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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.

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: '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.

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