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Edible Seattle Recommends SLPNW

Edible Seattle magazine is my go-to guide to enjoying the local bounty of the Pacific Northwest throughout the seasons. I'm delighted by their review of Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest: 

Brewer wants to inspire people to explore, taste, and feel confident about cooking with the seafood that draws hungry aficionados from around the world. From shucking an oyster to hosting a crab feed, or finding the best meal on the coast, she’s got you covered, with a seafood enthusiasm that is infectious.



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Thanks for the love, Port Orchard Independent!

 

There's nothing quite like being profiled by your home town paper! Do I still want to become mayor of a small town someday? We shall see. In the meantime, I'm plenty happy writing about good things to eat, including the seafood at Agate Pass Cafe in Suquamish. 

"Brewer calls [Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest] “a guide book to all the iconic, quirky and great seafood restaurants throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.” The book, which also features recipes, is now in its second printing.

“It was super fun to put together,” said Brewer, a 1996 South Kitsap High School graduate. “It’s kind of astounding when you get beyond the beaten track how many great experiences there are out there."

Read on.

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Three of My Favorite Northwest Food Gifts

It's always a hoot to chat with the fun folks at KING 5 New Day Northwest, and today we discussed three favorite Northwest food gifts I discovered during my research. Did you know you can help restore wild salmon habitat by drinking wine? That a sea-salt obsessed Oregonian tasted coastal bays up and down the Oregon and Washington coasts until he finally found "the one?" That there's a local canned tuna that is fancy enough to give as a hostess gift or stocking stuffer? Take a look and learn more


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Holiday Gift Guide For The Outdoors Enthusiast (The Seattle Times)

Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest made it onto a top local outdoorsman's holiday gift guide! Writes Mark Yuasa of The Seattle Times: 

Take a seafood journey by picking up the new book “Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest”($19.95) written by former Seattle Times reporter Karen Gaudette Brewer (and wife of Times sports columnist Jerry Brewer). The book offers an extensive list of seafood restaurants, markets and recipes, and takes the reader on an outdoor journey to places in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia where one can gather or purchase the seafood themselves. Available at University Book Store, Barnes & Noble and www.amazon.com/books

Yuasa is a Seattle native and lifelong angler who grew up near the banks of Lake Washington and has covered fishing and the outdoors for more than 21 years for The Seattle Times. Read his regular fishing report every Thursday and his outdoor notebook every Sunday. And, check out the rest of his 2014 outdoors holiday gift guide.

 

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Seattle Writer Chronicles Top Picks For Northwest Seafood (The Seattle Times)

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What a treat to be interviewed by Rebekah Denn, a James Beard Award-winning local food writer and a colleague whose work I admire immensely. Here's excerpt from our Q&A featured in The Seattle Times (and Ken Lambert made that fun photo with the Dungeness crab at Pike Place Market):

When it comes to seafood, sometimes we don’t recognize how good we have it in the Pacific Northwest. We get a timely reminder from Karen Gaudette Brewer in her new book, “Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest” (Globe Pequot, $19.95,) an exploration of those “edible treasures” — our waterways, our traditions, and how and where to eat.

We talked with Gaudette Brewer, a former Seattle Times food writer (and wife of Times sports columnist Jerry Brewer) who is now a senior editor at Allrecipes.com, about some of her favorite finds, current trends and underappreciated landmarks. She said that she hopes to re-engage curiosity about the region’s food and traditions, to inspire people “to plan road trips, to try new festivals, to go razor clamming for the first time, to feel confident putting oysters on their grill when summer rolls back around.

Read the rest, including some of my favorite seafood spots in Seattle. 

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Where To Eat Seafood (Seattle Kitchen with Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau)

It's always a treat to share the airwaves with Seattle Chefs Tom Douglas (Dahlia Lounge, Seatown Seabar, Serious Pie, Lola, Assembly Hall…too many to count!) and Thierry Rautureau (Loulay and Luc), this time in honor of the release of Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest

Take a listen to our chat about where to eat Dungeness crab while visiting Seattle, the fabled Long Beach Peninsula restaurant The Ark, and fun daytrips from Seattle.

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New Author Success Story: Karen Gaudette Brewer (The Business of Books)

Authors Jen Worick and Kerry Colburn know books. They've published dozens of titles between them, shepherded other books through the publishing process, and run a consulting business: The Business of Books. I took their seminar in 2012, back when I knew I wanted to write a book but just wasn't clear how to get from points A to B. It's an honor to now be featured on their growing list of New Author Success Stories. 

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LAUNCH PARTY: UW ALUMNA KAREN GAUDETTE BREWER DEBUTS NEW PNW SEAFOOD BOOK

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LAUNCH PARTY: UW ALUMNA KAREN GAUDETTE BREWER DEBUTS NEW PNW SEAFOOD BOOK

My four years at the University of Washington were some of the most intense and creatively fulfilling of my life, largely due to my time working at The Daily, the award-winning student newspaper. I cut my teeth there as a writer, learned from top-notch colleagues, covered some major events, and joined a long line of Huskies crazy enough to serve as Editor-in-Chief. A little over a decade after graduation I was delighted to join the Alumni Board of the Department of Commuication, where I helped raise money for student programs, recruited new board members, and mentored the next generation of Huskies. I'm delighted and honored that Comm featured me and Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest in this recent story

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