Check out three of my favorite Seattle spots for fish and chips as featured on KING 5 Evening Magazine! I had a blast taking reporter Kim Holcomb to Little Chinooks at Fishermen's Terminal, Emerald City Fish and Chips, and the Pacific Inn Pub in Fremont. For fish and chip tips along the Oregon Coast all the way up to Vancouver Island be sure to check out Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest.
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."
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.
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson included Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest among his top picks for green and local holiday gifts. Check out his full selection, including Shroom, the new mushroom cookbook from Seattle Chef Becky Selengut, and even cricket flour from Seattle's Central Co-Op (I am not making this up!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.