The Pike Place Market sits in the center of downtown Seattle and at the center of the Seattle food scene. With its famous seafood and locally grown produce, it is seven acres of wonderful ingredients and inspiration for the home cook. Cookbook author Jess Thomson has prowled the Market's stalls, shops, restaurants, and purveyors to assemble 80 wonderful recipes that express all of the flavors of the Pike Place Market. Included here are Le Pichet's Salade Verte, Etta's Mini Dungeness Crab Cakes by Tom Douglas, and the Pink Door's Linguine alla Vongole. The author has also created recipes that are inspired by ingredients found at the market, such as Spanish Chickpea and Chorizo Stew (with Uli's Sausage) and a MarketSpice Tea Cake. The author is so well versed in the market that her cookbook can also serve as a guide to the specialty shops and off-the-beaten path purveyors and cafes. With gorgeous images by photographer Clare Barboza of prepared recipes, dazzling ingredients, and scenes of the Pike Place Market, this is the ultimate Seattle cookbook.
Seattle's growth from a small lumber town to one of the world's most influential urban centers has been spectacular. Little more than a century ago, the city was made up of dirt roads and timber buildings. The arrival of the Great Northern Railroad in 1893 and the start of the Klondike gold rush in 1897 changed all that. By 1914, just twenty-five years after the city suffered a devastating fire that burned the central business district to cinders, Seattle would have been almost unrecognizable to its early inhabitants. Streets had been raised, canals had been dug, and hills had been leveled, with the spoils going to create land out of the Elliott Bay mudflats. And the Smith Tower--the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time--stood as a symbol of Seattle's new economic confidence. Businesses in Seattle are still booming today, but they are now less dependent on location and more on inspiration. The Boeing Company was founded here in 1916 and is still a major regional employer, but it is Amazon.com, Starbucks, and a host of software and biotechnology companies that represent the new face of twenty-first-century business. Seattle Then and Now presents archival photos along with modern views of the same sites as they appear today. One can see the city as it looked when Denny Hill still rose above downtown, when the University of Washington occupied a mere city block, when Duwamish canoes still put in at Ballast Island, and when missiles were based in Magnolia and naval aircraft at Sand Point. Thanks to the efforts of preservationists, places like Pioneer Square and the Pike Place Market look much as they did a century ago, while structures such as Union Station and the Eagles Auditorium live on with new uses. This book highlights some of the best-loved places in the city along with striking examples of modern architecture that help make Seattle such a vibrant and innovative city. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.Visit product page →
Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, an illuminating new book about Seattle's iconic Space Needle, was released on the 50th Anniversary of the Space Needle. Extensively researched and written by Knute Skip Berger, it provides a detailed account of the Space Needle's conception, funding, and construction 50 years ago, as well as it's important role in the Century 21 Worlds Fair in 1962 and how it helped define contemporary Seattle in the 50 years after the fair. Berger, columnist for Seattle Magazine and the on-line Seattle news source Crosscut, was named Writer-in-Residence at the Space Needle and has used the opportunity to interview a broad spectrum of people who were associated with the construction, design, and management of the Space Needle and to dive deep into Space Needle archives and collections for here-to-for untold stories about the storybook structure. With over 210 images, both historical and contemporary, this 184 page coffee table book features the best of the classic images of the Space Needle, as well newly discovered images.Visit product page →
The most complete book about the Space Needle ever published. Locally-based author Robert Spector brings together insight of the design and construction of the landmark along with more 40 years of Space Needle history. Book includes more than 75 photographs and illustrations. 96 pages.