All We Can Eat: Good to Go


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Say goodbye to All We Can Eat

The Food section’s blog will cease publishing, starting today.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman, blogs

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Chat Leftovers: A pressing question

To use a cookie press, you need the right dough at the right temperature

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Top Ten recipes of 2012: Yours, mine and ours

We salute your list of favorite online recipes of 2012 — even if it overlooked some really good food.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

New sites want you to better understand your food

American Food Roots explores the history of U.S. gastronomy, while Food Tank wants to reform the entire Western system for feeding people.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman, food web sites

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

The barbecue world looks back . . . and forward

Smoke Signals asks leading pitmasters for their New Year’s resolutions while awarding his Golden Rib for 2012.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Shahin, Smoke Signals

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013

A shake-up at Cap City Brewing

The brewpub is searching for a new head brewer as its top two beermakers decide to move on.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Greg Kitsock, beer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Braised duck legs with turnips, a weekday luxury

Neither deboning birds nor long braises will stop Cooking Off the Cuff from enjoying duck legs any day of the week.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Farmers Market Roundup: Jan. 5-6

Get bowled over by soup from area vendors, or make a pot of your own.

By Becky Krystal  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 9: Memory eraser

This week, cheftestants must put a “healthy” spin on a famous moment from previous “Top Chef” seasons.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top Chef, Carol Blymire

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

We, the Food Section regulars, hereby resolve to. . .

Whether promising to grow more food or drink more Riesling, The Post’s food and drink writers vow to make 2013 a tasty year.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Chat Leftovers: It’s your turn

Today it’s the readers who have all the answers

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chat leftovers, free range, jane touzalin

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Barbecue caught fire in 2012

Smoke Signals recounts the year in brisket, pulled pork and diplomacy.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

While the brewer’s away, new labels in play

Devils Backbone Brewing set to release a spicy dubbel and dark lager.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 29

This week, a new market joins the list.

By Becky Krystal  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Oeufs, I did it again

Cooking Off the Cuff teases dinner guests with a riff on a first course enjoyed in Paris.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 8: Rinksmanship

Cheftestants dig for oysters and cook for the Rat City Rollergirls.

By Carol Blymire  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Atlas Brew Works to shoulder the load soon

Two old college friends plan to open the District’s latest brewery, named after the Greek deity with the world on his shoulders.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Ambar hires chef and pastry chef from Serbia

The owner still has to secure visas, but the forthcoming Serbian restaurant on Capitol Hill plans to feature chefs from the home country.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Oden: Japanese comfort on a cold winter’s night

Cooking Off the Cuff’s warm, umami-rich broth invigorates any ingredient you decide to add to it.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Nevin Martell on Founding Farmers cookbook

The D.C. food writer talks about his role in the restaurant’s forthcoming project.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/20/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 7: Berry basic

The cheftestants go head-to-head to create the best fruit dishes, and Carol Blymire is so berry bored.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Family of Sticky Rice’s Belcher releases statement

Following the sudden death of the Sticky Rice owner, the family asks for privacy as they mourn.

By Tim Carman  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 20-26

Go outside of your comfort zone and try a new variety of vegetable.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Brace yourself for ‘Game of Thrones’ beer

Ommegang and HBO partner on a series of beers tied to the popular fantasy franchise.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Ten reasons* to love Peruvian markets

Get a small glimpse at the wealth of breads, meats, fruits and cheeses available in Lima and Cusco. (*Not counting donkey snouts.)

By Tim Carman  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Not your regular joe: Peregrine’s $7.50 Geisha coffee

The local coffee chain has started selling the trendy Geisha varietal, at prices that top those at Starbucks.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

‘Cue the holiday gift books

You have one week till Christmas. Smoke Signals has last-minute gift ideas.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Pollo a la brasa, two ways: Peruvian and American

Do Washingtonians eat the same kind of rotisserie chicken they do in Peru? We investigate.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Dogfish’s latest resurrects an ancient Etruscan recipe

The latest release in the brewery’s Ancient Ales series is based on a chemical analysis of Etruscan drinking vessels.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Greg Kitsock

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Holiday dinner tips for picky eaters (and their hosts)

Fussy eaters can happily accept holiday dinner invitations. Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic explains how.

By Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, holiday dinners

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

D.C. roaster says chefs need to upgrade their coffee service

A local roaster says restaurants here must improve their java options if D.C. wants to be a true coffee city.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012

A trick to give leftover jasmine rice a new life

The eggs in this Cooking Off the Cuff frittata almost seem to seal in the perfume of the individual grains.

By Edward Schneider  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Jose Andres’s Puerto Rican version of liquid olives

At his new restaurant near San Juan, the celebrity chef puts a Caribbean spin on one of his signature dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012

The District to reopen vending comments on Friday

A spokesman for Mayor Vincent Gray says the decision has nothing to do with more than 1,000 missing pro-food truck comments.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 6: Faris thee well

The cheftestants have to please the palates of Washington State natives and actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top Chef, Carol Blymire

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 13-18

Welcome your holiday party guests with locally sourced cheese and jam.

By Becky Krystal  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Fasika’s in Adams Morgan lives again! (Sort of.)

A new food truck has ties to the beloved Adams Morgan Ethio­pian restaurant that closed years ago.­

By Tim Carman  |  06:40 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Put the pineapple in the coconut. . .

Researchers in Australia have bred a coconut-flavored pineapple.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

‘Pitmasters’ executive producer is living the dream

John Markus says the reality show will switch things up again, focusing this season on regional barbecue styles.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2012

The 1 percenter Christmas dinner at $50,000 a head

A British luxury site is selling what could be the world’s most expensive holiday dinner, with $82,500 worth of booze alone.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Government, Tropical Weather

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Flying Dog sets Brewhouse Rarities for 2013

The Frederick brewery plans to release a Chipotle Dark Ale and a Pumpernickel IPA among next year’s one-off specialty beers.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Don’t throw out that leftover sauce

No matter how strange it might seem, Cooking Off the Cuff suggests ways to use up that bit of leftover gravy.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Range winners include vegetarian and Army veteran

One reader wrote that he plans to end his 15-year run as a vegetarian just for a chance to eat at Bryan Voltaggio’s forthcoming restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Pizza Hut perfume smells like ‘hand-tossed dough’

The chain brewed 110 bottles of the bizarre fragrance after a Facebook joke went viral.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/06/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 5: Stick-y issues

The cheftestants have to prepare breakfast on a stick to earn immunity from the tough double Elimination Challenge.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 6- Dec. 9

Pick up lettuces that won’t fade into the background of your salad plate.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012

ROC names worker-friendly eateries, fights a new foe

A national organization advocating for restaurant employees has a new battle on its hands.

By Tim Carman  |  08:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Servers at Range jump on Voltaggio’s Chucks wagon

The celebrity chef mandates Chuck Taylors for his restaurant servers, a nod to his middle-class childhood in Frederick.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Celebrity chefs, Bryan Voltaggio

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Holiday gift ideas for the smoker

Smoke Signals rounds up the grills and gadgets that could stoke the fires of the BBQ enthusiast on your gift list.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

The 55-cent Whopper and the evolution of burgers

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the iconic sandwich, Burger King is selling the Whopper for mere change.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Old Dominion ditches the bottle for ales and lagers

The company is downgrading two of its aging beers to make room for bigger, hoppier and trendier labels.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012

8407 to host a pop-up New Year’s Eve dinner

ChefDriven’s Jerry Trice will take over the Silver Spring restaurant for the night after chef Pedro Matamoros’s abrupt firing.

By Tim Carman  |  06:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Hard cider has its place in the kitchen, too

Cooking Off the Cuff shares a secret: Pairing roast pork with applesauce is not the only way to combine those classic flavors.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Peeking behind the veil of Starbucks’s $7 coffee

The secret to the chain’s pricey cup? Geisha coffee beans that were recently discovered in Panama.

By Tim Carman  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Christmas cookies, decorated by Instagram

An edible way to share your favorite filtered photos.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:26 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/29/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 4: Happy daze

The cheftestants travel back to the 1950s to create the first dishes from Seattle’s historic Canlis restaurant.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Yes, there’s produce. But you can also indulge your sweet tooth.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012

D.C.’s sad dearth of true dive bars

Washington’s wealth, education and high property values tend to swallow up and sanitize the city’s best dives.

