President Barack Obama's Chili With a Vegan Soul

What would Barack Obama take to a potluck? That was precisely the question asked of him in a 2008 interview with the North Coast Journal about food politics and a farm bill, back when he was running for president.
His answer: “Chili.” Obama has long been known to make a seriously good chili, even back in his college days. 

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres for Your 'Downton Abbey' Viewing Party

After waiting nearly ten months for the next chapter in the Crawley family saga to continue, season six of the hit series Downton Abbey, the final season, airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on KCTS 9

Pike Place Market Edible Gift Guide

Pike Place Market is not just for tourists! The Market is the beating heart of Seattle's famous food scene, and the best place in town to find a food-related gift, or to have an unforgettable food experience yourself.

To find something for the cooks and food lovers in your life, I suggest exploring the Market and making a gift basket to fit your tastes and budget, or giving them a food experience. I’ve shared lists of my favorite gifts of each type below.

Jacques Pépin's Heart & Soul Holiday Sides – Country Bread & Pureed Squash Gratin

JACQUES PEPIN HEART AND SOUL IN THE KITCHEN, © 2015 by Jacques Pepin. Reproduced by permission of Tom Hopkins. All rights reserved. 

Holiday Tea Services in the Pacific Northwest

The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes peace and joy—but first a whole lot of hustle and bustle. It can be a busy and stressful time for many, so it’s important to take time out to enjoy the simple pleasures. Quite often, that starts with a warm cup of tea and some excellent company.

Stir-up Sunday: Get Ready for the British Baking Day With Plum Pudding and Fruitcake

I always know that the holidays are quickly approaching when the fruitcake display goes up at my local Costco. This prompts me to think about preparations for my own holiday baking and to look up the date of Stir-up Sunday, the traditional day in Britain when families gather to make their plum pudding, aka Christmas pudding. This year it lands on November 22, 2015, approximately five weeks before the holiday, allowing just enough time for those fruit and liquor-laden desserts to properly age before being served at Christmas dinner.

Recipe: The Indian Summer - A British and Indian Gin Fizz

Celebrate the premiere of Masterpiece's latest series, Indian Summers on Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 p.m., with this delicious treat from guest blogger Mohini Patel Glanz who combined British flair with a traditional Indian drink. 


A Few Great Bakeries in Seattle: Nielsen's Pastries

Last week KCTS 9 went behind-the-scenes at one of Seattle’s most beloved bakeries, Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery. During our visit we explored Dahlia’s history as a bakery, the dedication and values their employees have and, of course, the delicious treats they create. This week, we share another exclusive, this time about another Seattle favorite: Nielsen’s Pastries

Baked Samosa Puffs Recipe + The Jazzy Vegetarian Marathon

Join KCTS 9 and Laura Theodore for six back-to-back episodes of The Jazzy Vegetarian! On the show, Laura cooks up delicious, healthy meals and snacks that will easily become new favorites, whether you are vegetarian or not. Known for her step-by-step instructions and eco-friendly tips, Laura makes preparing healthy food easy and fun! Join her in the kitchen as she shows viewers how to prepare dishes that range from all-things-chocolate to gluten-free menu options. The Jazzy Vegetarian marathon airs Saturday, August 29, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

A Few Great Bakeries in Seattle: Dahlia Bakery

This month, KCTS 9 celebrates bakers, bakeries and baked goods from all across America with the premiere of A Few Great Bakeries. Producer Rick Sebak and his crew explored warm, toasty, small bakeries from coast to coast, including a Kitsap peninsula favorite: Sluys’ Poulsbo Bakery. Viewers will discover how a business that makes cakes, pies, and bread can become a neighborhood landmark. A Few Great Bakeries premieres Tuesday, August 25, at 8pm. Building up to the premiere, KCTS 9 spoke with two of Seattle's most-loved bakeries: Dahlia Bakery and Nielsen's Pastries.