It is hard for me to remember all the great recipes and cooking techniques I have learned over the years. Whenever I have the memory game problem I remember that I have to eat foods that help my brain.
Yes it’s the New Year and time to make some annual resolutions. The thing about those intentions is they are usually a lot of work, and they don’t seem to last.
First telltale sign of a great restaurant is the crusty van that pulls up full of hand-foraged mushrooms. Every time I see our mushroom guy pull up at Salty’s, I get butterflies in the pit of my stomach like the first time I asked a girl to dance.
I was dining at Salty’s on Alki recently and Chef Paolo Carey-diGregorio stopped by my table. He looked at me with wide eyes and a huge grin and said, “Kathy, come back to the kitchen I have something really exciting I want to show you.”
♫ “So tell me what you want, what you really, really wantI wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna really, really, really wanna pumpkin recipe ah!”♫
Did you know that the great pumpkin owes its fame to a legendary man named Stingy Jack? According to Irish legend, going back hundreds of years, this miserable character was so crabby, nasty and disliked, that when he died he was rejected by both heaven and hell.
Just when you think you know all there is about a cob, you find out it knows a kernel more about you! In fact eating good old corn on the cob can be one of the most self-revealing things you ever do.