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Definition, Please


Over at Eater Seattle, chef Lisa Nakamura is asked to tackle the difficult question "What is Pacific Northwest cuisine?" And though the answer is nearly "impossible" to pin down, Nakamura identifies PNW's diverse immigrant population as the root of regional cuisine: "They may leave behind their homes, possessions, family and friends, but they carry their food memories with them. They bring traditions nurtured down through centuries and then adapt them to their new homeland. They share with us the universal language of hospitality." [Eater Seattle]