Posts By: Parker Stokes

The journey here

This photo was taken during my move to California in 1977. I got here as fast as I could.  It occurred to me yesterday that I’ve had a truck all my adult life, save a few years.  I thought of this as I filled and emptied three full loads from my 1975 Chevy truck yesterday. Green […]

The Candyman Can

Caution: Bittersweet Story Ahead.  Ken C was a long time supporter and loyal fan of the oyster bar. In fact he was the very first person to reach out after the pandemic shutdown began in March 2020. He wanted to source some local Salmon and knew I had the connections. Then week by week, month by […]

What the actual….?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, we get a massive heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. The impact on the oyster industry is worse than imagined. Two major repercussions to cover. One was quite immediate while the other will last until well into September.  The immediate issue impacted bivalves […]

Goodbye 2020. More Fun in ’21!

I wanted you to know me better even though we can’t congregate right now. Hopefully SIP will ease soon. This darkness has got to fade. This is a look back at my culinary beginnings. This was my yesterday. Shortly I will post my “today” and future direction. In the meantime, I hope you will subscribe […]

Will the circle be unbroken?

I am feeling quite introspective this week. So much in flux, and still some progress. Setting aside the national scene, I’ve been reflecting on great progress within my family. My youngest daughter (by 45 seconds) closed escrow on her first house. It is an amazing feat to accomplish that as a single person; in California […]

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