Seattle’s best restaurants? Classics revisited

Canlis, The Herbfarm, Wild Ginger, Dahlia Lounge, and more: We sent our restaurant critic back to Seattle and the Eastside’s most enduring dining spots to see if they still pass muster.

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Outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen offers delightful and simple bottomfish recipe

The bottomfish fisheries in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and off the coast are generating great catches of lingcod, flounder and black rockfish. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen who has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood offers a tasty herb-coated fish recipe to sweep...

Down Under brews up $3 billion coffee scene

Once stereotyped as a nation of meat-pie eaters and Foster’s lager swillers, Australia has developed a vibrant coffee-drinking market that devours more fresh beans per person than any other country.

TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy. Lee posted photos to her Facebook page Monday showing her smiling and sitting with her pet cockatoo and her live-in boyfriend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the backyard of their suburban...

Olive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce "breadstick sandwiches" as part of a broader menu revamp intended to play up its most popular offerings. The sandwiches don't arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of "black pepper flavor," for instance, Taco Bell will start using actual black pepper in its seasoned beef, says...

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now Californians are facing their own "Big Dry," and looking Down Under to...