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All We Can Eat: March, 2012

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Starbucks and the great beetle extract controversy

The coffee chain’s use of beetle extract for food dye has disturbed some consumers. But is it better than a chemical alternative?

By Cara Kelly  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Shopping | Tags:  Cara Kelly

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Virginia Food Expo winners are the complete package

But it seemed like two award winners from the 2012 expo were all about the packaging.

By Jane Touzalin  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Shopping | Tags:  Jane Touzalin

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Market Roundup: March 29-April 4

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

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Chat Leftovers: Just loafing

That Irish soda bread you made for St. Patrick’s Day would still be edible if you’d done this.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Sommeliers aren’t wine scalpers, they’re guides

A good sommelier, like the one at Estadio, can introduce you to a previously unknown world of wines.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Johnny Spero’s Suna hints at good things to come

Johnny Spero’s pop-up restaurant reveals a chef with a restless creative mind — and a taste for Asian flavors.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Uncurbed DC brings lunch to the dinner party

You can’t usually have beer with your food truck meal. Two nights this weekend, you could.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Washington Post cookbook set for spring 2013

Time Capsule Press will collaborate with the Food section on its debut cookbook.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Recipes | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Smoke Signals: A Meathead in name only

Craig Goldwyn is no meat head. He’s a guy who writes one of the most science-heavy Web sites on barbecue.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Seeds of change: White House Kitchen Garden’s influence

Schools all over the country are suddenly interested in gardening. Is Michelle Obama the reason?

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, White House Kitchen Garden

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Which beer is the true monster of hops?

A panel of local hop heads conducted a blind test and confirmed something they already knew: Hopslam is best.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Quench to bring craft cocktail movement to Rockville

Lawyer-turned-restaurateur Michael Holstein has assembled a team to introduce the craft cocktail movement to the ‘burbs.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012

D.C. area finalist heads to Pillsbury Bake-Off

Springfield resident Samantha Miller’s a first-time contestant with a first-time dish. Can she pull off a first-time win this weekend in Orlando?

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Cooking Off the Cuff: A lamb lies down in ’kraut

Ed Schneider offers a twist on Alsatian choucroute: good sauerkraut topped with a pink slice of lamb.

By Edward Schneider  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The cultural convergence of candy and danger

Skittles might be a treat for children like Trayvon Martin, but candy also seems to attract menacing company.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Beer Madness: Readers’ vs. judges’ picks

While the panel of judges seems to agree on the superior beers, readers have differing opinions.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Cara Kelly, Beer Madness

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Market Roundup: March 22-25

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

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations: A baker’s review

The new Frosting Creations from Duncan Hines don’t deserve to grace your baked goods.

By Becky Krystal  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Shopping | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Requests for your last meal. . . in Washington area

Writer Kelly DiNardo is moving to Switzerland and needs suggestions on where to eat in the District before she leaves.

By Kelly DiNardo  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Kelly DiNardo

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Chat Leftovers: An open bottle of beer on the wall

Let’s say you don’t want to drink the whole bottle. Can you keep the contents fresh?

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Hank’s Oyster Bar to expand in Old Town, too

Chef Jamie Leeds plans to double her capacity in Alexandria by expanding into the adjacent rowhouse.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012

D.C. chefs selected for this year’s Cochon 555

The Source’s Scott Drewno will defend his Prince of Porc title against Mike Isabella, Ed Witt and others.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Smoke Signals: Obama’s BBQ debut

The president’s first visit to a local barbecue joint was way out in Clinton. Was the meal really a political play?

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012

D.C. chefs represent at the Beard Awards this year

Cathal Armstrong and Peter Pastan are two of the four local chefs nominated in this year’s Mid-Atlantic category with the Beard Awards.

By Tim Carman  |  07:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Cupcakes and froyo together at last at Yocake

Yocake’s namesake treat is a gourmet cupcake topped with a swirl of sweetened yogurt.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

It’s no joke: ‘a light-colored beer that tastes dark’

The new District ChopHouse beer sports a golden hue, but tastes like a rich, toffee-like porter.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Gerard Pain gave La Chaumiere its warmth and taste

The Frenchman who founded the rustic Georgetown bistro died earlier this week at age 73.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

NRG selects Bluejacket for the name of its new brewery

After rejecting names such as Jelly Roll and Ulysses, the company settles on the term for sailors in the U.S. Navy.

By Daniel Fromson  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Daniel Fromson

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Cooking Off the Cuff: Not your standard pancakes

Scottish drop scones look like regular pancakes — but taste nothing like them.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Piratz Tavern owners patch up their Corporate sign

The pirate-themed bar will reopen tonight with its reality TV sign still in place. It has one minor alteration.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Voltaggio, Mendelsohn, Isabella talk kitchens, ingredients

Three former “Top Chef” contestants take us into their kitchens to talk about their favorite ingredients and dishes.

