A Taste of Washington: Favorite Recipes from the Evergreen State, the second cookbook from Michele Morris, has just been released by Farcountry Press. A Taste of Washington showcases Washington state’s remarkably diverse cuisine, from classic Pacific Northwest fare to innovative fusions of global flavors. Mouthwatering photographs complement 120 recipes both simple and sumptuous from the finest restaurants, inns, lodges, bistros, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. For a fresh take on fabulous food, sample irresistible dishes like these from the Evergreen State: Blueberry Morning Glories with Warm Blueberry Sauce, Crispy Fried Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Baked Halibut with Morels, Cherry Chipotle Short Ribs, Pine and Spruce Smoked Salmon, and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake.
“Here in your hands,” writes Seattle Times wine columnist Andy Perdue, “Michele Morris’ cookbook does a beautiful job of capturing the amazing breadth and depth of Washington’s agricultural bounty from a culinary point of view. While many cookbook authors tend to focus on the greater Seattle area (because that is where the majority of the population lives and, thus, where the chefs are), Michele has traveled a winding trail that will transport you to the best food in every corner of the Evergreen State. Washington is a treasure trove of succulent and savory wonder; let Michele be your guide.” Available for order from Farcountry Press, online at amazon.com, or in selected retail outlets in Washington. For signed copies, contact Michele directly by email or visit her website, cookingwithmichele.com.