Cultured Palate: Dishes from the Pacific Northwest
If you’ve ever heard people discuss the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest, the first thing you’ll notice is that they talk lovingly of ingredients rather than specific dishes. That’s because the food of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and the rest of the Cascadia region is focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients from land and sea. Chefs use raw ingredients, highlighting their freshness and delicacy with as little intervention as possible. Today, we’ll take you through some ingredients that you’re likely to find as you trek through the Pacific Northwest, as well as some ideas for how and when to eat them at their freshest.