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Community says goodbye to a culinary legend

Since her death from cancer on Nov. 17, chef Xinh Dwelley has been celebrated for her cuisine, generosity and warmth. But the moment that elicited perhaps the most electric response at a service Tuesday at the Skookum Event Center came when a video tribute showed Xinh look into the camera, flash her trademark smile and then extend her middle finger.

Hundreds of attendees erupted with laughter.

Xinh's playful and saucy side shined through at the service at the Little Creek Casino and Resort in Shelton for the cookbook author, oyster shucking champion and proprietor of Xinh's Clam & Oyster House...


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