July 19, 2016

When it comes to drinking white wine, many people adhere to the ABC rule—Anything But Chardonnay. That’s too bad given the fact that not only can good Chardonnay be delicious, it’s also a chameleon: Chardonnay expresses just what the winemaker wants it to. Age it in stainless steel or neutral (used) oak barrels to preserve…

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July 5, 2016

Chef Varin Keokitvon has his pots in order. His crab pots, that is, with crabbing season now open in Puget Sound. The funny thing is, Chef can’t even eat crab—he’s allergic to the shellfish. And yet, that doesn’t stop him from crabbing.   Chef Varin: I catch crab for everyone else. I just think it’s…

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