Holiday Break

There is plenty of hustle and bustle to go around this time of year: holiday parties and big family gatherings, concerts, school pageants, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. In the midst of all that busyness, it doesn’t hurt to schedule an evening with a few friends for a casual meal that gives you a chance to catch up over good food and revive a bit around the table together. You owe it to yourself....

A Day in the Life

in a small church basement, stereotypes are shattered and people are fed...

Norwegian Christmas Cookies

“Each pastry has its own unique form,” writes Stokker, “something that adds to the challenge of making them.”...

Grain Country Spirits

With wheat growing in their front yard, a new crop of distillers is making their mark on eastern Washington....

Of Land and Sea

On Lopez Island, diversity is the key for Jones Family Farm...

A Pacific Northwest Christmas Cake

I have lived in the U.S. long enough to know that fruitcake here is much maligned— dry as a bone and hard as masonry nails—something few people in their right mind would consider eating....

A Taste for Bitter

Bitter may be America’s least liked flavor, but McLagan makes a persuasive argument that this should change—and that a change may already be underway....

Pie Salad

My mother is a nutrition nut, so when it was time for me to go to preschool her problem wasn’t vaccinations, it was dessert. She knew my education would coincide with an introduction to real cookies and I’d never look at fruit with the same delight again....

Sol to Seed Farm

“I went out there and thought it was amazing,’” Matt says. “Even when I was just doing something mundane.”...