Foodie Empire Honoree: Larena Hatley Trailer

Please say hello to our final Season One Honoree, Larena Hatley. Larena holds an annual fundraiser for Food Lifeline called "Nerd Night Out" at the Columbia Tower and hails from Texas so does brilliant, authentic Tex-Mex at home. Thank you Larena for sharing your story! Here is a sneak peek into her world.

Foodie Kitchen Spotlight: Larena Hatley

Foodie Kitchen Spotlight: Larena Hatley

Being in Foodie Empire Honoree Larena Hatley's kitchen is like finding a fun surprise around every corner and in every nook and cranny... It's amazing! From gadgets to spices to artisanal items, it's really fun to explore. As a result, I asked Larena if I could show you what's inside, which she happily said "Yes" to! Here is a little peek.

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Foodie Kitchen: Nutella Pops with Special Salts via the Anti-Griddle

When you want to freeze something quickly, or "flash-freeze" an item, then look no further than the Anti-Griddle; a kitchen appliance that does the job after you power it up and place the food on it's chilled, metal top. 

It's a fascinating toy for the kitchen and Foodie Empire Honoree, Larena Hatley, shows us a demonstration by making Nutella Pops sprinkled with flavored salts! (And yes, they were totally delish).... 

On the Anti-Griddle, Squeeze the Nutella over the Popsicle Sticks 

When Done, Sprinkle Pops with Artisanal Salts and Enjoy!

Larena is a featured, Season One, Foodie Empire Honoree. Production for the first season is currently underway so please stay tuned! Thank you Larena for sharing your world with us!

Foodie Christmas Tradition: Pan de Polvo (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

Foodie Christmas Tradition: Pan de Polvo (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

"Kissed with the right amount of cinnamon, sugar and anise, these cookies melt in your mouth!" Seattle Foodie, Larena Hatley shares a holiday tradition from her days of growing up in South Texas. (A recipe loved by Eva Longoria too!)

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Foodie Empire Party with Chef Jason Wilson

We recently held a party to celebrate our Season One Honorees and had the pleasure of sharing the event with one of Seattle's most celebrated Chefs, Jason Wilson. The party was held at Cristalla in downtown Seattle, with Foodie Empire Honorees, Rob and Donna Dughi, graciously hosting the space. 

Thank you Chef for taking the time to come visit with us and tell us more about the new Coffee Flour Lab + your announcement on your new restaurant and bar that will be a part of the Bellevue W Hotel. (The Bellevue restaurant is expected to open in the summer of 2017.)

Meme Made Catering Seattle

Thank you also to Meme Made for catering our event with Balsamic Stuffed Dates w/Cashew Cream Cheese, Mushroom Polenta Squares with Caramelized Onions and Persimmon Bruschetta. Please consider Meme for your next event or dinner!

We are so grateful to our Season One Honorees for sharing their worlds with the community. Production continues with the episodes and videos will be released bit by bit! 


A special insider scoop from the party: The "Pear Haymaker" by Rob and Donna Dughi with Rachel's Ginger Beer and Batch 206 Vodka. Delish!