Matthew Amster-Burton (mamster) is a Seattle writer. His work was featured in Best Food Writing 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009. Also at least one other year that he can’t remember. His favorite food is phad thai. He lives in Seattle with his wife Laurie and child December. Email: rootsandgrubs at gmail dot com.
Photo of plush gyoza by [rainbowcatz](http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowcatz/3487714868/) on Flickr.