"On the Northwest edge of the United States and Canada, a quiet revolution is taking place. It begins with the freshest local ingredients foraged or grown in season—morels and chanterelles, clams and mussels, crab, salmon, berries, apples, lamb, pears, lettuces, and greens. These are prepared using traditional cooking techniques, many attributed to Native Americans—smoking, grilling, broiling, and steaming. A mixture of European cuisines (Scandinavian, Mediterranean), often spiced with Pacific Rim flair (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican), gives Northwest Cuisine its enticing top notes. These luscious foods are complemented, their simple flavors enhanced, by the products of our emerging wine industry. All of which cooks up into a distinct sense of place, a Northwest Cuisine that feeds mind, body, heart, and soul."
—From Pacific Northwest Wining and Dining
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.04(d)|
About the Author
Braiden Rex-Johnson is the Seattle-based author of six previous books, including the bestselling Pike Place Market Cookbook, and writes a food-and-wine-pairing column for Wine Press Northwest. She served as food editor at Seattle Homes & Lifestyles for five years and has written for a wide variety of publications. Rex-Johnson has appeared on the Discovery and Travel Channels, QVC, PBS, and National Public Radio, and is an active member of the Seattle chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI). Visit her Web site at NorthwestWiningandDining.com.
Jackie Johnston is an award-winning freelance photographer and graphic and Web designer based in Pasco, Washington. Her photos have appeared in a variety of Washington State and national newspapers and on the Associated Press wire service. Since 1999, Johnston has served as principal photographer and designer for Wine Press Northwest, and has done graphic design and Web sites for a variety of Northwest wineries and businesses. Visit her Web site at WineCountryCreations.com.