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All We Can Eat: June, 2011

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Market Roundup: June 30- July 5

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: How to stop a dog-meat festival

Protests put a dent in Korea’s consumption of canines.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food, Holiday | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Raise your BBQ IQ with our Facebook chat

Need help this Fourth of July with your backyard barbecue? Turn to the Food section’s experts on Facebook.

By Tim Carman  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Tim Carman, Fourth of July

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Chat Leftovers: Chocolate meltdown

Your nice chocolate bar looks nasty. Can it be saved?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Lavender good enough to eat

A tutorial from an experienced grower explains the difference between soapy and spicy-sweet.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

New wine laws decriminalize our old behaviors

Do you sneak bottles into Virginia restaurants? Did you sneak bottles across Maryland’s state lines? Relax, you’re legal now.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/28/2011

The kid who likes his birthday cake with seeds

Tim Smith recounts why his parents started serving watermelon on his birthday instead of cake.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  essays, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Mushrooms grown in diapers

Mushrooms help decompose disposable diapers, but would you eat such fungi?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Smoke Signals: Pork Barrel puts old guard on notice

Pork Barrel‘s victory at the Safeway battle has locals drooling for the Del Ray restaurant — and competitors quaking.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals, Holiday | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

The Family Dish: My daughter’s ziti

The simple, flavor-packed dish is a versatile addition to any family’s table.

By Domenica Marchetti  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Domenica Marchetti, Family Dish

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Todd Gray loses bet, but wins Rammy

The ninth time is the charm for the Equinox toque, who finally wins the chef of the year award.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: 2,500 miles for Primanti Bros.

A Boeing crew takes a direct flight to Pittsburgh for a taste of the city’s iconic sandwich.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Hop Crisis goes where few cans dare: 94 IBUs

The 21st Amendment beer may pack more bitterness than your palate can actually detect.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 06/26/2011

And the Rammy goes to ...

Food section editors Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick offer live commentary, including announcement of the winners, at this year’s Rammy awards to DC-area chefs, restaurants and other industry standouts.

By Joe Yonan  |  05:55 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Cooking Off the Cuff: Corned beef and...broccoli rabe?

Ditch the standard side of cabbage and try this zippy combination of broccoli rabe and mustard seeds.

By Edward Schneider  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Jinich serves up corn three ways on Today

Whether in a salad, a torte or just served “crazy,” the D.C. chef offers up ways to prepare summer corn.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The jailed blogger

A Taiwanese blogger visits a beef noodle house, calls its food salty, finds herself in jail.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Food Politics | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Jinich to cook on Today show this morning

The Washington chef will demo three recipes for Matt Lauer and the gang.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/23/2011

New salad spot prefers china over plastic

Rabbit, the latest from the owners of Tangysweet, plan to offer wine with those salads, too!

By Justin Rude  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justin Rude

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Harvard study finds certain foods reduce weight

A new Harvard study finds that while potatoes and sugary drinks add pounds, some foods can actually keep adults skinnier.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Local writer hired as Dallas Observer food critic

A brief Q&A with Scott Reitz, the guy who busted Taylor Gourmet over its bogus bread.

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef surrenders Michelin star

A French chef says it was getting too expensive to hold onto that star.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Food Politics | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Tune Inn kitchen is destroyed in fire

The kitchen is a goner, but the irreplaceable memorabilia is safe.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Market Roundup: June 23-29

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Mike Isabella on his sweet corn agnolotti

Get an inside look at the former Zaytinya chef’s new restaurant — and his sweet new dish.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Opening chefs depart from Fiola and Ba Bay

That was quick: Nick Sharpe is gone from Ba Bay and Miles Vaden has left Fiola.

By Justin Rude  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Justin Rude

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The man who ate a baby rat

A man ate a rodent, and Utah ain’t happy about it

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Tune Inn suffers early morning fire

The historic dive on Capitol Hill suffers about $75,000 in damages

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Chat Leftovers: Flat as a ...

Can a pancake be too flat?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Acre 121 takes over old CommonWealth space

Chef Michael Soper returns to the District with a mix of lowcountry cuisine and barbecue.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Parker: Bordeaux could alienate U.S. market

The wine critic complains that Bordeaux’s fixation on the Asian market could hurt it in the states.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Summer starts, school lunches end

No school lunches mean many students go hungry over the summer.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Isabella taps Carol Blymire to write cookbook

The Graffiato chef has also asked his wife, Stacy, to test recipes for “Jersey Italian.”

By Tim Carman  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Books | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Smoke Signals: The corporate carnival of ‘cue

The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle is one of the biggest contests around. It just needs a cooler name.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011

The Family Dish: A burger as good as Mom’s

Ground turkey and pork plus Asian accents make for juicy eating.

By Domenica Marchetti  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Domenica Marchetti, Family Dish

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Were ancient Romans vegetarian?

Fossilized remains found in a first century sewer provide clues to the Roman diet.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Mike Isabella’s Graffiato to open Thursday

After numerous delays and cost overuns, the “Top Chef All-Stars” finalist finally has a place of his own.

By Tim Carman  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Fat Tire finally rolls into town

Come August, locals will finally be able to wrap their hands around a New Belgium beer.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Exhibit explains when U.S. food was really scary

“What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” provides a tour of the U.S. government’s role in shaping America’s diet.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Cooking Off the Cuff: Secondhand rice is nice

By Edward Schneider  |  07:38 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Is D.C.’s Mary Beth Albright the next Guy Fieri?

