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I Am Big Bird: An interview with Caroll Spinney and the filmmakers

Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street

Sara Michelle Fetters writes about her encounter with the legendary, 80-year-old actor behind Big Bird in this touching interview. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney story screens Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. as part of Best of SIFF.

The Many Faces of David Tennant

David Tennant as the Doctor, Peter Vincent and DI Alec Hardy

Masterpiece fans may recognize Scottish actor David Tennant as their host for several Contemporary episodes--or even as the lilting and amusing voice of the very popular nature documentary Earthflight. As blogger Amie Simon reports, he's entertained audiences in many different roles -- with many faces.

The Savory 6 with Jeremy Baker

Welcome to The Savory 6 – a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts – getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences.

CP Nosh: Khoresh-e Bademjan (Eggplant Stew)

Photo by Øyvind Holmstad | Creative Commons

Welcome to CP Nosh – a delicious recipe inspired by this week’s show.

The Savory 6 with Kristin Moore

The Savory 6 with Kristin Moore

Welcome to The Savory 6 – a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts – getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences.

Masterpiece Mystery connections: Inspector Endeavour Morse

Shaun Evans as Endeavour and Kevin Whatley as Inspector Lewis

Masterpiece Mystery viewers take note: Season two of Endeavour premieres 6/29, and you can catch up on season one starting Sunday, 6/1, at 9pm. Since the original Inspector Morse series started way back in 1987, we thought we’d review the connections between these incredibly popular shows for current Endeavour (and Morse and Lewis) fans.

Mr. Selfridge S2 Recap: It’s always been all for Rose

Mr. Selfridge Season 2 Finale
NOTE: Our Tea Times blogger Amie Simon crystallizes what went down in the Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge Season 2 finale. (This recap is loaded with spoilers, as all good recaps should be! ICYMI, or want to see it again, watch online before 6/17/2014. Video U.S. only.

CP Nosh: Cabbage Pancakes

Welcome to CP Nosh – a delicious recipe inspired by this week’s show. This week all of the guests took us to their favorite breakfast spots. From a greasy spoon down south to an upscale farm-focused restaurant in wine country, we ate a LOT of breakfast!

The Savory 6 with Rachel Roland

group picture

Welcome to The Savory 6, a weekly column featuring six weekly questions for one of the guests on our show. Check, Please! Northwest is all about dining out, but that’s not the only thing that happens at the table. When you put three strangers together and encourage banter, anything can happen! It’s a happy byproduct of the show and it’s one of my favorite parts—getting to know all of these food-loving folks. In this weekly article, we get to dig a little deeper into one of our guest’s culinary quirks and preferences.

CP Nosh: Hand-Rolled Pasta

Photo courtesy of Della Chen Photography

Welcome to CP Nosh – a delicious recipe inspired by this week’s show!

This week guest Giorgio Pompei took us to Rione XIII on Capitol Hill. Known for their house made pasta and homage to Roman cuisine, Rione XIII is a newer Seattle favorite. Inspired by their focus on simple Italian food, I’m hoping to get all of you in the kitchen this week, working on a handmade dinner!

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