‘Genesis Project’ Raising a Glass to New Beginnings

True Story. One afternoon about two years ago I received a life-changing email. A gentleman from a national media firm mentioned he thought I would be a perfect fit for a Seattle company they had in their portfolio. It had the same focus as my online site and they were looking for an editor for a term of 6-months minimum and liked my work enough … Continue reading ‘Genesis Project’ Raising a Glass to New Beginnings

Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

Planning a dinner party in a way that you’re actually capable of getting it done without panicking is important. It’s bad hospitality for the host to be freaked out.  ~Ted Allen basil & salt magazine is pleased to introduce its signature cookbook series. HolidayCheer is the first in our series and the inaugural issue is a collection of both culinary and cocktail recipes combined with … Continue reading Basil & Salt Magazine’s ‘HolidayCheer’ now available for pre order

Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

While visiting Japan, I discovered that apartment store basements were combinations of mini-restaurants, islands where you could purchase an amazing variety of foods and liquor stores that sold beers (cans of Budweiser were the most popular), wine (mostly French and a very expensive American wines), Champagnes (French) and, of course, spirits. The most popular spirits were the famous French brands including Chivas Regal. Royal Crown … Continue reading Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

Culinary Corner: Annebel Langbein’s Simple Pleasures

Annabel Langbein, New Zealand’s Top Celebrity Chef  released her new cook book, Simple Pleasures in October of last year. Simple Pleasures is the accompanying book to her TV Series which is debuted  the same month across the country.  Through her new book, we now have the opportunity to get to know one of New Zealand’s top Celebrity Chef’s whose style of cooking encompasses her passion of using fresh seasonal ingredients … Continue reading Culinary Corner: Annebel Langbein’s Simple Pleasures

Tour the world with Ally’s Kitchen

Alice Phillips AKA What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen, is a true renaissance woman and darling of the foodie world. She flits and flies over the foodie blogs at high speed and with agility that I have come to know uniquely as Alice. Sprinkling good cheer and kind words to all she comes across, she draws inspiration from the other cooks as well as tossing tremendous ideas right back … Continue reading Tour the world with Ally’s Kitchen

Russell Dean Lowell’s, In Search of Duende

Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime. For the first time, one of the Northwest’s most celebrated chefs, Russell Dean Lowell, is making his amazing life’s journey, public. He offers us a peek inside his private journal and with the true spirit of a natural-born story teller, Russell takes us on the adventure of a lifetime. Are you curious? You should be. Whether he … Continue reading Russell Dean Lowell’s, In Search of Duende

A must for every kitchen; Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher

Cookbooks have evolved over the years and definitely for the better.  Our mothers and grandmothers purchased impersonal cookbooks filled with delightful recipes, some with photographs, some without. Today we have a delicious glimpse in to the culinary authors world that gives us a sense of connection.  The days of the generic cookbook are long past.   Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher gives us more than … Continue reading A must for every kitchen; Jamie Geller’s Joy of Kosher