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Sugar Rush: Jasmine Buttermilk Tart at Revel, Seattle

Revel's dessert menu changes monthly, and as the city survived its usual April showers, it makes sense that May's theme is Flowers. The new menu includes Chocolate Malt Cake with blackberries and orange blossom crème anglaise, as well as Rose Panna Cotta with pistachio macaron and pink peppercorn honey. But thinking strawberries and cream for spring, I choose the Jasmine Buttermilk Tart with Strawberries and Chantilly ($7). More

Laura Pyles' Guide to Seattle Sweets

Laura Pyles, this year's winner of Food and Wine's Best Pastry Chef- West Coast, is known for her themed dessert menus at Seattle's asian fusion restaurant Revel. Where does the creator of the Moon Pie Parfait and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a potato chip crust go when she's not baking her own sweets? We found out. More

Cochon 555 in Seattle: The (Pork-Filled) View from the Judging Tables

I had the opportunity to serve as a judge in Seattle's Cochon 555, a competition where local chefs take on heritage pigs with delicious results. Here's my point of view, from the judge's table. This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. More

The Best Ramen in Seattle: 6 Bowls to Try

I'm fond of saying that there's a symphony of slurping in Seattle these days, as ramen makes its way into area restaurants. Diners are digging in, appreciating the difference between the Cup Noodles that supported them as students and the more sophisticated bowls that that serve as affordable meals for these new noodle connoisseurs. Here are the 6 bowls you've got to try in the city. More

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