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Culination will Bring Kathy Casey into Your Kitchen

Today’s guest post is by Marisa Ingram.

Marisa has been an indispensable part of the Foodportunity team for the last two years.
She has a lifelong passion for home baking and a growing interest in all things fresh, local, organic, and seasonal. Though a native Washingtonian, a love for history took her to Charleston, SC where she obtained her degree in English from the College of Charleston. She works in human resources by day, but would love to give it all up for a life of travel.

deviled eggs

Wouldn’t you love to have a professional chef with you at home in the kitchen?

A new tech startup, Culination, would like to help you do just that. I had the pleasure of attending a preview party for Culination, hosted by Kathy Casey at her Food Studios, where I learned about this up and coming “online collaboration between home cooks and culinary professionals.”
One of the primary features of Culination is connecting you, at home in your kitchen or on the go with your mobile device, with a professional chef who can help you learn how to cook – one of whom is Kathy Casey herself. While the internet is flooded with recipes, not many of them actually teach you how to cook, Culination would like to help you bridge that gap via multimedia lessons. Culination was conceived in part from its founders’ desire to educate. And what better topic than food – something we all share – a universal connection point. Culination will be launching an Indiegogo campaign on April 9th. Sign up here for the most up-to-date information on this exciting venture.
As host for this event, Chef Kathy Casey treated us to a sampling of several of the delectable deviled eggs in her new book “D’Lish Deviled Eggs.” If you haven’t checked out this book yet please run out and get a copy – it won’t disappoint. Each deviled egg that I tasted was packed with a phenomenal amount of flavor in a perfectly sized and visually appealing package. A favorite was the Chipotle deviled egg and I look forward to preparing it in my own kitchen very soon – as well as many others. Stay tuned for more on this delightful cookbook . . .

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Kitchen Circus, the Ultimate Kitchen Competition

Do you love cooking? Do you think you can run a 4 -star restaurant? Rover’s wants you.

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Far Eats is Now Open in Belltown

Geogy Chacko, the chef and owner behind Belltown’s Far Eats was the chef part of the team that created the original Beba’s Delis, and the Chutneys group of restaurants. This Indian restaurant offers Chaats, savory small plates or snacks with dishes like Curried Penn Cove Mussels, Scallops Fenugreek Lamb Burgers with Masala Fries, Cilantro Calamari, Curry Leaf Beef, Eggplant Bombay and Goat Chili and Black Pepper Chicken drizzled with Honey. The prices range from $5.00- $14.00.

The hours start at 11 am and continue until the evening with a thali lunch (11 am-2pm) and a happy hour menu from 4pm-6pm. Far Eats is located at 2301 5th Avenue, Seattle WA. The phone number is 206-770 3287.

Far Eats will be at Foodportunity on Monday June 25. Come meet the chef and taste some of what this restaurant has to offer.

Owner and Chef Geogy Chacko

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Cafe Flora Anniversary Party and Ticket Giveaway

photo credit: Michael Natkin

Cafe Flora, the Madison Valley restaurant known for its charming vegetarian fare is celebrating 20 years next weekend. 20 years in restaurant years, now that is a milestone! I have tickets and you can win them.

They are throwing a big bash at the restaurant to celebrate with guests, vendors and past chefs.

The event is Saturday, June 2nd at Cafe Flora in Madison Valley. I It will be a farmer’s market style event with Cafe Flora’s beloved growers and vendors set up throughout the restaurant, atrium and tented courtyard. There will be food from Cafe Flora chefs using local vendor produce, wine and beer, live music, CSA sign ups, and former chefs to mingle with, including their founding chef Jim Watkins. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Bailey-Boushay House, also celebrating 20 years.


Tickets are available for purchase here
VIP admission 5-6 p.m. $50 – guests receive special anniversary cocktails by Oola Distillery, wine, beer, food, live music, early admission, Cafe Flora gift bag
General admission 6-10 p.m. $30 – guests receive wine, beer, food, live music, Cafe Flora anniversary gift
Located at 2901 East Madison Street

Vendors include:

Airfield Estates
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Big Al Brewery
Columbia City Bakery
Foraged and Found
Full Circle Farms
Growing Washington
Local Roots
Oola Distillery
Oxbow Farm
Remedy Teas
Rockridge Orchard Cider
Stumptown Coffee
And more!

Giveaway:. And here is how you can win.

1) Leave a comment
2) For every tweet about this post, you get one entry.
3) For every Facebook share 3 entries

Be sure to tag @franticfoodie or @foodportunityse so I can find it.
Winner will be chosen on Monday, May 28 by random number generator.


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Cupcake Camp Seattle is Here

Every year at about this time, there are loads and loads of cupcakes to be eaten.

If you like the sweetness of a cupcake and being around lots of other cupcake lovers then you won’t want to miss this cupcake eating extravaganza.
There are contests for all ages and levels. You can enter the professional bakers, amateur bakers or youth category Details here:

My friend Matt Ebert won last year!

For a recap of Cupcake Camp two years ago, read this post by Cakespy. Yes, that is me sitting in a life-sized cupcake.

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Mad Men Season 5 at Luc

I Admit it. I have never watched an episode of Mad Men. Don’t hate me for this. One day I will get around to it. I will. I promise. My friend Linda has Mad Men parties and stuff. She is cool like that.

What I do know for sure is that it is my responsibility to share events that I think you will love. And actually any reason to go to Luc for dinner or snacks or just to sit on the bar and chat with the charmingly French Chef Thierry Rautureau “the chef in the hat” is a good enough reason for me.

So here is your chance. Every Sunday, Luc is screening the 5th season of Madmen.

Seating begins at 9:30pm

Come in 60’s era cocktail attire and receive $6 Classic Cocktail Specials & FREE snacks

More information here

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Seattle

Are you still wondering what to do this Valentine’s day? It’s time to think outside of the box, read my suggestions at Journal Newspapers.

Do you want some more ideas?

1. Dinner at Six Seven located in the Edgewater Hotel. With new restaurants opening up on a weekly basis, it is easy to forget some of the city’s favorites. The view of the water here can’t be beat.
The Valentine’s menu includes romantic oysters, butter poached Maine lobster, black truffle and leek bread pudding with haricot vert, caviar butter sauce and even a dessert that has a bit of everything: bleeding heart pavlova, vanilla whip, Pinot roasted strawberries and layered chocolate marquis, chocolate crumb, bourbon caramel.

2. Take your loved one flying with Ifly, indoor sky diving for all ages.

3. Pick up something special for the foodie, custom- made aprons from Skirt Work Crafts, Chef Cameo Roberts takes vintage tees and turns them into these stylish aprons. They scream “love” without the kitsch.

4. Sweep your special friend away to Salish Lodge for a “Love at the Lodge” package. Think jetted tub for two, chocolate fondue and some alone time.

5. If staying home is in the cards, why not make some homemade pasta with your lover? Fresh pasta doesn’t even need a sauce. Toss it with some garlic, Parmigianno Reggiano and some truffle Cream from La Buona Tavola. This tutorial will teach you how.

6. For an underground restaurant experience, check out this 4 course dinner event.

7. Pike Chocofest. Every year, chocolate, beer and restaurants are combined for a night of fun at this event. It is two days before Valentine’s day so you can celebrate twice.

What are your plans for Valentine’s day?

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