By Terri Sapienza  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Terri Sapienza

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Favorite ways to eat green for St. Patrick’s Day

The Food section staff shares dishes and cooking tips.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Tales of the Testers: The scoop on Bay Ice Cream

It took multiple batches to replicate the flavor of a Woodberry Kitchen dessert.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tales of the Testers | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Frances Mayes on her time under the ‘Tuscan Sun’

The celebrated author of “Under the Tuscan Sun” discusses her role in promoting Italian cuisine — and tourism.

By Domenica Marchetti  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books | Tags:  Domenica Marchetti

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Market Roundup: March 17-18

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

By Becky Krystal  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In Season | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Chat Leftovers: The same old rind

Use the inedible edges of Parmesan to add flavor to soups.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Sniff test: Experts develop their skills over many bottles

The difference between an expert and amateur wine drinker? The former pays more attention.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Smoke Signals: Operation BBQ Relief

A few Kansas City barbecuers have created a national non-profit to help feed the victims of natural disasters.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/12/2012

L.A. Times drops restaurant stars. Others to follow?

The paper’s decision to scrap restaurant star ratings doesn’t seem to have influenced other editors or critics.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

Low-alcohol beers: Take a walk on the mild side

Breweries are catering to those who want low-alcohol beers that don’t have to be poured into a thimble.

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

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Mario Batali to pay $5.25 million in settlement

The celebrity chef and his business partner were sued by employees for bilking their nightly tips.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012

R.J. Cooper returns to Rogue 24 full-time on Tuesday

The chef, who underwent open-heart surgery in January, plans to debut a new menu.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Cooking Off the Cuff: An out-of-season special

Ed Schneider combines cauliflower, canned tomatoes and pasta for a tasty, if untrendy, dish.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Richard talks about Michel’s closing; Ducasse wants a food truck

The chef says Michel was losing money in its Tysons Corner location. Plus: Alain Ducasse wants his own food truck.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Poldark wields cookbook for diabetics

The swashbuckling star of the 1970s BBC series finds an older, appreciative audience for his new cause celebre.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Market Roundup: March 10-11

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

By Becky Krystal  |  10:53 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Does your relationship with Oreos extend to its spinoffs?

As the cookie celebrates its 100th birthday, we look at the weird world of Oreo flavors — and our relationship to them.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Chat Leftovers: Finding a fricassee

Five decades later, the memory of chicken fricassee has a powerful pull.

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Jose Andres’s food truck delivers long waits, big flavors

Despite problems with the kitchen and a credit card system, Pepe debuts today with sandwiches worthy of their price tag.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Addie’s chef takes new gig at Mealey’s Table

Nate Waugaman will be the opening day chef at the historic restaurant in New Market, Md.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Smoke Signals: The first ribs of spring

The annual traditions of spring include digging into a plate of succulent, smoky meats.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Floridano’s Boillon to launch Mothership on Georgia Ave.

The forthcoming operation in Park View will serve as both restaurant and commercial kitchen for the sandwich truck.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/05/2012

There’s a Turkish delight in my hamantaschen

Try fillings with a Middle Eastern twist in the classic Purim treat.

By Vered Guttman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Boston Beer Co. continues record growth

With shipments up, Boston Beer is competing with Yuengling for the title of America’s largest domestically owned brewery.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Sprinkles’ cupcake automat: A 24-hour sugar fix

Sprinkles’ cupcake automat, which recently debuted in Beverly Hills, may be coming to D.C. soon.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012

PORC truck to open a restaurant in Columbia Heights

The partners behind the Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine plan to launch a stationary restaurant in Columbia Heights.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Cooking Off the Cuff: Updating a classic

Ed Schneider’s take on a tarte flambee substitutes roasted squash for creme fraiche and fresh cheese.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Public comments on vending regs due by 5 p.m. today

The public strongly supports food trucks, but some of the most pointed commentary is aimed directly at the mobile vendors.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012

The lamb brains are nice, but Batali just wants to hang out

The celebrity chef, during a recent trip to Tampa, didn’t want more rich foods. He just wanted to talk.

By Jim Webster  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Jim Webster

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/01/2012

‘Top Chef Texas,’ Finale: Four courses and a win by a nose

Paul and Sarah cook a meal that draws high praise, and our special correspondent says: Peace out.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Mike Isabella’s pizza cutter is still only skin-deep

Mike Isabella has been boasting about his brass knuckles pizza cutter for months. He still doesn’t have it.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Market Roundup: March 3-4

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

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Tom Sietsema picks his favorite Romney family recipe

Will it be Lenore Romney’s hamburger stroganoff or Ann Romney’s turkey burgers?

By Emily Heil  |  06:00 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Emily Heil

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012

‘Top Chef’ hopefuls include some heavy hitters

The production company behind the Bravo series hit D.C. this week to find cheftestants for next season.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

 

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