Sweet potatoes and a dream: Can an old-school bakery still thrive in D.C.?

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Determined not to get lost in the food boom, Delectable Cakery is taking cues from the city’s young.


    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Giuseppe Lanzone, left, and his brother, Mario Lanzone, right, pose for a portrait near their food stand at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Sunday June 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

    How two brothers brought the tastes of Peru to a food truck — and the Mall

    The Peruvian Brothers, now vending for the Folklife Festival, see their dishes as an ode to their childhood.


    WASHINGTON DC - JUNE 3: Jay Austin has built his 'tiny house' in the District.2015. (Photo by Mike Morgan/For The Washington Post)

    Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage — and stuff

    Older folks preparing for retirement? Twenty-somethings who want to travel? A small house can work.


    WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 1: Deli-Style Fermented Sour Pickles. (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

    How to go from green Kirbys to deli-style sour pickles in 3 days

    DIY | Fresh vegetables, filtered water and salt is all it takes — plus time; in other words: lacto-fermentation.

    Weddings & Romance

    Annise(Ann) and Dennis go out Oyamel May 21, 2015

    She’s ‘sparkly’ like Christmas — and someone’s looking for the mistletoe

    They joked around, played some games and found a little “chemistry.”


    PAKISTAN - JUNE 2014: A Pakistani police officer helps Washington Post foreign correspondent Tim Craig across a stream in June 2014 in a trip to Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan. (Photo by Max Becherer)

    Journalists can face danger, hardships when reporting from overseas

    The Washington Post’s Tim Craig, a reporter who is based in Pakistan, shares his experiences.


    Carolyn Hax: Struggling to make room for her boyfriend’s bestie — a woman

    Although they have been close for a long time, the girlfriend can’t help being irked by the friendship.

    Reliable Source

    Melissa Leo to play Lady Bird Johnson in HBO project

    Bryan Cranston, who starred in the Broadway play the film is based on, will reprise his role as the foul-mouthed LBJ.


    Macy’s fires Donald Trump. He says he fired them first.

    The retailer cited his statements about immigrants. Trump didn’t like that his shirts were made in China.


    Women look for a spot to wash clothes at the Atitlan Lake, in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.  The latest polls show the Patriotic Party candidate, Otto Perez Molina, a former general, heading into Sunday's election as the frontrunner with a 20-point lead over his closest challenger. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Guatemalan textiles, straight from the weaver’s hands to yours

    In the lakeside village of San Juan La Laguna, co-ops are changing the lives of women and their families.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    June blooms.

    Reviving the flagging garden

    Ways to perk up the flower show after spring


    Does picking their own produce make them more likely to eat it?

    Want your kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Take them to a farm to pick their own produce.