The World According to Fried Chicken

A guide to our most universal comfort food.

By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger Published in the Summer 2021 issue of Seattle Met

Chengdu Taste's crispy chicken with red chili pepper is otherworldly.

Food has a way of connecting us, even as it defines our differences. Dumplings proliferate across cultures, and you needn’t be a food scholar to see the commonalities in tortillas, pizza, and naan. Chicken crisped in oil enjoys a similar worldwide status. It sizzles in Taiwanese street markets and singes taste buds at Nashville chicken shacks. Even better, so many of these traditions converge right here in Seattle.


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