The former lawyer hopes to keep having ‘good hair days’ on the Food Network Star.

By Joe Yonan  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Joe Yonan

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Rogue States to reopen as Black & Orange

Raynold Mendizabal plans to start selling his once-controversial burgers again June 27.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Rush’s tea party

Limbaugh wants to dump hippie teas overboard with his own brand, Two If By Tea.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Bryan Voltaggio to open his version of Eataly

The Volt chef also has a D.C. steakhouse bistro — and another baby — on board.

By Tom Sietsema  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Carla Hall to help you with kitchen disasters

Are you all thumbs in the kitchen? The “Top Chef” star will be your helping hands on “The Chew.”

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television, Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Those dirty fruits and veggies

You like apples? They’re pretty downright dirty.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Market Roundup: June 16-21

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The 22-pound lobster

Happy National Lobster Day. Now, you might want to keep your babies away from this massive beast.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Chat Leftovers: Remembering raspberry soup

A fond memory inspires a recipe request.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Virginia wines shine among the ‘Masters’

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The demon butcher of Jinzhou

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Smoke Signals: Fuel dad’s fire for Father’s Day

Jim Shahin suggests the perfect Father’s Day gifts for the man who isn’t afraid to smoke.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Shake Shack, Blue Smoke open tomorrow at Nats Park

Danny Meyer, the famed New York restaurateur, makes his debut with the Nationals.

By Tim Carman  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011

The Family Dish: Cool bowls

My daughter runs with a Nancie McDermott recipe.

By Domenica Marchetti  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Exploding bananas foster

Which is worse? Exploding desserts or food served in toilets?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Richard Blais still plans to open Flip in D.C.

The “Top Chef All-Stars” winner hopes to open his boutique burger joint by the end of the year.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Capitol City Brewing gets sexy

Volcanic cocktails overshadow the beer program at Capitol City’s new 901. [ Read more ]

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Angry Birds franchise launches cookbook

The company behind the popular online game is making its foray into the foodie world with a cookbook of Angry Birds-inspired recipes.

By Mary Keister  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The boozing food truck

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The 1.3 million-calorie burger

Californians might get to try a VW Beetle-sized burger. Gulp.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Market Roundup: June 9-15

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: McDonald’s goes green

You can suddenly feel good about that Filet-O-Fish sandwich. Or sort of good.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Tour Virginia’s wineries by smartphone

A pair of travel writers has developed an iPhone app to help plan your visit to Old Dominion wineries.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef snorts, then tries to toe the line

A Chicago chef attempts to repair the damage that his drug abuse created. Plus: Shrek is dead!

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Smoke Signals: Texas raises its ‘cue score

The second annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival goes big this year, right down to the ticket prices.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011

SAVOR by the sip: Saturday night

The new era of beer has arrived: Brewers as rock stars and drinkers in dresses and dress shirts.

By Greg Kitsock  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Jack can’t lie

Jack Daniel’s revamps its label to better reflect history and its hometown population.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011

SAVOR by the sip: Friday night

Greg Kitsock mixes an abbey-style ale with “devils on horseback” and survives to tell the tale.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The MyPlate revolt

Less than a day after MyPlate was revealed, the haters are hating.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Media, Television, Food Politics | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Michelle Obama and USDA unveil nutritional plate icon

Initial reaction to ChooseMyPlate.gov is positive, even if it’s unclear that Americans will adopt the suggestions.

By Tim Carman  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Tearing down the pyramid

The government unveils a new food “icon” today — and it’ll have nothing in common with Giza.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Chefs, Media, Sustainable Food, Wine | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Market Roundup: June 2-7

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/01/2011

And the winner of the SAVOR tickets is...

One reader not only answered our contest question, but he answered it with style and wit.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Gluten free = tasty

Thanks to dedicated bakers and chefs, “gluten-free” no longer means “flavor-free.”

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Wharf Farmers Market adds sipping onsite to the mix

The group behind Rustico and ChurchKey are starting a farmers market with a twist: beer and wine sold by the glass.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Markets This Week, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Chat Leftovers: Picking a picnic spot

Where to do some nice alfresco dining — with wine?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Glass act: Single wine pours on the rise

Diners want more variety in wine-by-the-glass programs, and they’re getting it.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Wasabi cheese and hot-dog water

Get to know your exotic and forgotten cheeses. Plus: The many uses of hot-dog water.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food, Television | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Barbecue sauce contest, deconstructed

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/30/2011

SAVOR is the pop-up restaurant for beer

Craft beer’s biggest week in Washington is the perfect time to sample some rare suds.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Win two tickets to SAVOR

Tell us what brewery you’d like to see in D.C. and enter for your chance to win tickets to biggest beer event of the year.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Liberals love beer

Liberals love suds, and conservatives love soda. A look at food preferences from both sides of the aisle.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Post earns four nominations in AFJ awards

The Food section earns a nod for best newspaper food coverage.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

The gas grill debate rages on...

Time’s Josh Ozersky fanned the flames about cooking with gas. We’ll fan them some more.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Holiday, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Brick by Brick: Inside Mike Isabella’s Graffiato

The “Top Chef” finalist nears opening day for his first restaurant — if only he can get the utilities installed.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Oceana launches seafood fraud campaign

An international organization wants the FDA to clamp down on seafood fraud. The agency claims it already is.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Bourbon Steak chef spoofs Georgetown Cupcake

By Tom Sietsema  |  06:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

 

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