Describe your culinary style.
Food for grown-ups (mostly). Because we are in Seattle, we tend to cook a lot of Northwest and Pacific Rim inspired food with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
What is the main source of inspiration for your recipes?
We get inspiration from everywhere…the latest food magazines, our cookbook collections, family recipes, our foodie friends and eating out. We are constantly trying new recipes, but we only share the ones we really love on A Passionate Plate.
For someone new to your blog, which recipe do you recommend they try first?
Definitely check out our Cod in Coconut Curry!
Here are two of our favorite appetizers: Salty, Sweet, Sticky Wings and Vietnamese Style Fresh Rolls.
A couple of beautiful desserts: Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake and Whole Wheat Rosemary Lemon Bars.
And a pasta dish we love: White Wine Spaghetti with Arugula.
If you could have one food while stranded on a desert island, what would it be?
Joy says, “Does coffee count?”
Mary says, “Really good sourdough bread. I love bread and sourdough always tastes great with seafood, which I am guessing I would be eating while stranded on a desert island.”
What is your ultimate guilty food pleasure?
Joy says, “Mac & Cheese. Beecher’s if possible.”
Mary says, “A deep fried, extra-spicy, buffalo chicken sandwich and an ice cold beer.”
Yummly is sitting around a table with good friends, enjoying a slow meal with fabulous food and sharing a great bottle of wine.