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July 7, 2010

“I’m brimming with inspiration and fired up to write!” That was the mutual afterglow of the wine bloggers who attended the 2010 Wine Blogger’s Conference. The three-day conference was held at the...

May 24, 2010

When it comes to comfort food, several dishes come to my mind; Tuna Casserole, Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese or "Mom's Lasagna" to name a few. Comfort food is what we eat when we miss home,...

May 17, 2010

Avocado Toast for Meatless Monday

Here's a toast to another Meatless Monday! Back in high school, I was introduced to "avocado toast" for breakfast. At the time it sounded kind of strange; to smash avocado on toasted bread and...

May 10, 2010

It's Meatless Monday! Which can also mean, try something new! This week, I'm encouraging you to try fava beans. When I say the words "fava beans" to a group of people, I'm guaranteed to get mixed...

May 3, 2010

Last month was national poetry month, to celebrate we held our own Foodista Food Haiku Contest. After many delicious, hilarious and thought-provoking entries, we're proud to announce Cathy Dellinger...

April 16, 2010

Foodista Heads to Portland for IACP

EAT MOBILE "It was like being at a night market in a foreign country with all these different food choices, except that I was in downtown Portland." Those were the words of my husband Mark as he...

April 3, 2010

I'm overly excited when Easter comes around and it's not because all of the chocolate eggs, but actually it's because of the leftover hard boiled eggs! Those that know me, know that I...

March 30, 2010

matsoh soup

For many, Passover represents a time of sharing, giving back and caring for others. What better way to give back than cooking recipes made with love and sharing them with friends and family. Here...

March 25, 2010

James Beard award winning  chef, restaurateur and soon-to-be author, Tamara Murphy has more than a couple irons in the fire right now.  We asked the Seattle chef about her new book, her passion for...

March 22, 2010

Q&A With Top Chef Kevin Gillespie

With a recent James Beard nomination and a new restaurant in the works, last season's Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespie is far from being out of the spotlight.  Kevin tells Foodista about his...

March 2, 2010

Submissions for The Foodista Best of Food Bloggers Contest officially closed on Sunday, February 28, at midnight PST, but the voting continues! We need your help! Please go The Foodista Best of Food...

March 2, 2010

We're huge food cart fans here at Foodista and we couldn't be more excited to  interview  Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison of Marination Mobile.  Marination Mobile serves up a wide variety of Hawaiian...

February 26, 2010

Max Watman, journalist and the author of  Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine, is coming to Seattle to provide a "Drinking Lesson," to 12 lucky guests at the Sorrento...

February 24, 2010

Continuing with our Q&A chef series, we asked Northwest restaurateur, and James Beard award winning chef, Tom Douglas to share his thoughts on 2010 food trends, social media and how he views...

February 18, 2010

Chef Alex Pitts  has given more than blood, sweat and tears to open Avila, a relatively new restaurant in the Wallingford neighborhood of, Seattle, Washington. He takes a moment to share his advice...

February 15, 2010

Seth Caswell

This past January, local Seattle chef, Seth Caswell, finally opened the doors of his new local and seasonal restaurant, Emmer & Rye. Seth took a moment out of his crazy-busy schedule to answer a...

February 9, 2010

Hot out of the oven, Foodista announces the new Recipe Quiz iPhone app! Based off the original Foodista Escoffier game and guaranteed to cause just as much addiction, iPhone owners can now take the...

February 2, 2010

We ask Top Chef  "chef testant" Robin Leventhal of Seattle, about latest food trends, her obsession with poached eggs and how she gets inspired in the kitchen. When did you start cooking? As a child...

January 29, 2010

I interviewed Brian and Lisa Wood, the proud owners of a new food cart in Portland called Big Ass Sandwiches. I was curious to know how two people suddenly decide to stop what they are doing and...

January 27, 2010

For yesterday's $7.00 hunger challenge, it was all about purchasing a couple items and re-purposing those items for multiple dishes.  I was talking with someone about the beauty of using leftover...

January 27, 2010

Pomegranate If you haven’t been to Foodista for awhile, well, you are in for a treat. We have some pretty awesome new widgets that our engineers and designers have been tinkering with and they were...

January 25, 2010

Starting today, Foodista is participating in the United Way Hunger Challenge week. For the next five days we are getting creative with only $7.00 to cover breakfast, lunch and dinner per day. Seven...

January 21, 2010

We want to give a big thank you to everyone involved in Foodista this past year! We've highlighted some of our loyal users who have joined us in our online kitchen and found Foodista helpful to...

January 15, 2010

We have a giant brainstorm session happening here at Foodista and I couldn't be more excited for all the new features we are working on for 2010! We just launched our latest feature called Q&A...

December 31, 2009

peace sign

It's New Years Eve and what better way to bring in the New Year than eating foods high in luck! Countries all over the world celebrate with different foods they feel bring luck for the coming...

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