A Korean Table

In culinary school, my cooking partner was of Korean descent. In one of our assignments, we were supposed to write a fine-dining, multi-course Korean menu. My friend politely pointed out that true Korean dinners would not include several courses. Rather, a Korean fine-dining experience would mean even more dishes and banchan (side dishes), arranged at the table all at once, in a lavish display of abundance....

A Wide World of Spice

Anyone who sticks their head in the doorway of World Spice Merchants, on Western Avenue below Pike Place Market, can’t help but be intrigued....

The Ruby Red Lure

Growing up, I never paid much attention to rhubarb. I thought it was something from another era—the Victorian one, perhaps—served alongside dishes like syllabub and blancmange....

Helsing Junction Farm

The mission is simple: grow the most beneficial food possible — food that is integral to a healthy farming system, good for human health, full of flavor, and available to a wide range of people. Since Ujcic (pronounced you-jick) and Salafsky founded Helsing Junction in 1992 it has grown from five farmed acres to almost a hundred, and from 75 community supported agriculture (CSA) subscribers to more than a thousand, spanning from Lynnwood to Portland and out to the coast....

A Weird that Wows

In the kitchen—and the imagination—of Gastropod’s Travis Kukull...

Reinventing the Beer Wheel

Jason Yerger started brewing beer out of desperation. When he was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance in 2007, the craft beer lover struggled to find anything on the market worth drinking....

Life at the Table

Ashley Rodriguez expected to fall in love with Italy. As an art student at Seattle Pacific University, she signed up to study abroad hoping to revel in a country steeped in art history. But it was the culture’s gastronomic influence—the gelato, the carbonara, the conversation, and long meals—that left a lasting mark. There was “something magic” that happened around the table in Italy....

Letter from the Editor

I never planned to become a gardener—but I never planned to move to Seattle either....