Tool Tuesday: Microplane-Style Graters

Microplane-Style Graters For a variety of reasons, the microplane-style grater is one of my “go to” tools in the kitchen. Used for zesting citrus fruits and finely grating cheeses and spices, the microplan...

Tool Tuesday: Hardwood Cutting Boards

Hardwood Cutting Boards Since we last featured knives in this column, I thought I’d highlight the good knife’s necessary partner – a hardwood cutting board.  Nothing will turn your knife blade to a dull...
John Howie Steak, zabutan 8oz medium rare
8.1Yum... Cha-Ching!

Review: John Howie Steak, Bellevue, WA

Just inside the elegant but dimly lit entryway to John Howie Steak in Bellevue, the warm glow of a display case draws the visitor's eye to its contents: marbled red beef. And rightly so--  John Howie Steak's m...
Old Soul Half-Rack of Ribs
7.2Yum.

Ole Soul Southern Creole, Everett

At the quiet end of Hewitt Avenue, near Everett's industrial waterfront, is the entrance to Ole Soul Southern Creole. On a dark, rainy evening, the eatery seems to be nestled in between boarding houses in a fad...
Tampopo still shot, ramen master with student

Top 10 Movies About Food

Food is so important in all of our daily lives, it's surprising that there are so few movies in which if plays a leading role. I'm not talking about documentaries and fad diet videos (though I admit that some o...