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Anthony Bourdain Interview: Latino Kitchen Workers vs. French chefs, and More Food Talk

ED MURRIETA Originally published in The Tacoma News Tribune, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 12:01 AM (PST) My colleagues in the food press like to paint Anthony Bourdain as the Jack Kerouac of the kitchen, an articulate bad boy roaming the seamy

Posted in Chefs, Food Business People, Industry Issues

Coffee’s Benevolent Mr. Bean

BY ED MURRIETA PORTLAND — Walking into Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Duane Sorenson greeted a barista in singsong hipster patois. “Hey, man.” “What’s up?” “How’s it going?” “Right on.” “Awesome.” Dressed in a hooded white sweat shirt, quilted green jacket, blue

Posted in Food Business People

How the Pros Eat Chocolate

BY ED MURRIETA “Tasting like chocolate isn’t quite good enough,” Pierson Clair declared. Clair, the CEO of Tacoma confectioner Brown & Haley, and his wife, Sara, a food technologist, gave me a lesson in the true flavors of chocolate. Twelve

Posted in Artisan Food, Food Business People