose your poisson

Alaska King Salmon
Nancy Leson

Hope I'm not getting all touchy-eely and making a bass of myself but before I clam up and call for kelp I should point out that if you tuna in to this Food for Thought you'll be herring all about...

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Food
4:00 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Wonderfully weighty won tons

I was eager to hear all about the fabulous high-end chow I knew Nancy Leson had been scarfing in New York City's hottest dining spots. Instead we took a detour to Jersey. You got a problem wit dat?

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Food
10:05 am
Tue May 17, 2011

First Alaska Copper River salmon of the season arrive in Seattle

Alaska Airlines Capt. Bob Porter, right, holds up a 45 lb. Copper River Salmon as First Officer Scott Day looks on at left, Tuesday, as they arrived with the first shipment of Copper River Salmon from Alaska at Sea-Tac Airport.
Ted S. Warren AP

The first planeload of fresh Copper River salmon from Alaska arrived Tuesday morning at Sea-Tac Airport where chefs were waiting eagerly.

The Alaska Airlines pilot carried the first 45-pound fish off the plane and handed it to Frank Ragusa of Ocean Beauty Seafoods who gave it a kiss.

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Food for Thought
4:00 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Cannibal women in the avocado jungle of death!

Innocent Persea americana or fiendish snare?
Google images

I admit it! That headline has little to do with this segment but I was stumped for something socko about today's avocado green Food for Thought. Then KPLU's All Things Considered host Dave Meyer dropped by...

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Food for Thought
6:30 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Microwave makes it eggactly right

Nicely nuked by Nancy.
Seattle Times

Here's how to show an egg who's boss without ever turning on your stove.

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Food for Thought
1:01 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Smacznego!

Margaret's dinner.
Trace Cooper

You can hear me attempt to pronounce that headline at the end of this Food for Thought. It's the Polish for Bon Appetit, literally "eat well" and we certainly did.

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed April 20, 2011

One week, two holidays for Nancy

Eat the feet first so he can't run.
Williams-Sonoma

Wouldn't it be great to have chocolate Easter octopuses instead of bunnies?

Just think -- eight legs to bite off  instead of just a couple of measly ears.   But of course we're not talking about dessert today.  Today we're talking about main course holiday eating for  Passover and Easter.

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Food for Thought
4:45 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Nancy's crepe-shot

It was time to cut the crepe
Seattle Times

What kind of kid prefers crepes to pop tarts for breakfast? 

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Food
5:24 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

NW milk still safe according to federal health officials

Dairy industries fear radiaion getting into their products. Milk is the least to worry about when it comes to being exposed to radiation.
KPLU

Northwest milk industry leaders are hustling to allay fears about radiation in their products. The Environmental Protection Agency found small amounts of radiation in a milk sample taken from a Spokane-area dairy last week.

The agency has stepped up its monitoring program earthquake and nuclear plant disasters in Japan. Blair Thompson is the spokesman for the Washington Dairy Products Commission. He says Northwest dairies are concerned about the findings, but there is no immediate risk to residents.

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Food for Thought
4:33 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Wit Whiz?

What we're talkin' about.
Nancy Leson

The headlined question can be further refined -- and refined is the word -- to "Light, Tex-Mex, Salsa Con Queso, or Italia?"

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Food
1:24 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Walla Walla's L'Ecole Winery grows up with a new label

L’Ecole winery is debuting its new lables. They’re a bit sleeker and more gown up than the popular child’s painting of the school house used for more than 20 years.
L’Ecole

One of Washington's oldest and most recognizable wine brands, L’Ecole, is growing up a bit with a new, sleeker label.

L'Ecole is French for "the school" and that's because the winery operates out of a nearly 100-year-old school house. The old label was a child's colorful drawing of the facility. The new label sports a sepia-toned oil painting of the historical school house soon after it was constructed in 1912.

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Vegetarian? "Thass easy for you to say..."

Dick clicks with his celery stick
KPLU

It's a giant veg-out!

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