was raised in Boise, Idaho most of her life and first moved to Seattle to go to college in 2006. Nicole learned early the value of good food and quickly got interested in the Seattle food scene. Her family’s food culture combines both her Filipino and German roots, creating a unique perspective on western and asian cuisine. She enjoys trying to re-create dishes that impress her at restaurants and has a knack for deconstructing elements of a meal.
Favorite Food Tradition: Japanese
Favorite Snack: Mini cucumber sandwiches
Favorite Recipe: Pork and vegetable lumpia
Favorite Beer: Southern Tier Pumpking Ale
Favorite Cocktail: Moscow Mule with home-made ginger beer
is originally from Oregon and has lived in the Northwest for most of his life, excepting a two year stint in Chile. He moved to Seattle in 2006 and while in college worked as a concierge, recommending restaurants to tourists and locals alike. His family’s culinary background is mostly southern/midwestern with a healthy dose of German recipes passed down from Grandma Kartchner. Luke is also a total beer snob (in the best way possible) and loves trying out new, and especially local, brews.
Favorite Food Tradition: Mexican
Favorite Snack: Well made guacamole with home-made tortilla chips
Favorite Recipe: Enchiladas from scratch
Favorite Beer: Franziskaner Hefeweisen
Favorite Cocktail: Rob Roy using Singleton Single Malt Scotch
grew up on a farm in the Oregon country side, learning to cook from fresh local ingredients in a country tradition. She routinely entertains guests and hosts dinner parties and gatherings with friends, has extensive experience in cooking as a mother of three children with varying tastes, and she even is familiar with catering and preparing food for literally hundreds of people. She taught Luke everything he knows about life, but especially about cooking and the importance of a love of food. Kate currently lives in Utah and writes a food column centered around her home cooking experiences.