Book Larder

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Finding Comfort in Cookbooks

Two cookbook aficionados dish on their favorite books and recipes

Lara Hamilton (First), owns Book Larder. Susan Roxborough (Second) is the executive editor at Sasquatch Books.

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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Basil Ice Cream

A former Seattle pastry chef comes to town to talk about her new book

Basil and cinnamon give this luscious ice cream its unique flavor.

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Recipe of the Week: Joy the Baker’s Coffee Cake Muffins

Try these tasty brunch bites topped with almond crumble

From Over Easy by Joy Wilson; published by Clarkson Potter. Copyright ©2017 Joy the Baker, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission. Page 202-203.

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Tour of Modernist Cuisine Lab Prompts Dreams Of Geoduck

Ever since a recent visit to the Modernist Cuisine Lab, I cannot stop thinking about geoduck. Yes, I’ve got a giant clam on the brain. The Modernist Cuisine Lab is one slice of the pie that’s known as Intellectual Ventures, the sprawling science playground in an anonymous looking building in Bellevue. I was recently invited…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…