Monthly Archives: September 2010

An update on the 10.0 Brix Tomato Challenge

The 10 Brix Tomato Challenge is dedicated to the late Emmett Watson who wished for a great Pacific Northwest-grown tomato. The idea is see if there is something to learn about growing tomatoes for better density and flavor, to salute the … Continue reading

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Judging the Apple Pie Contest at Piper Orchard

I love apple pie and have been trying to learn about heirloom apples so I couldn’t very well turn down an invitation to judge an apple pie contest organized by the Friends of Piper Orchard, Seattle Tree Fruit Society and … Continue reading

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The 10.0 Brix Tomato Challenge

The late Emmett Watson, long time columnist and Seattle culture chronicler for the Seattle P-I and then the Seattle Times, railed until his death against the inadequacy of local tomatoes. He covered the Seattle Mariners’ spring training in Florida. Once … Continue reading

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Umami—“the beautiful taste”

An old word dusted off for a new age As a bit of background, I first heard the word umami in a presentation on the quality of flatfish in the Bering Sea harvest by NOAA research scientist Dr. Diane Green. … Continue reading

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