By Tim Carman  |  06:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/27/2012

It’s never too early for holiday cookies

Are you ready to add those seasonal pounds? Well, here are a few bakeries already selling holiday sweets.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Lee Atwater and the ‘big tent’ of Red Hot & Blue BBQ

The late strategist was an investor in the barbecue chain. Did his “big tent” philosophy influence the restaurant’s democratic approach to ’cue?

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/26/2012

D.C.’s Shapiro a finalist in world pate croute contest

Range’s Julien Shapiro will take on Europe’s best charcuterie makers in the World Pate Croute Championship in France.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Literary beers: They’re not fiction

Two 19th-century American authors inspire a few 21st-century craft beers.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 11/25/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 3: Buttering up

Among other things, Carol Blymire is thankful that Episode 3 featured a roast turkey with three pounds of butter under the skin.

By Carol Blymire  |  02:25 PM ET, 11/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Best and worst of D.C. vending reg comments

The public has spoken on the proposed D.C. vending regulations; here’s a sampling of the extremes.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

A one-note ravioli that really sings

Cooking Off the Cuff over-roasts some acorn squash and discovers it’s the perfect stuffing for ravioli.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Kinkead’s alums and the restaurant that molded them

Former cooks and managers at the Washington restaurant recall the chef-owner who molded them.

By Tim Carman  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Win a free meal at Bryan Voltaggio’s Range

Tell us in 150 words or less why you think you should be among the first to eat at the celebrity chef’s debut D.C. restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Chat Leftovers: Everything’s on the table

Bring us your questions today for a special Thanksgiving edition chat

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Nearly 1,000 pro-food truck comments are missing

The District does not yet know what happened to public voices supporting better regulations for food trucks.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Jake Adam York’s barbecue poetry: a state of ‘Grace’

Poet Jake Adam York blows the smoke away from the brisket to reveal barbecue’s true origins in family and history.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Lines form as Georgetown Cupcake opens in L.A.

Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne’s and Katherine Kallinis Berman’s fame fuels interest in their fifth shop.

By Andrea Adleman  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat | Tags:  cupcakes, DC Cupcakes, Georgetown Cupcakes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

The little brewery that could . . . can

On the heels of Oskar Blues’s’ 10th anniversary of aluminum packaging, it will offer something even bigger.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Twinkie fix in a post-Twinkies world

News of the Hostess brand shutdown sets off a search for intel and local alternatives.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twinkies

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/16/2012

6 steps to perfect pie crust

We’ve compiled advice from the pros on the trickiest part of the pie.

By Cara Kelly  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Fresh peanuts redirect a French classic

With the surprise of a farmers market find, Cooking Off the Cuff steers a cassoulet into new territory.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider, peanut recipes

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Grace Young: ‘The code of Chinese cooks’

Talk of trimmed sprouts triggers memories of an elder generation, plus eight tips for better stir-frying.

By Grace Young  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, All We Can Eat, Comfort Food

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 2: Fish on high

Cheftestants cook in the Space Needle; three previous-season types reenlist.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top Chef Seattle, Carol Blymire, Top Chef recap

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Nov. 15-21

Stuff some squash for Thanksgiving.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/14/2012

USDA’s new Farm to School grants to benefit D.C. area programs

DC Central Kitchen, Virginia and Baltimore schools get a share of $4.5 million pot.

By Whitney Pipkin  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All We Can Eat, USDA grants, Farm to School program

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Salsify: You don’t say? Well, you should.

“Roots” cookbook author Diane Morgan stops in to show us why.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Recipes | Tags:  recipes, Diane Morgan

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Chat Leftovers: A vegan side dish with legs

No meat, no dairy, no citrus, no nuts, no oven — and it has to travel. What can they bring?

By Jane Touzalin  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Aaron Franklin’s barbecue tutorial

A Smoke Signals interview with the famous Austin pitmaster gets to the intent of his YouTube videos.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals, All We Can Eat | Tags:  barbecue, Jim Shahin, Smoke Signals

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Savor 2013 moves to New York

One of Washington’s favorite beer events will relocate temporarily, because other things are brewing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  beer, Greg Kitsock, Savor

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/12/2012

What the Farmland Feast does for you

Hats off to the 10th annual fundraiser for FreshFarm Markets and its educational programs.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  To Market, To Market, farmers markets

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Beer geeks, let the guessing begin

Here’s insider info on what’s in, and out, of Anchor Brewing’s annual Our Special Ale.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Beer, seasonal beer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Cauliflower’s 140-character study

Cooking Off the Cuff is inspired by a Twitter recipe and a recent trip to Japan.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes, All We Can Eat

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Wine.com looks to one-up new Amazon Wine

New online program controls shipping and handling of small-production wines both domestic and imported.

