I am going to make this a quick post, as I am sitting in my apartment in Brooklyn with four fans blasting at once, and I need to run out to go see Crystal Fairy and bask in the air conditioning before I spontaneously combust. Before I go, I want to share with you the cooking videos that I made for the Weight Watchers series, “In the Kitchen.”
Weight Watchers has a new cooking video series that highlights healthy dishes from ethnic cuisines, and the latest addition is Persian food. The recipes in the videos are some of my favorites from The New Persian Kitchen. Check ’em out!
I recently visited Seattle, and wow, people in this town have done a great job of creating community around food! Some of my favorite food hotspots were the welcoming Book Larder cookbook store, where I did a signing, the beautiful Pantry at Delancey, where I taught cooking classes, and the tasty Turkish/Persian/Arabic-inspired restaurant Mamnoon, whose menu was created by the brilliant cookbook author Barbara Abdeni Massaad.
The rest of my recommendations come from Misha Zadeh Graham, the graphic designer who created the striking poster for this year’s Seattle Iranian Festival—the event that brought me to Seattle in the first place. When I arrived in SEA, Misha sent me the juiciest, most info-packed email about what to do during my stay in her town, including a great list of restaurants to try. Here is Misha’s list of SEA recommendations. Enjoy, and stay cool!
Ideas for Where to Eat in SEA, from Misha Zadeh Graham
After Book Larder (or dinner any of your other nights):
Via Tribunali for authentic and amazing Neapolitan style pizza. Low key and cross the street from Book Larder.
Revel in Fremont for AMAZING Korean-inspired cuisine. This restaurant has been written up everywhere
The Whale Wins or Joule in Fremont. Tons of press and beautiful, new spaces.
The Walrus & Carpenter in downtown Ballard. Amazing and tons of press and awards. It is teeny and they don’t take reservations, but worth it. You can likely sit at the bar.
Breakfast Monday and Tuesday
Really too bad that Honore AND The Fat Hen are both closed on M and T as you would LOVE them. They are on the same block as The Pantry at Delancey. Delancey is also closed on M and T. Shoot!!