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Pike Place Market Cookbook: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Personalities from Seattle's Renowned Public Market
Published: May, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Transplanted to Seattle from Dallas, Rex-Johnson fell in love with his new home's marvelous seven-acre market, "part meat, fish and produce market; part breathtaking panorama of water, mountains and sky; part vaudeville show."
The recipes, contributed by the merchants, farmers and restaurateurs who work in the Pike Place Market, are a lively mix. As befits an establishment selling some of the freshest, most succulent vegetables and fruits available anywhere, the vegetarian
entrees and side dishes are particularly inviting. Adding the herb lovage, with its hints of celery and cardamon, to spanakopita is a fine spin on a traditional favorite. Panini brutti ("ugly sandwiches") of grilled eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella and
bell pepper, would make a greatly satisfying summertime lunch. The author stresses local products (chicken with Washington State Merlot and Chuckar Cherry Company dried Bing cherries), but substitutions can easily be made. Among the seafood entrees is
the appealing grilled salmon with roasted hazelnut butter. However, for creamed Dungeness crabmeat omelet, why list margarine as an alternative to butter when the recipe already contains two cups of half-and-half and five eggs? Overall, though, there is
much here to appeal to all cooks.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
With more than 150 recipes (including 65 new ones), profiles of
farms and businesses, and anecdotes about the market, the best-selling Pike Place Market Cookbook is a lively showcase for the ethnic diversity, seasonal Northwest produce, and fine dining of this food lover's mecca. This revised edition reflects the
increasing popularity of the market and its wide range of eating possibilities. New recipes this time include Chilled Yellow Taxi Tomato Soup (from Earth and Ocean restaurant), Dungeness Crab Piquillo Peppers (The Spanish Table), and Lamb Burgers with
Balsamic Glazed Onions (Cafe Campagne). New sidebars cover Best Breakfast Spots, Organic Produce at the Market, dozens of illustrations, and more.
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