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Seattle: Pike Place Market

Keith, Amy, and I visited the Pike Place Market. For some reason, I'd never visited during my previous visits to Seattle. We went on a Sunday and I was a little concerned that some stores would be closed. I needn't have worried. A small number of stores were closed but the place was jammed packed with both people and food. The market is very large with many vendors in pretty much every category. I saw the majority of it but not all by a long shot. If you do go, plan to spend some time there.

The fish at the various markets are huge. I thought about bringing one back with me, but I decided that a better plan would be to cook one for my friends on my next visit. It can be frustrating to travel to cities like Seattle and Vancouver. All that food with no way for me to cook with it...

I visited the Mt Townsend Creamery booth there. They specialize in cow cheeses. The gal there was extremely helpful and informative. I ended up with two bries plus a French roll; the roll was made by a Seattle outpost of a French bakery.

I next went to the nearby dried fruit stand and bought a large bag of dried apples. They were still a little moist, so they gave a pleasant chew without being too dry.

All this made for a perfect meal on the plane back. By the time I ate, the brie had come to room temperature. The cheese spread on the French roll was creamy in texture and very rich. The apple slices were the perfect complement. Immeasurably better than the little cheese and fruit tray on the airplane...

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