Gail Simmons in Seattle

By Iron Chef Lefrovers

If you happen to be free this Thursday morning and in the Fremont neighborhood, you might want to stop into the Book Larder on Fremont Ave. for a talk with Gail Simmons, of Top Chef fame. She and the boys will be in town promoting her new book from 9:30 – […]

Hops & Props Photos

The VIP pre-event

by A.J. Coltrane

Photos from Hops  & Props, a benefit/ beer event at the Museum of Flight.

The VIP pre-event

Next year we’ll skip the VIP dinner. Too much talking by the speakers. Too little drinking and tasting. Ostensibly it was a Pike beer and food pairing. It was mostly a lecture, and a numbing one […]

How Not to Make Banana Bread

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I don’t have a great ego when it comes to cooking, but I am pretty good at it. Contrary to what some people think, I really couldn’t be a professional chef nor would I want to – I enjoy cooking and it is my relaxation. Baking on the other hand is […]

Alice Waters and “Objectivity”

By Iron Chef Leftovers

I really don’t like Alice Waters. Yes, she is one of the original eat local/sustainable gurus, but there are few people who are as full of themselves as she is. She loves to name drop and really has the opinion culinarily that she is right and everyone else is wrong.

I […]

An Easy Wheat/ White Bread

top view

by A.J. Coltrane

An improvised bread. I would highly recommend using a scale instead of measuring cups when baking breads —  the process becomes dead simple, really nearly impossible to screw up. Once you have a feel for what the baker’s percentages should be (the relative weight of the ingredients), recipes aren’t necessary anymore.

Ingredient Baker’s Percentage Weight […]

Where Should Top Chef Film Next?

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Seattle is on the short list of places for the next season of Top Chef. Seattle is really overshadowed by San Francisco and LA as a culinary mecca, but you have some really cutting edge stuff coming out of here (the Modernist Cuisine Crew) and some fantastic chef doing amazing stuff […]

Batting 7th and Playing Left Field for the New York Yankees…and Other “Old Guy” Baseball News

By Blaidd Drwg

You know you are in trouble defensively when a statement like this is made:

Sources said that there is a good deal of sentiment within the Yankees organization to go after Raul Ibanez — who wants to play for the team — to be their designated hitter against right-handers, partly because they […]

Hockey Night – Pictures From The 18th Row

by A.J. Coltrane

Pictures from the February 17 game, Seattle Thunderbirds vs Tri-City Americans.

Good photo opportunity – they're holding mostly still.

Another fight. You can tell this one was serious because the refs jumped right in.

They don't skimp on the intermission entertainment!

2nd intermission – throw a puck in […]

A Bad Week In Seattle Dining News – The Venerable Institution Edition

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Seattle Met Magazine has an interview with Le Gourmand Chef/Owner Bruce Naftaly in which he announced that Le Gourmand will be closing its door in June of this year. Le Gourmand is expensive. Dinner for 2 will run you close to $200 with drinks. Mrs. Iron Chef and I have been […]

Recommended Game: Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3

by A.J. Coltrane

Recommended Game: Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3.

Specifically, the Team Deathmatch mode, since most shooter campaign modes bore me. (Except for Borderlands’, which needs it’s own writeup.)

An impossibly busy staged "scene" — if it wasn't staged then in about two seconds there'd be one guy left.

Why I […]