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.