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FOOD: A KNKX Podcast

English, Cookery, Food, Drink, 1 season, 9 episodes, 1 hour, 7 minutes
FOOD is a monthly segment exploring cooking, eating, and how food shapes our identity and culture here in the Northwest.
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For Sue Kidd, strip mall diners and fancy bistros held equal merit

The longtime Pierce County food journalist was fearless in her reviews, but also kind and professional — earning the trust of area restaurateurs.
4/6/20227 minutes, 44 seconds
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After eating East Coast bagels, a look at what the PNW has to offer

It’s been said, usually by people from there, that bagels are better on the East Coast than they are in the Northwest. But KNKX food commentator Nancy Leson – who grew up in Philadelphia – isn’t sure that’s still true.
1/26/20225 minutes, 3 seconds
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'Less meat, but good meat': How a childhood in London informs this Ballard butcher's philosophy

Beast & Cleaver has only been open in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood for about two years, but it's already developed a loyal following.
12/22/20217 minutes, 26 seconds
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'The best turkey we’ve ever had’: A loyal following in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Kau Kau BBQ Restaurant in Seattle's Chinatown-International District started roasting Thanksgiving turkeys decades ago. It's now an enormously popular tradition with many repeat customers.
11/24/20217 minutes, 43 seconds
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FOOD: Spice Bridge offers global flavors that are 'so frickin' good'

Just south of Seattle, in a new development called Tukwila Village, something special is cooking. A lot of special things, as a matter of fact.
11/3/20217 minutes, 31 seconds
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'Irish' Spaghetti and the power of food and family

In the latest installment of FOOD, KNKX's Ed Ronco shares an old family recipe with food commentator Nancy Leson. Meet "Irish Spaghetti."
9/23/20217 minutes
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FOOD: The place with all the peppers

In this month's episode, KNKX's Ed Ronco and food commentator Nancy Leson head to Yakima County to visit a farm that grows more than 200 varieties of peppers, sold at farmers markets across western Washington.
8/26/20218 minutes, 8 seconds
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FOOD: J. Kenji López-Alt on Seattle, cooking and representation

The chef, columnist, cookbook author and social media sensation just moved to Seattle. Why? Nancy Leson asks that and other questions in this conversation about food, representation and more.
8/25/20219 minutes, 19 seconds
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FOOD: A salmon feast and a happy reunion

It’s been a decade since I cooked my first salmon, while living in Alaska — three hefty filets from some Chinook I’d caught and saved, frozen, to impress my Michigan parents on their first trip to visit me.
8/25/20217 minutes, 10 seconds