Leaving behind better footprints
The salmon king
Salmon recipes from WSU chefs
Don’t ask LJ Klinkenberg to name a favorite preparation for Chinook salmon.
“For me, there are so many,” says the new director and executive chef of the Marriott Foundation Hospitality and Culinary Innovation Center at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business. “I love to pair the umami richness of seared or grilled Chinook with something that has a little sweet-and-sour flavor with it, like a fruit salsa or a chutney, depending on the time of year.”
To him, Chinook, or king salmon offers the quintessential taste of the Pacific Northwest—the taste of home. The Washington state native grew up northeast of Seattle before … » More …
Meet the chefs
Courtesy LJ Klinenberg/LinkedIn
The new boss: LJ Klinkenberg
When LJ Klinkenberg first applied for the job some 17 years ago, “I was nowhere near ready.” He was still “working up the ranks” and ended up befriending the man who landed the role. He and Jamie Callison worked on culinary projects together, judging competitions and cooking together on occasion.
When Callison left for a culinary deanship in Florida, not only did Klinkenberg still want the job, this time he … » More …
The Edgewater Hotel: Legend of the Sound
The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle hosted rock and roll royalty from the Beatle to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. Students from Washington State University Everett pulled together photos and stories to share that incredible musical history.
Read more in “Encoring Seattle’s Edge.”
Produced by the Edgewater Hotel, with material gathered by WSU students
Stories from the Edgewater
History and legends at the Edgewater. Here’s a sample:
In 1964, at the height of Beatlemania, few hotels would host the Fab 4. During their world tour, however, The Edgewater welcomed them. An ambulance was used to … » More …
Encoring Seattle’s Edge
Hospitality is what I know
Keeper of The Coug: A Q&A with Bob Cady
Bob Cady doesn’t remember the first time he went to The Coug. But the College Hill institution played an important role in his undergraduate experience.
The Cougar Cottage, commonly called The Coug, served as the backdrop for countless meetups and celebrations with friends. Cady had such fond memories of the place that he bought the business 18 years ago. This year, it celebrates 90 years in operation.
Opened in 1932, The Coug has served generations of Washington State University students and alumni. Here, Cady (x’00 Hosp. Busi. Mgmt.) talks about its history, appeal, and plans for celebrating its ninetieth anniversary.
When was the first … » More …