Celebrate the Bounty of the Season With This Elegant Dinner

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Nick Page

The Walla Walla Valley seems to breathe a collective sigh of relief when the early days of autumn descend upon the region. There is the welcome reprieve from the long, hot days of summer, the onset of high school football season (Go Big Blue!) and the tantalizing aromas of hearty, cool-weather dishes emanating from the oven. [more]

Talking Food

Two influential Walla Walla chefs discuss their tastes in food, what’s new, what’s passé, and how they work to shape the region’s culinary tastes.

By Tamara Enz / Photo by Tamara Enz [more]

Fair Food Recipes

If you need to ease your way into fair-food season, we suggest making one of the following to tease and tantalize your palate. [more]

Deep-Fried Everything: The Glorious Food Creations of a County Fair

By Michael Mettler /Photos by Nick Page

If you can fry it, you can sling it — at a county fair, that is.  [more]

“If You Think You’re Afraid of Sauces…”

By Tamara Enz / Photos by Don Fleming 

Julia Child famously said, “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” She almost certainly never said, “If you’re afraid of sauces, use spheres.” [more]

2014 June Recipe


Barbecue — Getting Sauced and Smoked

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Nick Page

“Barbecuing is one percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” — Michael Mettler, after Thomas Edison [more]