1. Crock up Artisanal may have packed up and left the Bravern building in Bellevue, but we’ll always have its amazing recipe for French onion soup—the world’s most perfect snow-day food.
2. Freshen up Brian Scheehser from Trellis restaurant in Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel is a serious gardener, and he does amazing stuff with veggies in the kitchen as well. Scheehser’s carrot and fennel soup sounds just right, right about now.
4. Belly up Some part of you, I’m fairly certain, has always wanted to make Vietnamese pork belly. In this variation from Monsoon’s Eric Banh, the belly is cured for a day in the fridge then braised on the stovetop using coconut juice, chicken stock, garlic, salt, fish sauce, and sugar. Heck yes.
5. Drink up Stuck inside with the kiddies and about to go crazy? The recipe for that situation is oatmeal, apricot, and pecan cookies from Macrina Baking. If they start arguing over who gets to lick the spoon, you have my permission to make yourself a bourbon hot chocolate, a house favorite over at Tilth.
Happy snow day!