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Pike Place Market

I greatly enjoyed my visits to the Pike Place Market during my visit to Seattle. My breakfast visits taught me that few stalls are open at 7 AM, meaning they don't serve the professional kitchen community. This beautiful display of salmon is at the stall famous for throwing salmon back and forth. I was tempted to ship one of these beauties back but I wasn't sure what I could do in a short amount of time with a fish so big.

This plaque honors the Japanese-American families who were removed from the market to internment camps during World War II.

I ended up taking home two items I love. First, a pound of hazelnuts. My first idea for these is layered with chocolate on a white cake. Second, three pounds of Rainier cherries. These are subtly sour, just tangy enough. As soon as I arrived home, I used them to make this delicious pie.

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