Considering that Adam took over 130 pictures of London restaurants we ate at, it was only natural that we start chronicling our thoughts and opinions about the food we eat. We've totally become accidental foodies. It all started out when Sheila started calling Adam "the human trash compactor"; since he eats almost anything. But somewhere along the way we started having discussions about food and seeking out culinary adventures when on travel. We bring a unique perspective to this arena as we're both vegetarians (no meat, poultry, or fish). I suspect we will both have varying opinions on the food, and hope to not only have a record for posterity, but provide some fun, useful if not amateur insight.

Monday, October 11, 2010

the flagship of the emerald city

Our friends CGNV and PV, who have visited Seattle on several occasions, told us not to miss out on Beecher's amazing mac & cheese. So on their recommendation we ventured over to Pike Place Market for a sampling. We ordered the "world best" version and a herb bread twist.

The mac & cheese was made with penne, which for someone who grew up on Kraft, was a pleasant surprise. The cheese, Beecher's flagship, had a nutty flavor with being overly oily. The storefront also acts as working factory, artisans were on display working through large stainless steel vats of cow's milk while curious tourist acted like paparazzi, including me.

I have to say, Beecher's mac & cheese does live up to the hype. The cheese had the right balance of salt and cream and the penne was cooked well. I can see why the America Cheese Society and Martha Stewart are singing its praises. Only if I had room for the grilled cheese with basil and tomato displayed in the sandwich window. Alas, I'll have to come back to Seattle soon!

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