The Pike Place Market sits in the center of downtown Seattle and at the center of the Seattle food scene. With its famous seafood and locally grown produce, it is seven acres of wonderful ingredients and inspiration for the home cook. Cookbook author Jess Thomson has prowled the Market's stalls, shops, restaurants, and purveyors to assemble 80 wonderful recipes that express all of the flavors of the Pike Place Market. Included here are Le Pichet's Salade Verte, Etta's Mini Dungeness Crab Cakes by Tom Douglas, and the Pink Door's Linguine alla Vongole. The author has also created recipes that are inspired by ingredients found at the market, such as Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Stew (with Uli's Sausage) and a MarketSpice Tea Cake. The author is so well versed in the market that her cookbook can also serve as a guide to the specialty shops and off-the-beaten path purveyors and cafes. With gorgeous images by photographer Clare Barboza of prepared recipes, dazzling ingredients, and scenes of the Pike Place Market, this is the ultimate Seattle cookbook.
...a wonderful rush of a book, filled with photographs of that dazzling mundane place... Jess gathered ingredients and recipes from nearly every purveyor in the place and turned those random scribblings into something great. "The Pike Place Market inspires good eating" reads the back cover. That was certainly true in this house. Danny and I flipped through the book and wanted to make nearly everything -- "wild mushroom tagliatelle! Spanish chickpea and chorizo stew! deviled duck eggs with green olives, smoked paprika, and fried capers!
"Shauna Ahern," Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef"
...an excellent collection of recipes and stories from Seattle's public market. I laughed out loud so many times while reading some of the really great anecdotes in the book. I give it two thumbs up!
Monica Bhide, "A Life of Spice"
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread? Bliss, and perfect with a cup of Market Spice tea (the original flavor, if you have to ask). The apple clafouti--what she calls the French Apple Custard Cake--is another bit of bliss, combining the best of the produce smells with the best of the buttery bakeries. For savory things, the Spicy Marinated Feta is lovely, redolent of all the market's garlicky, spicy, pickled delights. ...reading and cooking with Jess's book is as close as I've ever come to duplicating a physical walk through the market without actually being there.
Seattle writer Jess Thomson navigates the wild wonders of our world-famous Market via this go-to guide, which includes recipes for fresh offerings at market stalls as well as specialties by Seattle restaurant royalty. Learn the secret to Le Pichet's salade verte, the pulled-pork sandwich at Matt's in the Market and Fran's Gold Bar brownies from Fran's Chocolates.
The cookbook has a good balance of simple recipes (including some particularly drool-worthy sopaipillas, fresh tortillas fried and topped with chipotle, cinnamon, s
|Market History||p. xiv|
|How to Use This Book||p. xvii|
|From the Sound: salmon, crab, razor clams, and mussels||p. 1|
|From the Slopes: wild mushrooms, apples, pears, cherries, and huckleberries||p. 29|
|From the Garden: greens and other growing things||p. 55|
|From the Shops: cheese, spices, honey, coffee, and ethnic shops||p. 79|
|From the Butcher: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and charcuterie||p. 105|
|From the Oven: breakfast sweets, treats, and desserts||p. 131|
|From the Cellar: cocktails, wine, and beer||p. 155|
|From the Pantry: everyday basics||p. 181|
|Menu Suggestions||p. 191|
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Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 8th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 17.3 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.522