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Monthly Archives: September 2016

California Rice: From Field to Fork

At The Kitchen we’ve used rice in all sorts of dishes, perhaps most famously in our “Intermission” of Sushi, Sashimi and Crudo, (or our “Sushi Break”, as it’s affectionately known), since our Demonstration Dinners began over 25 years ago. Luckily, we’ve also enjoyed access to terrific local rice from a number of growers that we […]

A Tale of Three Cities, Part 2 of 3: Peaks and Valleys

The year was 1999, and the last time we checked in with Chef Kelly McCown he was riding the rising tide of the 90’s Seattle culinary scene. Fresh off a decade of learning, creating, and collecting accolades, he had taken a spontaneous detour to travel Costa Rica and around Central America for a couple months, […]