Imported Food Treasure in Seattle

My neighbor has been raving about Big John's for years. She loves the cheese selection and great prices on imported foods. After the chef who was the instructor at the ravioli class I took at Sur La Table in Kirkland this weekend mentioned we could get "00 flour" for an affordable price, I had to stop by!  And I wish I would have listened to my neighbor sooner (but don't tell her that!!!) this place is a gem! Big...

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Where to Buy Live Crab in Seattle

In late June, before crabbing season was open in our area, we planned a crab boil to celebrate my youngest sister turning the big 40.  Since we couldn't fetch dungies from the Puget Sound, we had to buy live crab. Our local Metropolitan Market typically has live crab however it tends to be pretty pricey…especially if you're feeding a group. Here are some places that we've found in Seattle that have live crab. Mutual Fish...

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The Spanish Table’s Paella on the Big Green Egg

Yesterday we went to the Spanish Table in Seattle to buy a paella pan.   The Spanish Table is a great store and if you have one in your area, I highly recommend checking it out.    I decided to make the paella on the Big Green Egg.  My pan rested a couple inches above the grate hanging by the handles.  This is actually a little unnerving.  It did wobble a couple of...

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