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Published:January 14th, 2009 19:06 EST
Kathy Casey a fan of bacon?

Kathy Casey a fan of bacon?

By Rocco Loosbrock

Hello and Happy New Year!  I enjoyed several days off and like many of you am ready for what 2009 brings me. " I am hoping lots of yummy food treats!  Recently I had the privilege of speaking with celebrity chef, mixologist and pioneer in the bar-chef movement Kathy Casey!


Kathy has played a key role in bringing Northwest cuisine and women chefs to national prominence and, as one of the first female executive chefs in the United States, she was named one of Food & Wine`s hot new American chefs.

Kathy is a sought-after speaker, celebrated as a style setter and trend spotter in food, drinks and entertaining. She has been featured at such events as the Cheers Beverage Conference, the Vegas Bar Show, and the Research Chefs Association convention, and is a frequent guest on TV and radio.

An accomplished food writer, she is the author of nine cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated Kathy Casey`s Northwest Table. Her newest book, Sips & Apps, will be released in spring 2009.  She told us that this book will feature a Bacon Blue Cheese Cookie!  This is something I can`t wait to try as it certainly has some unique flavor profiles present.


Kathy is the owner of Kathy Casey Food Studios® and Liquid Kitchen; her company specializes in food, beverage and concept consulting and product development. Clients such as Monin, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Mastronardi Produce, Friday`s, Restaurants Unlimited, Unilever, Monterey Gourmet Foods, and national spirit brands have sought her advice and expertise. She also owns Dish D`Lish® cafes and specialty food line.  We briefly spoke of Bacon Jerky, and she thought that that could make an excellent garnish to some drinks, something she said she will consider!


Dish D`lish her online store is loaded with all kinds of drink mixes, spreads, dippers and seasoning.  If your looking to start a party in your pantry please Dish D`lish products is the place to start.

For example, they make some really interesting jams and preserves. Examples include: Organic Tomato Ginger Orange Jam which she says would be great with bacon! She also makes a kiwi pepper jelly made with kiwi`s that they grow in their back urban parking lot garden " that she feels would pair nicely with Bacon Freak Bacon, on toast with goat cheese.


To learn more about Kathy Visit her blog at


Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock

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Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club