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Chef Bill Ranniger’s Turkey Talk

You get a lot of advice and direction about prepping and enjoying turkey during this time of year, but our Executive Chef “Wild” Bill has the best advice. Take it away, Bill. By Bill Ranniger Go to Duke’s for several days before Thanksgiving, eat good food and mentally prepare to be away from Duke’s until…

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Free-Range Hens

Is Organic Chicken Really Worth It?

Organic, free range and cage-free are terms tossed around wildly in the chicken world. We know that chickens need more than just food and water to be healthy and, today more than ever, consumers care about the way their food is grown. Organic chicken is hard to come by, but when you can find it,…

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Bill Ranniger of Duke's Seafood by Oysters

Oh Shucks . . . Oysters Aren’t that Tough

Selecting and shucking oyster can be tough but not if you join us at Duke’s in Bellevue (the only location where we feature fresh oysters). Fresh right now a Kumamoto from Humoldt Bay, CA, Shinsei from Willapa Bay, WA, Olympia from South Puget Sound plus the Takara, West Coast Stout and Royal Miyagi. All delicious…

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Kids Meal Organic Chicken Strips

Stop Serving Kids Lousy Food; Your Kids Demand Healthy Meals

Why do we parents seek out sustainable and organic food at home, then take our children to fast food restaurants where sourcing is, well, questionable at best? Who knows what’s really in nuggets and pressed fish sandwiches anyway? That’s why I did yet one more thing to make the kid’s meals he serves even better;…

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Wild Bill Ranniger

is the heart of the kitchen at Duke’s and makes food ideas come to life. Wild Bill has been part of Duke’s team for 22 years, adding his spicy and wild style to everything he creates. Bill’s boundless creativity gives our company its saucy personality. Watch for Bill’s take on cooking and preparing seafood and other dishes on this blog, and don’t forget to watch his YouTube videos that really show how it’s done. Wild Bill is the corporate executive chef, but everyone calls him “The Food Dude.”

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Duke Moscrip

Founder and chief innovator of Duke’s Seafood & Chowder, dreams about food. He is passionate about sustainably sourced food and searches the country for the best of the best for the restaurant. Duke is known for his outrageous “Capers,” wild ideas that never fail to shake things up. A deep thinker who cares about healthy eating, catch Duke’s contributions to the blog in Bringing Duke’s Home Recipe Series.

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Amy (Moscrip) Waeschle

is a writer and the author of Going Over the Falls and Chasing Waves, A Surfer’s Tale of Obsessive Wandering. Her passions start with surfing. Never slowing down, Amy also runs mountain trails, hikes, and seems to have a knack for finding hidden foodie gems when she travels. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her family. Amy is an expert regarding all things gluten free and was the inspiration behind many of Duke’s gluten free recipes. For the blog, she shares her insights into “growing up with Duke” and tells stories of her food and drink discoveries around the

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