Have you been out to eat in this city recently? Wait…what am I saying? Of course you have! Your micro apartment doesn’t have a kitchen! And now that you make at least $15/hr, you can afford to! Am I the only one who’d never had a compote until my ex-girlfriend dragged me to some “foodie” restaurant that opened up in some old mattress factory and started serving poached seagull eggs and octopus roe on spelt toast and drizzled with stinging nettle compote for $35???
Dear Mr. Douglas… if you really want to get in touch with the roots of Northwest eating and culinary traditions, you should make an appointment to come talk to me and staff at the Washington Apple. I grew up around here and we never had any compote. You want an idea for a menu item for one of your restaurants? Here’s a go-to from my family's playbook growing up…Tater Tot Hamburger Casserole. Bam!