Synopses & Reviews
In the landmark National Biscuit Company building, Chelsea Market has inspired countless tourists and locals alike with its vegetable, meat, and seafood shops, top-notch restaurants, kitchen supply stores, and everything food-related in between. In celebration of its 15-year milestone, The Chelsea Market Cookbook
collects the most interesting and famous recipes from the marketand#8217;s eclectic vendors and celebrity food personalities.
Archival images, gorgeous food photography, and cooking and entertaining tips and anecdotes accompany the 100 recipes, ranging from Buddakanand#8217;s Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly, to Sarabethand#8217;s Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, to Ruthyand#8217;s Rugelach. This keepsake volume is sure to bring the fun and tastes of this immensely popular food emporium to your home kitchen. Praise for The Chelsea Market Cookbook:
and#147;Amazing photographs and an eclectic range of recipes make this celebration of the marketand#8217;s 15th anniversary an eminently readable book with recipes that are straightforward and easy to understand . . . Advice on everything from wine pairing to tablecloths make this cookbook as intriguing as the market itself.and#8221; and#151;Miami Herald
The Pike Place Market sits in the center of downtown Seattle and at the center of the Seattle food scene. With its famous seafood and locally grown produce, it is seven acres of wonderful ingredients and inspiration for the home cook. Cookbook author Jess Thomson has prowled the Market's stalls, shops, restaurants, and purveyors to assemble 80 wonderful recipes that express all of the flavors of the Pike Place Market. Included here are Le Pichet's Salade Verte, Etta's Mini Dungeness Crab Cakes by Tom Douglas, and the Pink Door's Linguine alla Vongole. The author has also created recipes that are inspired by ingredients found at the market, such as Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Stew (with Uli's Sausage) and a MarketSpice Tea Cake. The author is so well versed in the market that her cookbook can also serve as a guide to the specialty shops and off-the-beaten path purveyors and cafes. With gorgeous images by photographer Clare Barboza of prepared recipes, dazzling ingredients, and scenes of the Pike Place Market, this is the ultimate Seattle cookbook.
About the Author
Jess Thomson is a Seattle-based freelance writer and cookbook author. Her work appears in publications such as Sunset, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Edible Seattle, and Seattle Metropolitan magazines. She is a contributor at Leite's Culinaria, where her work was chosen for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2008 and 2010. She was also a finalist for a Bert Greene Award for Food Journalism in 2009. Jess, a graduate of Middlebury College and The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, is the author of the food blog Hogwash, where she pairs food and life. She is also author of Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts. Find out more at jessthomson.wordpress.com. The author lives in Seattle, WA.