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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sauces from the Other Side!

posted by on September 2 at 12:50 PM

In the current Stranger, page 29, I go on and on about a delightful old woman called Jocelyn Owens. Maybe you read a little of it. Maybe not.

If not, Mrs. Owens was the ingenious pastry chef responsible for everything on the Kingfish Café’s dessert menu, et al, and quite sadly, she passed on not too long ago. She was known around town as The Cake Lady, but she was famous for so much more than cake. Like her incredible sauces. Down home BBQ, African Peanut, Spicy Creole and Cajun… my goodness!

Well, ol’ Mrs. Owens’s daughter Debbie (who runs catering at the University of Washington) has informed me that she and Mrs. Owens’s other children have big plans to duplicate and sell Mrs. Owens’s very best sauces—including those mentioned above—and are working to have them ready for market next year. They hope to give a bit of the magic that was Mrs. Owens back to us. God bless them.

Ol’ Jocely’s Ethnic Sauces: Coming soon to a supermarket near you!

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awesome, I've tasted her stuff before hand. I can only hope they duplicate it properly.

Posted by brandon | September 2, 2008 1:28 PM

Adrian! That was a wonderful article about the cake lady, so touching. Poetry.

Posted by anjie | September 2, 2008 4:17 PM

Jocelyn was equal parts saint, cook and entrepreneur. A rare jewel in Seattle. I miss her cooking, but especially our conversations. Thanks for the wonderful article which brought back many happy memories.

Posted by Polka Party | September 2, 2008 5:14 PM

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