CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

Enjoy a collection of content from Chef Howie and members of his team.

COOK AUTHENTIC CHILI CON CARNE LIKE TEXAN CHILI QUEEN

CHILI CON CARNE: COOK IT TEXAN `CHILI QUEEN’ STYLE, OR DON’T COOK IT AT ALL

By Nabanita Dutt | January 14, 2017

Mexicans refuse to own up to chili. Same way the Japanese deny having anything to do with California sushi rolls. It was yet another mysterious dish that emerged from the melting pot of immigrant cultures in United States, and therefore can only be identified as American. Or Tex-Mex, if you’ll pardon the expression. San Antonio,…

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John Howie Steak Named ‘Best Place For A Steak In Bellevue’

By Chef John Howie | January 12, 2017

  Since the beginning, John Howie Steak has strived to create a memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests. Whether you are a steak connoisseur or you just enjoy quality food, we have always wanted you to feel welcomed and cared for while dining with us. Because to your votes and feedback, John Howie Steak ranked Number…

Special Wine Dinner At Seastar With La Spinetta’s Giorgio Rivetti

By Chef John Howie | January 10, 2017

Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar is excited to host a special dinner with winemaker Giorgio Rivetti. Rivetti is from La Spinetta in Tuscany, Italy, and joins us for a special four course meal on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm. This will be a very unique opportunity to experience wine and food like you never have before.…

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE DUNGENESS CRAB AND SWEET CORN BISQUE

COOKING WITH CHEF JOHN HOWIE: DUNGENESS CRAB AND SWEET CORN BISQUE

By Nabanita Dutt | January 10, 2017

What could possibly be more comforting in cold, January weather than a smooth, creamy, seafoody bisque? One of Chef John Howie’s favorite recipes straight out of his cookbook Passion & Palate, this soup is seeped in the Pacific Northwestern aroma of fresh dungeness crab, texturized with pureed sweet corn. “The only thing better than bisque…

Chef John Howie Answers How To Choose The Perfect Wood For Plank Cooking

CHEF JOHN HOWIE ANSWERS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WOOD FOR PLANK COOKING

By Nabanita Dutt | January 7, 2017

A lot of beginners are confused by the sheer variety of wood available for plank cooking in the market. Cedar, Alder, Black Cherry, Sugar Maple, Hickory, Mesquite etc. — each with their own unique oils and aroma. Since the food you cook on a plank will be in direct contact with the wood and picking…

Fun Facts About Steaks

FACTS ABOUT STEAK THAT EVERY CONNOISSEUR SHOULD KNOW (PART 2)

By Nabanita Dutt | January 4, 2017

RUMP IS NOT A BAD STEAK • Because of the toughness of its meat, Rump is routinely rubbished and underrated. Truth is, Rump is extremely flavorful – more than filet mignon – and priced very reasonably. Brits love a good Rump, but the steak is not ordered much in the US. Best grilled with rosemary salt.…

Facts About Steak That Every Connoisseur Should Know

FACTS ABOUT STEAK THAT EVERY CONNOISSEUR SHOULD KNOW (PART 1)

By Nabanita Dutt | January 2, 2017

PORTERHOUSE AND T-BONE ARE NOT THE SAME STEAK • Contrary to what a lot of people believe, a Porterhouse steak and a T-Bone steak are not the same thing. It is true that both are cut from the short loin area of the beef, but the Porterhouse is a much larger steak and can easily feed…

Inspirational Food Quotes

FASCINATING FOOD QUOTES WE LOVE TO SHARE

By Nabanita Dutt | December 30, 2016

• “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart…” ― Erma Bombeck     • “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook…” ― Julia Child     • “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the…

LIST OF TRENDY HOT SAUCES YOU HAVE TO STOCK UP ON

INFERNO IN A BOTTLE: LIST OF TRENDY HOT SAUCES YOU HAVE TO STOCK UP ON

By Nabanita Dutt | December 27, 2016

For a spice junkie born with the red devil on my tongue, it was a day to remember when a tiny Thai restaurant in Ithaca, NY, offered me – not “4 Star Hot” or “5 Star Hot” on the 1-to-5 scale, but a mind-numbing, coma-inducing “Bangkok Hot”. It was indeed the kind of satisfying heat…

Bacon Sandwich is cure for a hangover

THE ULTIMATE CURE FOR HANGOVER? BACON SANDWICH!

By Nabanita Dutt | December 22, 2016

It’s the party season of the year when hangovers are a daily occurrence and you’re probably wishing you had an extra, drinking head to take out to social engagements every evening. Tums and aspirin and Alka Seltzer are all very well, but when you’re feeling like the inner lining of your stomach has been corroded…