Where to eat in Seattle and Portland?

Thanks for your inputs everyone! @Joy Archer, I'll be visiting Bainbridge today, so I'll definitely hit some of those places up!

Cook the Book: 'Vegetable Literacy' by Deborah Madison

One of my favorite snacks growing up in Burma: roasted or steamed sweet potato drizzled with a bit of oil and a sprinkle of salt.

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Organic tea and tea cakes :)

Ingredient substitutions that work?

Milk mixed with a lirttle bit of vinegar or lemon juice is my go-to substitution for buttermilk.

Cook the Book: 'The Essential New York Times Cookbook'

Bitman's How to Cook Everything (of course) and Alice Waters' the Art of Simple Food

Cook the Book: 'Sarabeth's Bakery'

I learned how to cook from my mom, but learned to bake through books and the internet.

Cook the Book: 'Baked Explorations'

Bonjour Bakery in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore

Cook the Book: 'Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies'

Cranberry-walnut biscotti and rum & spice cookies

Cook the Book: 'The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook'

Roasted sweet potatoes, Maryland style: Toss some sweet potato wedges in a bit of oil and Old Bay seasoning :)

Can you identify this Burmese candy (?)

I do believe this is made from kaffir lime (if not, something very similar to lime). It's like a dried and preserved "candy" or snack in Burma. I think it is sometimes used sort of like herbal/alternative medicine, but growing up Burmese, I've only known it to be as a snack. My mom loves these things.

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Baltimore's own Berger cookies!

Cook the Book: The Perfect Finish

Sweet potato pecan pie with homemade vanilla ice-cream

Cook the Book: 'The Boozy Baker'

A good quality Jamaican rum for my rum-spice sugar cookies

Where to eat in Seattle and Portland?

Hi everyone!

I'll be visiting Seattle and Portland for a week, and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on where to eat? I am not at all picky and I'd love to visit the eateries that are quintessentially Seattle or Portland. Thanks!

Cuisinart or Kitchenaid for Bread Making?

I'm about to invest in my first stand mixer, and I'm hoping to do a lot of bread making, among other things. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether Cuisinart or Kitchenaid has better mixers for bread dough? And what model would you recommend? Thanks!