Figure 1 Publishing

Food + Drink

Seattle Cooks

Signature Recipes from the City's Best Chefs and Bartenders

Seattle’s foodscape has never been more robust. Thanks to a talented legion of passionate chefs—from industry veterans and rising stars—Seattle restaurants are serving up dishes inspired by cultural heritage and a bounty of fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.

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Seattle Cooks is a collection of signature dishes, coveted recipes, original menu items, and tributes to restaurants we wish had never closed. Now, go out and support your neighborhood eateries—they’re showcasing their best work!

Book Description

Seattle Cooks is an exciting collection of 80 signature dishes from 40 of the city’s best restaurants. Featuring crowd-pleasing small plates, vibrant salads, comforting mains, delectable desserts, and much more, this expansive cookbook highlights a vibrant culinary scene that makes Seattle one of the best food cities in the country. A never-before-published recipe for Dahlia’ Lounge’s iconic Dungeness crab cakes? Check. Tavolàta’s hamachi crudo? Check. Revel’s kalua pork belly? Check. We’ve even included Jerry Traunfeld’s famous eggplant fries, RockCreek’s octopus salad, and E. Smith Mercantile’s thirst-quenching smoky martini.

For those who love to explore the world through food, Seattle Cooks presents inspired recipes designed with home cooks in mind—regardless of skill level. It’s never been easier to get your hands on great food.



Seattle Cooks is a celebration of iconic chefs and up-and-comers, an insider’s look into the contemporary history of the city we love, and a recipe roadmap revealing the faces and places that put Seattle—and its restaurants—on the global GPS.”

—Nancy Leson, award-winning food writer, radio personality, and former restaurant critic for The Seattle Times

“Julien Perry has produced the rarest of culinary tomes: one chockablock with both utility and flavor.”

—Mike Seely, author of Seattle’s Best Dive Bars

“Julien Perry is an ideal guide to Seattle’s fabulous food scene, bringing readers into the city’s best kitchens and making us feel like regulars there. Even Seattle natives will discover new favorites.”

—Rebekah Denn, James Beard Award-winning writer and author of Edible City


  • Hardcover
  • 8 × 10 inches
  • 224 pages
  • 978-1-77327-035-7
  • $37.95 CAD / $32.95 USD
  • September 2018