March 15, 2016

Whether it’s American (bourbon), Scottish (Scotch), or made in a pot still and aged at least three years in wood (Irish whiskey) it is beloved the world over. With St. Patrick’s day on the horizon it’s a good excuse to get to know Ireland’s national spirit: whiskey. Perhaps the first thing to know is that…

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March 8, 2016

Some days it seems Chef Varin can’t quit smoking. It is a very hard habit to kick, especially when he is working on the josper or the hearth oven.  “Being around live fire every day inspires us to think about how we can add wood flavor to what we cook constantly”. Chef Varin cures and smokes…

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March 1, 2016

Drinking in Washington State With Washington Wine Month upon us, Beverage Director Amanda Reed explains what makes Washington special and why she dedicated 25 slots to the hometown hero on Heartwood’s wine list. Amanda Reed: I know it comes as a surprise to a lot of people, but Washington is the second premium wine producer…

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February 23, 2016

Playing with Fire and Knives   Behind every great chef there’s fire and great steel. Professional kitchens brim with devices that wow—thermal immersion circulators and fancy looking siphons—but two at Heartwood Provisions rise above the rest: the humble knife and live-fire wood-burning oven. For Chef Varin Keokitvon both have become essential. “With so many gadgets…

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February 16, 2016

Chef Varin will smoke just about anything—cola or caramel, fish, roe or fowl. In this installment of Smoke Signals he takes salmon to a whole new level when he goes for the eggs.   Chef Varin: Fish roe is such a magical, unique food. With their tiny packages and their characteristic “pop!” these little eggs…

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February 10, 2016

Indulging in Desserts this Valentine’s Day? Similar to love, it took the Heartwood team a few tries to get this year’s Valentine’s Day dessert just right. Chef Varin and Amanda Reed are constantly reworking recipes and adjusting the most minute flavors, textures, and ingredients to create an intriguing pairing. In this case, a yogurt panna…

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