By Dave McIntyre  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine, All We Can Eat, Shopping | Tags:  online wine sales, Dave McIntyre, Amazon Wine

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 1: Egged on & off

Poor omelet execution sends one of Washington’s cheftestants packing even before the cast goes to Seattle.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television, All We Can Eat, Chefs | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef Seattle, Top Chef recap

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Regs would limit food trucks in downtown D.C.

Eight of the 10 most popular food-truck destinations don’t technically comply with a proposed rule.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Nov. 8-14

Duck, chicken, bison and beef are among locally raised poultry and meats for sale.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Elisir’s Enzo Fargione signs book deal

The Elisir chef’s project will combine personal history with recipes that highlight his modern interpretations of Italian cooking.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Chat Leftovers: Name That Dessert

The couple sampled some delicious treats in Mexico. But what were they?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

A message of hope and pork ribs on Election Day

Smoke Signals unearths a truth about the U.S. as BBQ volunteers feed victims of Superstorm Sandy.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/05/2012

It’s a dead heat in the presidential dining polls, too

What a surprise: Customers at two locally based fast-casual chains are split over their choice for president.

By Tim Carman  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/05/2012

District Taco to open on Capitol Hill early next year

The owners aim for an early 2013 launch of the third brick-and-mortar outlet in their budding taqueria chain.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Election Night eats at home: A guide

How to prepare for what could be a long evening; recipes included.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Election Night recipes, comfort food recipes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Craft brewer marches to his own (rock) beat

Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales has crafted a beer based on an experimental song by Charm City’s Lower Dens.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Piemakers gear up for holiday sales

Whisked! and CoCo Pie Co. are ready to sell you Thanksgiving sweets.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Jet-lag cuisine: spaghettini with canned tuna

Cooking Off the Cuff has the perfect dish for travelers returning home from a long trip: buttery pasta with canned tuna belly.

By Edward Schneider  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Safari D.C. to reopen Dec. 1

The former Kenyan restaurant on Georgia Avenue NW will have a wider focus on African cuisine, with an emphasis on Ethio­pian dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Nov. 1-7

Here come the Brussels sprouts.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/31/2012

What’s the most tasteless Halloween food costume?

Vote for the food-related costume most likely to churn your stomach.

By Tim Carman  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Chat Leftovers: Time to go green with tomatoes

Red-tomato season is over. Finished. Done. Get used to it.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Should you wear gloves while handling hot peppers?

Short answer: yes. But the bigger issue might be what kind of gloves to wear.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Food trucks take cover from Sandy, too

Two lost days have cost some food vendors thousands in revenues — and could cost them more in spoiled ingredients.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/30/2012

How supermarket rotisserie chickens stack up

How does the one you buy stack up against the rest?

By Food staff  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Airport BBQ that’s not terminal

Smoke Signals finds some surprisingly decent barbecue at the Charlotte airport. Could there be other terminals with promising ’cue?

By Jim Shahin  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Feeding the poor and homeless during Hurricane Sandy

Many food pantries are closed, but others continue to operate during the storm to feed Washington’s homeless.

By Tim Carman  |  02:40 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Hurricane food: Safety during power outages and last-minute recipe ideas

Recipies and tips to help you If you are at home today and thinking about what to eat.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:28 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

GF lager and pale ale a toast for all?

Low-protein malt could be a boon to the gluten-free and low-carb beer markets.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, Beer, gluten-free beer

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 10/28/2012

Hurricane Sandy: Cooking up a storm, before the storm

While home cooks waited for Hurricane Sandy to arrive, they gathered resources and shared tips.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:58 PM ET, 10/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hurricane food, storm cooking

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Alton Brown, sportscaster

The brightest star in Food Network’s firmament discusses “Redemption,” his favorite holiday bird and why He Likes Spike (Mendelsohn).

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television, All We Can Eat, Chefs

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Chris Kimball and Guy Crosby share ‘The Science of Good Cooking’

The Cook’s Illustrated duo visited the Smithsonian to talk about the new book and take questions.

