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Like so many other chefs, Lisa K. Nakamura seemed well placed to write a book.

Allium, her restaurant on Orcas Island, has drawn committed fans and a little sister ice cream shop named Lily. Nakamura's enviable experience includes The Herbfarm, serving as the first female sous chef at The French Laundry, and years overseeing a restaurant group overseas.

To read the full story, go to The Seattle Times.

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