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March 4, 2015

You can’t get higher on the West Coast for a view of the majestic mountains and glistening sun on Puget Sound than the Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center. Located in the heart of downtown...

February 20, 2015

Monsoon rains and desert warmth make great wine in Arizona. Yes, heavy rains can be common for early July to August. This Southwest Monsoon brings in warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico and close...

January 13, 2015

In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow Branden, Culinary Director at Staple & Fancy in Seattle, as he shows us one of his favorite dishes. Building on the techniques form his previous videos,...

January 9, 2015

A Fire Theater with pyrotechnics show and daredevil acrobatics prepared by Flam Chen - this was the welcome we had in Tucson at the 25th Annual All Souls Procession (Mexican ritual of honoring loved...

January 9, 2015

A January a visit to Vancouver, B.C. usually involves skiing at one of the many mountain venues: Whistler, Cypress, and Grouse.  For the sports enthusiast there is ice hockey; Vancouver Canucks...

January 6, 2015

We are back with a brand new episode of Kitchen Secrets! We decided that we wanted more of the deliciousness that Branden, the Culinary Director Staple & Fancy in Seattle, cooks up. This time he...

December 16, 2014

In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow Branden, Culinary Director at Staple & Fancy in Seattle, as he shows you how prepare artichoke hearts. By preparing your artichoke this way you are...

December 10, 2014

Seattle is well known for being a coffee connoisseur’s dream. Along with that big coffee company that everyone knows about we are home to any number of small specialty coffee shops. On a recent...

December 9, 2014

In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow Jon, head bartender at Monsoon in Seattle, as he shows you how he creates a signature cocktail of his. It is a delicious cocktail that uses watermelon juice...

December 2, 2014

In part 2 of this Kitchen Secrets episode follow Branden, Culinary Director at Staple & Fancy in Seattle, as he shows you how properly butcher a chicken into 8 pieces. It is easy to do at home...

November 25, 2014

In part 1 of this Kitchen Secrets episode follow Branden, Culinary Director at Staple & Fancy in Seattle, as he shows you how properly butcher a chicken into 8 pieces. It is easy to do at home...

November 18, 2014

In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow Jon, head bartender at Monsoon in Seattle, as he shows you how he creates a signature cocktail of his. It is a light and delicate cocktail that uses snap pea...

November 14, 2014

The Bloody Mary Cocktail. Some have called it the most complex cocktail in the world. With so many spices and flavors in one glass, where do you even begin?! In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow...

November 4, 2014

Continuing our adult beverage series, we have arrived at the Irish Coffee Cocktail. It's rich, warm and very inviting. Nothing helps warm you up better in the winter than this tasty beverage. In...

November 3, 2014

A little known fact is that Bordeaux and Seattle share similar climates: annual rainfall, proximity to the ocean that minimizes hard winter freezes and a mild autumn. However, a well-known fact is...

October 30, 2014

An Old Fashioned Cocktail. A simple beverage made up of only three ingredients. Learn how to balance this classic cocktail at home. In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow John, Head...

October 26, 2014

The Martini. An elegant drink preferred by even the most accomplished of international spies. Learn how to make this classic cocktail at home (hint: it's never shaken). In this episode of...

October 19, 2014

The Margarita Cocktail is simple, tasty, and so much fun. Learn how to make this classic cocktail at home. In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow John, Head Bartender at Monsoon, as he shows you...

October 16, 2014

In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow the brilliant chefs from Blue C Sushi as they show you how to create the a Cucumber Roll. This is a classic vegetarian roll, one with elegance...

October 12, 2014

Honing a knife keeps your blades in tip-top shape. In between sharpening you will want to know how properly hone your knife. In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow Tom Black, of...

October 9, 2014

Dicing celery can be difficult given the odd shape of celery. Round on one side, concave on the other...what more do you want from me! Learn how to perfectly dice a a stalk of celery in this episode...

October 8, 2014

It’s clear now that vegetarian food is indeed making waves around the globe.  Not long ago it seemed traveling out of the US was a nightmare for vegetarians. I, myself, traveled to France...

September 28, 2014

Curious how to make nigiri? In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow the brilliant chefs from Blue C Sushi as they show you how to form perfect Nigiri. Nigiri is a simple style of...

September 25, 2014

Holding and using a knife properly will make you a safer in the kitchen and a more productive cook! In this episode of Foodista's Kitchen Secrets follow Tom Black, of Gourmondo Catering, as he...

September 18, 2014

The California roll. Is it the gateway sushi piece? Either way it's delicious and not as hard as you might suspect to make at home. Follow along to make your own sushi in this episode of Foodista...

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