By Becky Krystal  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Media, Television | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Impromptu pierogi: Why not?

The best option for Cooking Off the Cuff kale leftovers turns out to be a Polish one.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Recipes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Swine connoisseur: Why she will eat her pigs

In her final post, Tamar Haspel explains why she will eat the pigs she has raised for the past five months.

By Tamar Haspel  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Oct. 25-31

Root around for a variety of root vegetables this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 10/24/2012

What have you done with your Food Day?

Groups across the country have used the day to announce new projects, like the policy scorecard that rates lawmakers on various food issues.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/24/2012

‘Wobble’ dance from Howard U’s tailgate

How unique is Howard University’s tailgate scene? Just check out this homemade video.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Immigrant’s Table extra: The Salsa Room truck

The new Salsa Room truck sells Bolivian saltenas, not empanadas — no matter what the sign says.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Joe York says barbecue boils down to hard work

The anthropologist-turned-filmmaker tells Smoke Signals that the best pitmasters all share one thing: They have no secrets.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Food trucks launch pilot program at Wilson Building

Some of D.C.’s most popular street vendors will get a chance to feed (and influence?) the council members who will decide the fate of food trucks.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Pink saison and hot beer

At the weekend’s annual Northern Virginia Brewfest, our Beer columnist scouted oddball and charity-driven varieties.

By Greg Kitsock  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Asian eggplant in hand, recipe riffs in play

Cooking Off the Cuff keeps umami in mind when building a snappy stir-fry.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Sidwell Friends senior on ‘Chopped’

Bethesda’s Noah Museles was one of the first four teens to be featured on the Food Network series.

By Megan McDonough  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Adam Sobel’s excellent ad­ven­ture in Asia

The Bourbon Steak chef sampled ant larva and pork blood — but also secured a source for Wagyu beef for his Georgetown steakhouse.

By Adam Sobel  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Oct. 18-24

Lovely, local pink ginger root looks quite different from what’s in stores.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Food truck association labels regs ‘unreasonable’

They will limit the number of trucks downtown, the association says, resulting in fewer choices.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Chat Leftovers: Sourdough starter? Yes, you can.

If I can make my own sourdough starter, anyone can.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Two homebrewers to take their beer public

Joshua Hubner and Mike Stein will debut their Belgian-American IPA on Wednesday at Smoke and Barrel.

By Greg Kitsock  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice set to open in December

A year after they hoped to open the place, the guys behind Taylor Gourmet are finally ready to launch their Philly cheesesteak shop.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/16/2012

A modest proposal for a real BBQ museum

America’s most iconic food deserves more than a virtual museum that no one can visit. It deserves multiple destinations across the land.

By Jim Shahin  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012

A book deal for Mrs. Wheelbarrow

The Washington cooking instructor and food blogger will publish her first cookbook in late 2014.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Which candidate is leading the food and drink polls?

Just weeks before the election, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battle it out at local restaurants and convenience stores.

By Tim Carman  |  05:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Craft beer crashes the art gallery scene

Breweries hope to emphasize the parallels between art and craft beer with events to combine the two.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Baseball & cupcakes: Smells like team spirit

Indulge your sweet tooth and show your Natitude with special Washington Nationals cupcakes.

By Tim Carman  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Savory strudel, use your noodle

Cooking Off the Cuff | A quick filling rolled inside sheets of egg pasta bakes up browned and crisped.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Farmers market roundup: Oct. 11-Oct. 17

There’s more to radishes than the slices in your store-bought salad mix.

By Becky Krystal  |  08:35 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

No one expects the Spanish (ham) inquisition!

Tamar Haspel is supplementing her pigs’ diet with local acorns in hopes of duplicating the rich, nutty flavors of jamon iberico de bellota.

By Tamar Haspel  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Are you willing to cover Roberto Donna’s debts?

One of the chef’s former employees has set up a Web site to recover the hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages that are still unpaid.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

The pros and cons of online wine sales

Not all retail wine Web sites are alike. Dave McIntyre tests out a few and reveals the results.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Knife. Salmon. Go.

