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Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor


 “I grew up in a rough Jewish neighborhood, it was so bad we had to put lox on our bagels.” A roommate/coworker of mine told me that joke when we were apprentice Chefs in the Florida Keys.  The thing is, I didn’t fully understand the joke because I didn’t know what lox was.  Oh, I had heard the term lox…

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Hot Grill on Grill Action


I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people for whom barbecue season lasts well into the fall.  In fact during July and August, standing over the grill can get a little sweaty for my tastes.  In September & October though, when the air is a little more …. crisp, that’s my favorite time to light up the…

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Two Grills, One Coho


I warned you that there would be a lot of salmon talk on here for a while. Hey, I’m in the Pacific Northwest and from late July through late September salmon rules the roost here. Don’t worry, once this is over I’m going to be talking about plenty of other great seafood. In fact we have a tuna fish trip…

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White King Salmon with Rainier Cherry Gastrique


Let me regale you with a tale of the bygone era of a couple weeks ago. It was a simpler time when I had the pleasure of taking a friend out for his first fishing trip and put him on his first king salmon. That was a cool moment and an exciting one. Especially since the reel mount on the…

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Lo…. The King approacheth!


Ummm… king salmon that is.   Sorry for the confusion there, Bugs. That’s right, the sweetest peaches of  Seattle area fishing are showing up now, and I feel like a kid at Christmas. Like most anglers, I want to try all different kinds of fishing.  I have a bucket list a mile long of various places and styles of angling…

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Surprisingly, my first salmon post is about Sockeye.


I should probably warn you now to prepare for a fair amount of salmon talk on here over the next couple months. King season has just opened up and there are some resident coho salmon around be had as well. Then, right around the time we have to stop keeping kings, the larger, migratory coho arrive from the ocean. Essentially,…

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