first restaurant, Brasa, "Sun-Drenched Seattle." Her no-
nonsense presentation of pan-Mediterranean cuisine is refreshing to
the palate and creative in composition. After seven years at Campagne
in Seattle, Murphy opened her own place, looking to satisfy, not impress,
though she managed to do both. Brasa, which means "live coals"
in Portuguese, is searing the meaning of good cooking and value of
simple pleasures into Seattle. Discover what brought her to the West
Coast, the cookbooks she likes, and great recipes full of flavor.
Making Murphy's recipes is bound to add some brasa to your normal