Front Porch: Top Seattle chef to visit Everett gift store on Saturday

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

Everett Herald,

Seattle chef Tom Douglas, a three-time winner of the James Beard Award, plans to sign copies of his latest book, “The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett.

The cookbook is full of mouth-watering pictures and recipes and stories about the food that make it as much fun to read as it is to cook from.

The book, which retail for $35, will be available at 20 percent off during the event.

Judy and Miranda Matheson, the mother and daughter owners and operators of J. Matheson, will serve samples of recipes from the book. A member of Team Douglas will demonstrate Tom Douglas’ line of rubs, Rub With Love, used to season meat and fish.

As an added bonus, the wine folks across the street at Wicked Cellars will pair a couple of wines with some of the more savory recipes in the cookbook and offer samples of both.

Artists are invited to apply for the 56th annual Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Art Show, one of the longest running in the Northwest that attracts submissions from across the nation.

Profits from the Edmonds Arts Festival are returned to the community through the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. Programs include art scholarships, educational grants, public art installations, and ArtWorks, a gathering place for artists in downtown Edmonds.

All entries must be completed online. For the 2013 prospectus, visit the Edmonds Arts Festival website at Application deadline is March 30.