Tired of the same-old fish prep? Try these tricks from Norwegian chef Harald Osa.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  All We Can Eat

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012

A Capital Food Fight with a surprise ending

During the annual fundraiser, Robert Egger announced he was leaving D.C. Central Kitchen, the pioneering organization he founded nearly 24 years ago.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

The problems of the Barbecue Hall of Fame

Smoke Signals has a beef with who enters this hallowed hall, beginning with Food Network’s Guy Fieri.

By Jim Shahin  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Many question DDOT’s role in new vending regs

Mobile vendors would like to know how the agency will designate the four-hour spots for food trucks, and how will those spots be managed.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Oktoberfest is over, but the beer lingers

If you want a glass of Oktoberfest, you can still find the clean, elegant beer on local taps.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/05/2012

A behind-the-scenes look at Fuego Cocina

Jeff Tunks has helped create a Mexican restaurant in Clarendon that puts a chef-driven spin on many South-of-the-border favorites.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Make your own red bell pepper relish in 10 minutes

Cooking Off the Cuff rediscovers the joys of relish in this simple preparation that’s perfect for hamburgers.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Look inside the new Mom’s at the Mosaic District

Take a peek inside the spacious new Mom’s Organic Market in the LEED-certified development in Fairfax.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Would you buy wild apples if given a chance?

They’re small. They’re homely. But they’re grown with no chemicals. Would you eat them?

By Tim Carman  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Oct. 4-11

Heirloom pumpkins and sweet potatoes star in this week’s episode of get out there and buy local.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat | Tags:  markets

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012

A food nomad takes a wrong turn in NYC

Eleven Madison chef Daniel Humm has a new casual place called NoMad. Hint: It’s not located in the East Village.

By Jim Webster  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Chat Leftovers: Butternut blues

No worries; this squash is a keeper

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Hunting pigeons, the ultimate in urban foraging?

Hunter and author Jackson Landers experiments with a dish of invasive species.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cara Kelly

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Skip the Velveeta. Cyclone Anaya’s is ‘fine Tex-Mex.’

Cyclone Anaya’s, the Houston-based restaurant chain, plans to bring its “fine Tex-Mex” to the Mosaic District.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

International arms race takes a hopless turn

Two canine-themed breweries are battling for top dog of the zero IBU IPA.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012

How to eat veggies in winter: A celeriac-leek tart

Cooking Off the Cuff transforms celery root and leeks into a versatile tart that can be enjoyed during the cold months to come.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

M.E. Swing takes over Gold Crust space in Alexandria

The historic coffee company plans to open a 40-plus seat java bar at its new roasting facility in Alexandria.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Carnivores should make friends with their food

If we want to create a humane society for the animals slaughtered for meat, we should get to know them first.

By Tamar Haspel  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tamar Haspel, Pig to Table Project

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

All hail kale. The leafy green is here.

By Becky Krystal  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 09/26/2012

The painstaking process of making Persian rice

Iranians pride themselves on their fluffy, long-grain rice, and for good reason: It takes time and patience to prepare it.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Nadia G’s got it figured

The Cooking Channel’s ‘Bitchin’ Kitchen’ host knows how to keep an audience engaged.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television, All We Can Eat

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Humane Society sues USDA over pork board

The animal welfare group claims the board illegally funneled federal money to pork industry lobbyists.

By Tim Carman  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2012

How to survive a bacon shortage: Twitter guide

Advice from Twitter on how to cope with the predicted pork shortage.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012

The road to the White House is paved with BBQ joints

If Obama or Romney wants to win the presidential race, one of them will need to eat his way to victory.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2012

The O’s have improved their rank in the kitchen, too

Camden Yards’s new foodservice operator and chef have given the concessions a local flavor.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Local bar owners craft a beer that’s going nationwide

The owners of Spider Kelly’s went to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, and all they got was nationwide distribution.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012

A mushroom-bean dish that doesn’t need drama

Cooking Off the Cuff re-creates an earthy Florentine dish without the tableside theatrics.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

D.C. VegFest welcomes meat eaters, too

The annual celebration of animal-free foods and drink isn’t just for vegans.

By Andrea Sachs  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Sachs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

On your mark, get set, drink! It’s best fest season.

