Monthly Archives: November 2008

| November 24, 2008

An evening brought to you by Katy Kelly Fine Art Services…

One day to browse.
One night to bid.
One chance to pickup new works from Seattleā€™s finest independent
artists, all in one place!

Please join us for a night of art, with wine, music and light fare.
Participating Artists:
Rachel Dory, Erik Andrew, Irene Wood,
Britt Freda, Seth Sexton, Gabe Johnson,
Steve Gilbert, Laura Marks, Matt LaCross, and more.

30 November 2008
3PM – 11 PM
Silent auction open from 4 pm -9pm.

MCars 1037 6th Ave S. Seattle, 98134


Vita hosts NY Times Bestselling Author Jennifer 8 Lee

| November 21, 2008

one pot + jennifer 8 lee returns + the fortune cookie chronicles = november 24th.

the last time we had jennifer (and her nytimes best selling book) at dinner we turned away over 150 requests – her insanely engaging book about chinese food in america made a huge splash in the emerald city – six months later we are lucky to get jennifer for a repeat performance – since her last visit her book has appeared everywhere and received endless praise.

we are lucky to have a return visit by the chef du jour scott emerick of cremant – expect some nw-franco-chinese versioning – and don’t be scared – jennifer will make it very clear that sampling and appropriation are core to chinese food.

jennifer gives an amazing multi-media presentation – expect to leave with a completely different perspective on chinese food, america, life. (thanks again to mrs. kim ricketts for making this one go…)

$60 – includes her book – byow. email to reserve.

You Don’t Need Us. Roast Coffee At Home. It is rad.

| November 20, 2008

Caffe Vita Presents: Green Bean Roasting at Home from hebberoy on Vimeo.

This video was inspired by our recent source trip to Ethiopia – where coffee plays a central role in the daily culture of that magnificent land. The smell of coffee roasting permeates the little villages and the large cities – the beans are roasted by hand in almost every household, caramelized over open flames, and prepared in a traditional ceremony that has been practiced for over 1000 years.

We were blown away by the reverence and respect given the bean – and thought we should pay a little homage by attempting to roast a small batch of beans in our own home. The process is relatively simple – requires a good cast-iron or steel pan – and about 15-20 minutes of attention. Vita has put some green beans up on their online store, take this link if you would like to order some and give it a whirl.