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 Seattle’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.