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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012

WTO rules against U.S. country-of-origin label

The Obama administration will maintain the current COOL program until it finishes reviewing the WTO decision.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Fennel: Of frondness and familiarity

Time to reacquaint yourself with its many charms, and seven unusual recipes.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Can underbaked chicken be re-cooked?

It didn’t cook the first time. Thinking about another go-round.

By Jane Touzalin  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Troisgros’s classic sorrel sauce: A oui thing

The Cooking Off the Cuff columnist digs deep into French nouvelle cuisine for this classic fish dish.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012

The Mandarin’s Egg Salad Wrapped in Tortilla

With chef Anupam Banerjee’s recipe, you no longer have to visit the posh hotel to enjoy this rich egg salad.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Steve and Jean Case’s winery ready for visitors

The AOL founder’s Early Mountain winery is just one reason to hop in the car this summer for a Virginia day trip.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Farmers market roundup: June 28-July 4

Time to get husking. Corn has arrived.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Eric Ziebold to CIA grads: Get a job!

A stage at Noma is great, but it won’t prepare budding chefs for the hard labor of a professional kitchen.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Chat Leftovers: Bread machine brioche

There’s another way — sort of — to make this French classic.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Pack a Post picnic: Staff Favorites

Here are a half dozen menus that will work for the Fourth of July and throughout the summer.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012

The Aahhs, Phonation trucks debut on the streets

While the District shuffles its feet on new vending regulations, more food trucks continue to roll out.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Unheralded Firefighting team wins Safeway battle

Retired D.C. firefighter Mike Skahill leads his team to an unlikely victory at the annual barbecue battle.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Jeff Black clarifies his ‘not the bloggers’ comment

At Sunday’s Rammy Awards, the restaurateur was aiming at Yelpers, not bloggers.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Cider’s making a splash, and big brewers are jumping in

At a beer festival in Leesburg over the weekend, fermented apple juice made a strong showing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

How to turn Swiss chard into a stuffed pie

The Cooking Off the Cuff columnist transforms this common market green into an uncommonly delicious main.

By Edward Schneider  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Andrew Zimmern to shoot ‘Bizarre Foods’ in D.C.

The Travel Channel host is filming in Washington this weekend, looking for the foods that define the city.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/21/2012

A Taste of Two Cities: A monster (food) truck show

Who has better street food: Baltimore or Washington? A Charm City event hopes to answer the question.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Dorie Greenspan, shop owner: The deets

The beloved cookbook author will open two cookie boutiques in NYC markets later this summer.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012

CityEats debuts its mobile app for iPhone today

Washingtonians have been demanding a mobile app since CityEats launched in December. Now they have it.

By Tim Carman  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: June 21-27

This week, asparagus and strawberries are on their way out, and peaches have arrived.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  markets

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/20/2012

In summer, food trucks are like prison sweat boxes

Local street food vendors take different approaches for beating the heat — some of which don’t work.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Gluten-free products at the Fancy Food Show

Are you gluten intolerant? Then the Summer Fancy Food Show has something for you.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Food labeling | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Highlights from the ‘Food Security’ summit

The Washington Post Live summit hosted politicians, chief executives and the Agriculture Secretary to discuss ways to combat global food insecurity.

By Tim Carman  |  07:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Too fancy for you: 100-year balsamico

Fancy Food Show exhibitors fall all over themselves trying to get you to sample their wares. Not so at the Leonardi booth.

By Jim Webster  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Obama’s visit to Kenny’s BBQ: What does it mean?

Smoke Signals tries to understand why the president visited this tiny joint in Northeast Washington.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

What I ate during my Summer Fancy Food Show

What’s unique among the 180,000 products at the specialty foods showcase? We examine a few.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Out of Site Wines owner to retire, sell business

Owner Steve Long is hoping one of his loyal customers will carry on his legacy of selling boutique wines.

By Dave McIntyre  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Landscapes of Pop-Tarts and blackberries

Christopher Boffoli’s images combine macro food and tiny people; whimsy and social commentary.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Are you impervious to ‘imperial’ beer labels?

Brewers are increasingly calling their supersized beers “imperial,” watering down the term in the process.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Wine-infused Popsicles, perfect for summer

People’s pops have developed a pair of recipes that turn Popsicles into a genuine adult treat.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 06/15/2012

The Army’s birthday and ... Georgetown Cupcake?

The pink-aproned superstars covered a model tank with cupcakes for the Army’s 237th.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:52 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Celebrate with broccoli; embrace the gooseberry

An unlikely pair, it’s true. Yet both have cropped up at area farmers markets this week. Here are some of our favorite ways to deploy them.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Beet poetry: the root vegetable stir-fried in vinegar

Our Cooking Off the Cuff columnist recreates a fondly remembered dish from Paris, circa the late 1970s.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Skiz Fernando explains Sri Lankan cooking

The Baltimorean schooled some Washingtonians last week on the essence of the island’s deeply spiced cuisine.

