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Sunset Supper 2011 to support the Market Foundation

What:    Sunset Supper in the Market 2011. When:   Friday August 19th, 7:30 to 11pm Where:  The Pike Place Market For more information and tickets, check out the Pike Place Market website.

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What:    Sunset Supper in the Market 2011. When:   Friday August 19th, 7:30 to 11pm Where:  The Pike Place Market For more information and tickets, check out the Pike Place Market website.

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Sour Starter from Rye Flour

This is a an easy recipe for making a sour bread starter using rye flour, which is bases on a recipe in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.  A total of seven days are required for the starter to be ready to use in a batch of bread.

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This is a an easy recipe for making a sour bread starter using rye flour, which is bases on a recipe in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.  A total of seven days are required for the starter to be ready to use in a batch of bread.

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Get ready for Bastille Day

What:  “Fete de Quatorze Juillet” – Celebrate Bastille Day When:  Thursday July 14, 2011 from 6pm to midnight. Where:  Le Pichet NO COVER NO RESERVATIONS If you have never been to a Bastille Day party at Le Pichet, you may be surprised by what you find.  Normally, Le Pichet seems like a pretty tranquil, well

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What:  “Fete de Quatorze Juillet” – Celebrate Bastille Day When:  Thursday July 14, 2011 from 6pm to midnight. Where:  Le Pichet NO COVER NO RESERVATIONS If you have never been to a Bastille Day party at Le Pichet, you may be surprised by what you find.  Normally, Le Pichet seems like a pretty tranquil, well

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Pike Place Market Cooking Demonstration on June 26, 2011

What:      Cooking Demonstration with Exective Chef Jim Drohman When:     Sunday June 26, 2011 from noon to 1pm Where:   Pike Place Market For more information about Summer Sunday Cooking Demonstrations, check out the Pike Place Market’s web site.

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What:      Cooking Demonstration with Exective Chef Jim Drohman When:     Sunday June 26, 2011 from noon to 1pm Where:   Pike Place Market For more information about Summer Sunday Cooking Demonstrations, check out the Pike Place Market’s web site.

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How do you make sour starter anyway?

Haven’t you always wondered how to make a sour bread starter?  Are they hard to make?  Can you keep them for a long time?  What does a sour starter actually look like?  Although I have a fair amount of experience with baking bread, I had never tackled this particular aspect of bread making and therefore

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Haven’t you always wondered how to make a sour bread starter?  Are they hard to make?  Can you keep them for a long time?  What does a sour starter actually look like?  Although I have a fair amount of experience with baking bread, I had never tackled this particular aspect of bread making and therefore

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Cheese Label from Maison Jean d’Alos of Bordeaux

Here is a new cheese label that recently turned up at Le Pichet.  It is a great example of the odd, esoteric sorts of designs you often find on French cheeses.  This one comes from Jean d’Alos, Fromager and Affineur of Bordeaux.  A “fromager” is of course a cheese seller or shop and the addition

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Here is a new cheese label that recently turned up at Le Pichet.  It is a great example of the odd, esoteric sorts of designs you often find on French cheeses.  This one comes from Jean d’Alos, Fromager and Affineur of Bordeaux.  A “fromager” is of course a cheese seller or shop and the addition

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Animal Farm without the Orwell

It seems that the use of draft animals to replace motorized farm machinery is on the rise on farms around America.  This rise is well documented in a recent New York Times article written by Tess Taylor. I first read about the return of draft animals to the farm in Europe where the popularity of

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It seems that the use of draft animals to replace motorized farm machinery is on the rise on farms around America.  This rise is well documented in a recent New York Times article written by Tess Taylor. I first read about the return of draft animals to the farm in Europe where the popularity of

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New Menu Day at Cafe Presse

The Spring menu rolled out at Cafe Presse on April 19, 2011. Spring means the end of many of our Winter favorites, like onion soup, Axoa and oysters.  But it also means the arrival of Spring produce and traditional warm weather dishes like Steak Tartare.  Local rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, leeks, herbs, spring onions and peas

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The Spring menu rolled out at Cafe Presse on April 19, 2011. Spring means the end of many of our Winter favorites, like onion soup, Axoa and oysters.  But it also means the arrival of Spring produce and traditional warm weather dishes like Steak Tartare.  Local rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, leeks, herbs, spring onions and peas

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Cheese Label Art

I not usually the sort of person who collects things.  Well, some may argue with that assertion but if you leave aside books and old menus, I don’t collect much.  The one exception is cheese labels.  I have saved the labels from cheeses for since the period when my wife and I lived in France. 

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I not usually the sort of person who collects things.  Well, some may argue with that assertion but if you leave aside books and old menus, I don’t collect much.  The one exception is cheese labels.  I have saved the labels from cheeses for since the period when my wife and I lived in France. 

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Dining Out For Life on April 28, 2011

Ever year at Le Pichet and Cafe Presse, we look forward to participating in Dining Out for Life to support the work of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance here in Seattle.  This year, Dining our for Life takes place on Thursday, April 28, 2011.  You should make plans now to eat out at your favorite participating

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Ever year at Le Pichet and Cafe Presse, we look forward to participating in Dining Out for Life to support the work of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance here in Seattle.  This year, Dining our for Life takes place on Thursday, April 28, 2011.  You should make plans now to eat out at your favorite participating

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