FoodableTV | Chef Collaborations Inspire Creativity in Seattle

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FoodableTV: Chef Collaborations Inspire Creativity in Seattle

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

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My latest contribution for FoodableTV:

Competition is good, right? Unless it turns cut-throat, as sometimes happens in the food industry. Just watch Iron Chef.

Seattle leads the way in another form of competition, one that encourages cooperation.  For some, like chef Christian Chandler of Eastlake’s Serafina, it’s as simple as drawing from the talent pool at his former haunt, Lecosho in downtown Seattle, to offer extra shifts or a spot on his roster. For others, it’s a bit more involved. Regardless, consumers prove the major beneficiaries.

Here, FoodableTV spotlights several of Seattle’s stellar culinary collaborations…. Read more here.

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Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle

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by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle

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You know the five fundamental flavors, don’t you? Sweet, salty, sour, bitter…and umami.  The Japanese term umami, loosely translated, means ‘satisfying, savory taste.’  Read more at FoodableTV….

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Note: The ‘regular’ Stoneburner White Anchovy Pizza mentioned does not contain mushrooms. 

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Caffeinated in Seattle | The 5 Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of

 

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by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

Caffeinated in Seattle |  5 Fabulous Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of

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Seattleites love their coffee houses. Next to fleece, coffee proves the coziest way to cope with Seattle’s infamous drizzle. These fabulous five coffee houses brew up more than just comfort, caffeine and free wi-fi to loyal locals – they serve up community, each as unique as their respective neighborhoods…Read more here in  FoodableTV.

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WITWIB? FoodableTV!

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by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

binNotes joins Foodable TV!

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“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.”
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Hey folks! It’s official – binNotes has joined the contributor team at FoodableTV…looking forward to dishing on the food scene in Seattle with you all!

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And in April, don’t forget to tune in for more of my new wine maker interview series the Red Thread™, where I talk terroir with artisan wine makers worldwide.

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#Wine Notes LIVE from #France

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Bonjour, dear readers. No, binNotes has NOT been remiss in blogging duties while in Burgundy…just without wifi.

But here in Avignon, where binNotes resides south for a little sun before heading back to Paris and then stateside –viola – le wifi works!

I have to admit – it’s hard staying on point in Burgundy with days that start at 8 a and end at 11 p…involving much tasting and vineyard visits and more tastings and eating, then domaine visits and more tastings and then again more eating and drinking…the lines get slurred after awhile.

But make no mistake. Burgundy IS all that, and a bag of chips…truffle chips, to be exact. Oh, and please don’t ask Burgundians what kind of pinot noir they make. They don’t make pinot noir – they make Burgundy. Big difference.

Elaboration will continue next Terroirist Tuesday. Suffice it to say we have A LOT to talk about, dear readers. A lot. Burgundy…A Love Story continues…stronger than ever. Sante!

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Changes…

…in case you haven’t noticed, binNotes has a new look. That’s not all.  In October, binNotes changes hats at Lachini Vineyards to Guest Blogger during my upcoming studies in Burgundy and travels in France.

Look for upcoming October guest blogs at: lachinivineyardsblog.com.

In addition:

I’ve got some great events coming up, including attending Restaurant Zoe’s Burgundy Wine Dinner with Peter Wasserman this Monday, September 30th –  can’t wait to share the experience.

NOTE: Peter Wasserman’s mother is legendary  Wendy  Wasserman, a guest instructor at French Wine Society’s Master Level Bourgogne Program in which I’m enrolled. The Immersion program includes studies at Burgundy Wine School, guided by esteemed instructor Jean-Pierre Renard.

No, this isn’t an info-mercial. I’m just super-excited to geek out!

NOTE: WordPress has started incorporating random ads into sites of bloggers who do not pay to ‘opt out’, as a means of collecting revenue.  Regrets – those ARE info-mercials.

Santé!

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Seattle Chocolate Salon 2013

So many chocolates, so little time! Tough gig judging the Seattle Chocolate Salon 2013 today at Bell Harbor Conference Center…a picture’s worth a thousand words…enjoy!

binNotes’ fave: Indulge Chocolate Co’s. Basil Chocolate Truffle bar…delish!

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