By Melissa McCart  |  06:15 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Early look at Kangaroo Boxing Club

The barbecue joint plans to cater to its Columbia Heights neighbors and those tired of trendier-than-thou restaurants.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

The best sweet and sour chicken. Period.

A Silver Spring Chinese grandmother and former catering cook takes the classic dish to new heights, earning Staff Favorites status.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Staff Favorites, Recipes | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: June 14-20

Squash of varied shapes and colors are a highlight this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012

‘Bar Rescue’ episode on Piratz Tavern to air July 22

Jon Taffer’s attempt to “rescue” the Silver Spring bar led to a staff mutiny that continues to this day.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Burger King joins the bacon ice cream party

The chain is rolling out bacon sundaes this summer. But at 510 calories and 18 grams of fat, is the treat worth it?

By Cara Kelly  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Distilled habanero, lemon ash on menu at Spirits in Black

Rogue 24 mixologist Bryan Tetorakis stirs up some hardcore drinks tonight at American Ice Company.

By Melissa McCart  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Chat Leftovers: Squash blossoms

For population control in your garden, eat the blossoms

By Jane Touzalin  |  01:45 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Michelle Obama on ‘Restaurant: Impossible’: Sneak Peek

The first lady will ask host Robert Irvine to renovate Horton’s Kids, which empowers Ward 8 children to succeed.

By Tim Carman  |  06:05 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Wagshal’s to open deli/butcher shop in Wesley Heights

The second location will combine the deli and butchery operations under one roof.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Good to Go | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Sunchoke soup, the chef’s way

Tips on Chris Nugent’s elegant restaurant recipe, wherein you, too, can create a frothy finish.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Father’s Day gifts for the backyard griller

Smoke Signals suggests five barbecue cookbooks that will keep your father’s fires burning.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Craft beer takes a sour turn at SAVOR festival

The best bottles at this year’s SAVOR were naturally fermented beers that made your lips pucker.

By Greg Kitsock  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Top Chef’ alum Angelo Sosa’s ‘trinity of flavors’

The Season 7 finalist hit town to promote his first cookbook and discuss his wide-open approach to flavors.

By Jane Touzalin  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Books | Tags:  Jane Touzalin

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Microwaving corn in the husk: Smooth as silk?

Husk before or after? We test both strategies.

By Becky Krystal  |  08:30 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Krystal

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

Get on the good foot with pied de cochon at home

A fondly remembered meal at Central Michel Richard inspires the author to create his own stuffed pig’s leg.

By Jim Webster  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Jim Webster

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Kangaroo Boxing Club to debut June 19

The guys behind the PORC barbecue truck will open brick-and-mortar restaurant this month.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Cherries: The pit stops here

They’re in farmers markets now, both sweet and sour varieties. Check out our 10 favorite ways to use them.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012

A “mess” that’ll make you clean your plate

The Cooking Off the Cuff columnist stirs things up with a meat-free take on huevos rotos.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Domku moves into the small-plates business

The Scandinavian and Slavic restaurant in Petworth joins the legion of local eateries that are going small.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/07/2012

SAVOR tickets give-away: Update / gone

A Free Range chat winner can’t use her two tickets; can you?

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Farmers market roundup: June 7-13

Cherries, both sweet and sour, have arrived.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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

Cal Ripken Burgers: We put them through the grinder

We taste test the Hall of Fame shortshop’s burgers made with dry-aged Black Angus ground beef.

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

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

Chat Leftovers: Drying oregano

What about hanging it from a tree?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Sierra Nevada takes over ChurchKey...for a day

The California brewery commandeered all 55 taps at the Logan Circle bar, breaking a previous house record.

By Greg Kitsock  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Son of Hollywood East owner to open his own dumpling shop

Jeffrey Yu, oldest son of Hollywood East owner Janet Yu, looks to launch Dumpling Dojo next month.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012

‘BBQ Pitmasters’ judges bring out the knives

Myron Mixon and Aaron Franklin trade barbs with Smoke Signals in a preview of what to expect this season.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Mealey’s Table closes just weeks after opening

The investor in the New Market, Md., restaurant pulls the plug after deciding the new American concept wasn’t working.

By Tim Carman  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Spareribs: Barbecue them with or with silverskin?

Enthusiasts have argued forever on whether to smoke ribs with or without silverskin. We decided to test the two approaches.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Maryland beer: New law is a license to swill (onsite)

Starting July 1, small Free State breweries will be allowed to sell and serve their products onsite.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Sugar snap peas’ time to shine

They’re in farmers markets now; here are some of our favorite ways to cook with them.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  how to cook with sugar snap peas, Washington Post sugar snap pea recipes

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Jeff Black to sell his own signature oysters this fall

The restaurateur is working with two separate companies to develop the Black Pearl and Old Black Salt oysters.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Seasonal ‘scallion’ pancakes: Flaky pastry made easy

The Cooking Off the Cuff columnist shares his shortcut for simple, flaky pastry — just perfect for these Chinese pancakes.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012

KFC to release Col. Sanders’s book free on Facebook

The autobiography and 33 recipes will be available as a free download through KFC’s Facebook page.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Cara Kelly

 

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