Our company started with a simple idea: Make good food. Invite people. Do it daily.
We remain as close to this mission today as the day we opened our doors at Pike Place Market in 1972. From the simplicity of vegetables tossed in vinaigrette to the labor of following a favorite recipe, making and sharing food sets a place in our lives for talking, listening and being – together.
Let’s celebrate these slices of time that making and sharing a meal allows us to create. From the beautiful and the messy, the simple and the extravagant – what comes from the kitchen is a daily act of generosity.
So, roll up your sleeves. Enjoy the process as much as the end product. Be okay with keeping it easy – or take risks once in a while. And of course, add loved ones.
Yes, but what about the blog’s name, you might be asking.
While we were sifting through the options, one of our writers was working on short bios for each of the resident chefs in our cooking class program. We were struck by just how many of them answered the question, “is there something in your kitchen you can’t live without?” with “a sharp knife and some good salt.” Voila!
On this blog and throughout our company, we hope to be nearly as indispensable to you when it comes to cooking and eating as a sharp knife and salt are.
So, enjoy! We’re so glad you’re here.