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All We Can Eat: November, 2012

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 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 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

 

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