Food Events Around Town

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A few noteworthy events around Seattle in November for all you foodies out there:

November 8th @ Elliot Bay Book Co. – Mark Kurlansky, author of such memorable works as Salt and Cod (which combine nicely into one dish), reading from his new book Edible Stories. On a related note, I […]

Nuns and Honus Wagner

by A.J. Coltrane

I thought this one was fun — the nuns of the School Sisters of Notre Dame are auctioning a recently inherited Honus Wagner card:

The brother of a nun who died in 1999 left all his possessions to the order when he died earlier this year. The man’s lawyer told Muller he had a […]

Old Popcorn Popper

by A.J. Coltrane

When I was growing up we had a popcorn popper like this one by the fireplace:

I don’t know what happened to it — maybe it’s packed away in a box someplace.

I don’t remember eating the popcorn, though I think I remember the process of sitting on the floor around the fireplace […]

Progress Is His Middle Name

by A.J. Coltrane

Colt McCoy (a.k.a. “The ManCrush”) had his NFL regular-season debut against Pittsburgh this past Sunday.  Despite playing against one of the toughest defenses in the league, and losing both starting wide receivers to injury, he produced a respectable line:  23 completions on 33 attempts, 281 yards, 1 TD, 2 Int — good for a […]

Mobile Chowdow V – A Review

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Last Friday, Mobile Chowdown V was held at the Qwest Field parking lot. I have to admit, I was very underwhelmed by it – and most of the reasons why are mentioned in this article.

Annie S. and I got there right at the beginning and made our rounds, we tried […]

Pot Stickers

by A.J. Coltrane

Pot stickers are really easy to do.  They’re somewhat time consuming, but almost impossible to screw up.  Most of the time they’ll fool people into thinking that you can cook.  I don’t use a recipe for them — something like this will work fine as a leaping off point:

The filling – […]