The outdoor beer festival season begins in earnest this weekend with dueling Oktoberfests.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Sept. 20-Sept. 26

Toast the arrival of fall with a glass of local apple cider.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

French scientists question safety of GM corn

A controversial new study found that a diet supplemented with modified corn leads to premature death in lab rats.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Chat Leftovers: ‘Inventing’ cocktails

Is there ever really anything new under the sun?

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers | Tags:  inventing cocktails, new cocktails

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Take our poll: Will you buy new Candy Corn Oreos?

Nabisco has rolled out a new candy-corn-flavored cookie for Halloween. Are you tempted or scared?

By Tim Carman  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/18/2012

American Chef Corps needs true keepers of the flame

If the State Department really wants to promote America with its Chef Corps, it should include some pitmasters.

By Jim Shahin  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/18/2012

The Washington Post Food section’s 2012-2013 cooking class listings

Choose from nearly 160 classes given in the District and in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Peter Chang set to open new place in Williamsburg

With Chang’s latest restaurant, the famously peripatetic chef looks like he has settled down in Virginia.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Steve Case knows Early Mountain will be a long climb

Steve and Jean Case plan to use their winery to promote the best bottles in Virginia, not just their own.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2012

Apple cake that smells like ‘my grandmother’s kitchen’

A recipe from Joan Nathan’s 1988 “Jewish Holiday Kitchen” remains much in demand.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/14/2012

McDonald’s new menus likely won’t make us thinner

Recent studies show that Americans don’t pay much heed to calorie counts. We’ll consume the same amount of junk.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Win 50 free meals at Trucktoberfest on Sept. 22

The event is hosting a sweepstakes with the chance to win a free meal from 50 food trucks.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012

A fruity twist on goat cheese-stuffed vegetables

Cooking Off the Cuff borrows an ingredient from southern Europe for his cheese-stuffed peppers.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Call them Rumpelpigskin: They turn garbage to gold

Tamar Haspel’s pigs are alchemists of the first order: They turn garbage into gold.

By Tamar Haspel  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tamar Haspel, Pig to Table Project

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Sept. 13-Sept. 19

It’s Italian prune plum season, and we have ideas for what to do with them.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Hoppin’ John’s was the ‘Internet before the Internet’

John Martin Taylor’s culinary bookstore in Charleston was the place where writers and chefs did their research.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Chat Leftovers: Peppers, all winter long

Buy them now at their peak, freeze them for later.

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/11/2012

D.C. Food Trucks Association crosses the border

The organization looks to expand into Maryland and Virginia as its future in the District remains uncertain.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Epic to mix barbecue with a high-end steakhouse

Two former Palm employees hope to go “above and beyond” the traditional barbecue joint with their new place.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Nora Pouillon: Organics are healthier for you

The chef behind the country’s first certified organic restaurant explains why the produce is better for you and the Earth.

By Nora Pouillon  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Nora Pouillon

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Union Market, off and running

Organizers and vendors say the first weekend ‘exceeded expectations.’

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Shopping, All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Strong brew, at $6.66 an ounce

The 10th anniversary Utopias from Boston Brewing ups its alcoholic content, at $160 per bottle.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

The three-ingredient pasta sauce

Cooking Off the Cuff’s deceptively luxurious sauce is perfect for those late-summer tomatoes still at the market.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Two Food section columnists win AFJ awards

David Hagedorn and Jason Wilson are among the winners of the 2012 Association of Food Journalists Awards.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The day Frank Ruta served broccoli to George Bush

At the first lady’s urging, Ruta prepared the broccoli-hating president a dish of the stuff. It was a mistake.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Sept. 6-Sept. 12

It’s still summer, but the arrival of squash says fall.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Follow the AFJ conference via tweets

Some of the nation’s finest food writers and editors have assembled in Washington, and you can follow their tweets.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Ten percent of U.S. households couldn’t adequately feed kids in 2011

A new report shows that U.S. food security rates remained stable despite fears of increased poverty.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Chat Leftovers: Know your water

Mineral water, club soda, seltzer, what’s the diff?

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Dumpling Dojo: Mall food, Hong Kong style

Jeffrey Yu’s Dumpling Dojo brings Cantonese flavors to the Montgomery Mall food court.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Building a better brisket

Can this dinner be saved? A chef comes to the rescue.

By Adam Sobel  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012

UPDATED: Hatch peppers, coming to a store near you

Find them raw and roasted onsite at these Washington area locations.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Shopping