Posts You Might Have Missed: Seattle Pizza, Food Holidays, and More

While I work on some fresh content, I’m resurfacing a few of my favorite posts from the first three months of this site. Consider it the Seattle Food Hound version of a clip show, that sitcom staple in which studios that produced comedies like The Three Stooges, All in the Family, or Cheers stitched together excerpts from earlier episodes to produce something that viewers hadn’t seen before. Here are a few updates to previous posts that you might have missed.

In February, I wrote about how you can travel the world of pizza without leaving the city. Since then, the best pizza I’ve had is Cornelly’s margherita pizza with fennel sausage and maitake mushrooms. Romeo is no longer slinging pies, but a new Seattle pizza popup I have my eye on is Oskar’s Pizza, which regularly appears at local breweries as well as at other locations around town.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up tomorrow, I thought it’d be a good time to revisit my post explaining why it’s not wrong to celebrate other people’s holidays. Just make sure to commemorate the culture surrounding the occasion respectfully – and getting food from a local Mexican restaurant is a good place to start. My post exploring why some people think that Seattle doesn’t have any good Mexican food offers a dozen recommended spots for tacos, burritos, tortas, and more. And since publication, I’ve given an emphatic thumbs-up to both Carmelo’s Tacos and the takeout box at Asadero.

If you need another occasion to celebrate this week, how about National Hoagie Day, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, or National Coconut Cream Pie Day? My post from March explains where all these food holidays came from, including some that were just invented out of thin air by an enterprising food blogger.

The new season of “Worst Cooks in America” has just started airing on the Food Network, this time starring Cleveland chef Michael Symon as well as Anne Burrell. I continue to find it one of the most entertaining and educational food shows on TV.

If you’re spending more time than usual in the kitchen, it may be worth thinking about how you can eliminate clutter by tossing your useless cooking gadgets. I still haven’t found the right occasion for my battery-operated ice cream cone, but I will admit to using the apple corer and bagel guillotine.

And while you’re already doing some spring cleaning, why not give some thought to how you organize your recipes? While the New York Times reported on a new option last week, the recipe sharing site called Cookpad that’s gained popularity around the world, I’ll keep using my homegrown solution.

Look for some new posts coming soon, including my take on where to eat the best fried chicken in town!

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Margherita pizza with fennel sausage and maitake mushrooms from Cornelly