Reconsider the Oyster

This Holiday, Skip the Prime Rib and Embrace the Bivalve

Clams, mussels, and especially oysters are exceptional holiday food—delicious, local, and ethical.

12/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festive Foods

Chef Mutsuko Soma Greets 2017 with Toshikoshi Soba Noodles

The chef's handmade soba noodles are a New Year's Eve tradition in Japan.

12/19/2016 By Jane Kidder

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Favorite Holiday Restaurant Traditions

These are from you, readers. May we bother you for more?

12/21/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Here They Are: The Best Seattle-Area Restaurants and Bars for Holiday Merrymaking

As chosen by you, the readers of 'Seattle Met.' And what fine taste you have!

12/10/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Holiday Gifts 2011

Gastro Gift Guide Part 3: Gifts That Aren’t Stuff

Three unforgettable culinary encounters.

12/15/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh


Buches Addendum

One more yule log cake for your consideration.

12/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Food Photo Tours

Best of the Buches: Seattle Takes On Traditional Yule Log Cakes

Here’s where to find the loveliest local versions of that Frenchiest of French desserts, the buche de Noel.

12/13/2010 By Hilary Meyerson

Chef Holiday Memories

How the French Saved Christmas

Alone in a foreign country on Christmas, Chef Maria Hines learns how warm a restaurant kitchen can be.

12/08/2010 By Olivia Margoshes

Chef family food traditions

All About The Gumbo

Seattle or New Orleans, no matter. Where Ya At Matt’s Matthew Lewis celebrates Christmas with southern-style stew.

12/02/2010 By Olivia Margoshes