the girl and the fig, offering farm-to-table fare paired with artisan wines the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. | Photo Credit: Jessamyn Harris.

Red Thread™ | Sonoma Series: Sondra Bernstein | the girl and the fig

Welcome to the Red Thread™  | Inspired  interviews with artisans of food and wine. Today’s Exclusive: Sondra Bernstein | the girl and the fig  Sondra Bernstein | the girl and the fig  “Country food with a French passion.” by: L.M. Archer.  FWS | Bourgogne ML Sondra Bernstein owns an enviable eatery empire in Sonoma that includes the girl and the fig and Suite D in Sonoma, the fig cafe … Continue reading Red Thread™ | Sonoma Series: Sondra Bernstein | the girl and the fig

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Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau

This one’s for you…artisan chocolatier and patisserie lovers! Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor When girding up for holiday festivities, did you know that Valentine’s Day ranks second behind Christmas in consumer spending? According to the National Retail Federation, Americans dished almost $19 billion celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2015. Chocolate accounts for at least 50 … Continue reading Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau

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2 of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success

Two of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor My latest feature in Foodable on Seattle’s Women Restaurateurs: Does Seattle’s culinary industry prevent women cooks from scaling its echelon of empire elites? Hardly. Here, Foodable TV shares two top female chefs’ recipes for successfully summiting Seattle’s towering restaurateur scene. READ MORE. Copyrights 2016. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading 2 of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success

Sunrise | Charlie Palmer's Harvest Inn | St. Helena - Napa. | Image: L.M. Archer ©2016.

On the Road Again…

binNotes | Red Thread™ is on the road again crafting bespoke interviews with artisan wine maker and culinary luminaries worldwide. Here’s a peek at my recent trip to Napa for the CANVAS (Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma) unveiling of their new consumer website www.discovernapasonoma.com. Spoiler alert: I’m a guest contributor – including my recent interview with Patz & Hall wine maker James Hall. So many cool features on this … Continue reading On the Road Again…

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Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List My latest FoodableTV contribution showcases Bellevue and Seattle Purple Cafe & Wine Bar’s Wine Director and award-winning Sommelier, Chris Horn. Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List by L.M. Archer Contemplating how to shake up your winter bar menu, and put a new twist on … Continue reading Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

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Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends

My latest Foodable WebTV Network feature:  Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends  Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Ever wish you had a crystal ball to prognosticate about culinary trends for the coming year? Some restaurant professionals opt to bypass the occult and hire marketing consultants to provide the latest data about changing market trends. Consumer … Continue reading Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends

The incomparable Madame Anne Parent of Domaine Parent shares her elegant wines with trade show attendees at Terroirs & Signatures de Bourgogne Trade Tasting in Seattle on April 3, 2014. | Image: ©2014 L.M. Archer

Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

“Never in Vain, Always in Wine!” – Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Burgundy lovers, unite! Catch the Virtual Burgundy Wine Tour today online, hosted by FoodWineClick. Here’s binNotes’ contribution to the conversation – my Red Thread™ artisan wine maker series interview with Burgundy’s formidable Anne Parent of Domaine Parent. And for those of you attending Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne this year, here’s a little trivia: Anne Parent … Continue reading Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

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Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Seattle’s skyline says it all — the town’s booming. Construction cranes loom large over all areas of the city, threatening to overshadow the trademark Space Needle. This boom also brings higher tax revenue. The City of Seattle anticipates a 4.5% growth in … Continue reading Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods