Braiden’s Books

Pike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook, Gift Edition

Ten Speed Press, 2005, $14.95

Packed with stalls selling the best quality and selection of fish found on the West Coast, restaurants serving up Pacific Northwest cuisine, and culinary shops of every persuasion, the Market is a fish-lover’s paradise. In this colorful gift edition, best-selling author Braiden Rex-Johnson shares shopping tips, cooking techniques, information on sustainable fisheries, and more than 50 fish and shellfish recipes from the chefs, restaurateurs, and fishmongers who represent the Market community. Filled with candid, colorful photos, the Pike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook is the perfect gift for any seafood-loving soul or a great souvenir to bring the best of the Market to your home.

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Pike Place Public Market Seafood Cookbook, E-Edition

Armchair cooks and travelers will enjoy 50 recipes and photos from Seattle’s iconic Public Market with the ease of their Kindles, iPads, Nooks, or other electronic readers.

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Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining: The People, Places, Food, and Drink of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia

John Wiley & Sons, 2007, $34.95
ISBN-10: 0-471-74685-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-471-74685-0

Follow veteran cookbook author and food-and-wine writer Braiden Rex-Johnson as she guides us along the trail of chefs, winemakers, and grape growers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, introducing us to the visionaries who have been instrumental in creating a leading-edge Northwest cuisine. Complete with 88 recipes, 145 color photos, cook’s hints, profiles, and more, Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining is the definitive book to discover what makes this region so special as it celebrates an innovative approach to cooking and winemaking that is influencing the way Americans eat, drink, and enjoy life.

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Pike Place Market Cookbook, Second Edition

Sasquatch Books, 2003, $18.95

Welcome to the Pike Place Market, the soul of Seattle and home to the Northwest’s finest foods. Here chefs and food lovers gather to celebrate the season’s harvest. Now you can partake in the sensuous feast with the Pike Place Market Cookbook, the updated and completely revised edition of this best-selling cookbook. Author and long-time neighborhood resident Braiden Rex-Johnson has collected more than 130 recipes from the Market’s fishmongers, farmers, restaurants, specialty food shops, and local chefs. Seasonal recipes range from easy-to-make to fancy, soup to nuts, ethnic to all-American, and everything in between. Profiles of individuals and businesses, anecdotes about working along Pike Place, handsome line drawings, mail-order sources, and a produce availability chart complete this festive portrait of the Market experience.

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Inside the Pike Place Market: Exploring America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market

Sasquatch Books, 1999, $19.95

The people, places, and history of Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market come alive in this vibrant book of photographs, vignettes, and recipes inspired by the Market’s fresh produce, seafood, and specialty shops.  Go behind the scenes to meet farmers, fishmongers, craftspeople, an herbalist, a hatter, and even a tattoo artist—the personalities who make this nine-acre village in the heart of downtown Seattle a timeless place. Whether you’ve shopped at the Market for years—or are just experiencing it for the first time—this book reveals the little-known nooks and crannies, where to get the best views in the city, and the story of a bronze pig named Rachel. You’ll find it all Inside the Pike Place Market.

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