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Pike Place Market Cookbook

Posted by Judy Phelps on February 23, 2009

I got the Pike Place Market Cookbook by Braiden Rex-Johnson as a Christmas present from my husband. I love to read cookbooks, especially ones with local recipes and stories that go along with them.  I savored this book as much so as I will the recipes …someday. Not only is this a lovely read, but the recipes are devine and very approachable. I loved this book not only because of the delicious recipes but also because it revealed to me parts of the Market I did not know existed. I can’t wait to go back and find some of these fabulous restaurants, like Place Pigalle or the Pink Door.  There is a recipe in this book that I have flagged to try during peach season called Peach Grunt. The peaches are simmered in a sugar syrup laced with muscat wine ( of course I’ll use our delicious Orange Muscat for this). Then topped with a decadent gingersnap cookie /pecan topping. Zuppa del Futti di Mare ( Seafood Soup) also caught my eye.  I would love to taste this with our unoaked Chardonnay. I love Chardonnay and shrimp together!

Like the Market, this book is a melting pot of ethnicities in its recipes. Thai, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Greek, French, Mexican, Tex-mex.   If you like cookbooks, this one is a joy. Hopefully someday I’ll get out of my armchair and really make of these delicious dishes.

Thank you Braiden! Lets get together and make some of these and see which wines go best!

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