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Supping in Seattle: salmon, scallops and Sitka and Spruce

Like everywhere else on the planet, Seattle’s food scene is, as they say, “burgeoning.” Seattleites may, however, have an unfair advantage. Every steep hill you come down reminds you that you’re on the banks of Puget Sound, beyond which lies the Pacific Ocean. What I’m talking about here is salmon. And halibut, clams, octopus, mussels, …

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Seattle salmon battles Denver lamb in Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks both come from cities that boast bustling restaurant scenes. But it’s tough to identify one specific dish that represents each of the Super Bowl competitors. Regionally themed Super Bowl party food, therefore, may prove challenging. Seattle has a lot of seafood, but what single dish best represents the city? …

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For some cranberry growers, a not-so-rosy Thanksgiving

As cranberries arrive at the holiday table, glowing like garnets, give thanks to the hands that sauced them – and those that cultivated them, too. Growers could use a hand themselves: An overabundance of berries is putting independent ones deeply in the red. Encouraged to expand their operations several years ago in anticipation of broader …

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