Interview with Chef Becky Selengut by Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy (Seattle Cook Local Examiner): Local blogger prods the coauthor of the Washington Local and Seasonal Cookbook

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The Banning of the Venti, Arthritic Jaws, and Other Food News

Interview with Chef Becky Selengut by Patricia DiGiacomo Eddy (Seattle Cook Local Examiner): Local blogger prods the coauthor of the Washington Local and Seasonal Cookbook on her use of lemons and soy sauce in recipes, and Selengut responds with some good, honest, common sense. You are today's hero, Becky Selengut. Maybe tomorrow's, too.

Nancy Leson reports the sad news that Matt Jahnke is leaving Matt’s in the Market. He will not be taking the name, or the staff, with him.

Death by Cheese and the Dreaded Ruptured Stomach by Jason Fougane (Slate): Arthritis of the jaw almost forces Japan's top hotdog eater to sit out a world championship. And other competitive-eating injuries. Remember when they tell you kids not to try this at home?

The Noblest Chicken Byproduct by Francis Lam (Gourmet.com): Delicious wrongness. Also in meat-fat news, Salon launches "Pork Week" with Sarah Hepola's article on Bacon Mania.

Small. Medium. Gone. by Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune): Intelligentsia Coffee, the Stumptown of Chicago, announces that, for aesthetic reasons, it will no longer sell 20-ounce beverages. Though the outraged commenters would label me a snob, I raise my fist in support.

Behold the Humble Sardine by Shelley Fralic (Vancouver Sun): Northwest sardines are making a comeback. They're on Union's menu. Anyone else grilling sardines? Hungry bottomfeeders want to know.

Trendwatch: Apparently, mobile food is hot in London and New York (must be following in Seattle's footsteps). Also, I hereby request to see this trend food appear on local menus.

In honor of this week's review, I present you with the cooking lesson of the week:

 
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