Food, wine & water: Things to do in April (that don’t all have to do with cherry blossoms)

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With April flowers come… lots and lots of DC tourists. They know that Washington is one of the best places to be this time of year, and not just for cherry blossoms. But, it turns out, the best events are mostly for us locals. There are cherry blossom donuts to be eaten, cherry blossom cocktails … Continue reading

Culinary professionals converging on DC this weekend @IACPculinary

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A food-focused conference is converging on Washington this week, putting DC’s still-under-discovered culinary scene in the spotlight and bringing national contacts within arms reach. And you can still register to attend! I remember following with rapt attention the tweets from last year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals conference and wondering if I’d get the chance to … Continue reading

Cake pops are hard: lessons from a weekend of showers

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One time, we thought it would be a great idea to throw my sister a bridal shower and me a baby shower — in the same weekend. And then we did it. This past weekend. It was perhaps not the greatest idea ever, we decided on late night #2 when we were breaking down one … Continue reading

A Preservation Party

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If I haven’t convinced you yet that ANYONE can can, maybe this will do the trick. Or perhaps the giant spread in the Post’s Food section today about the glories of food preservation. Or perhaps you just like Pinterest-ready photos of canned jars? Well here are some from a little Labor Day canning party we … Continue reading

Summer’s not over — a few more food events for your calendar

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I just got back from one of the best food-focused events I’ve attended in DC — the farm-to-street party at Union Market — the culmination of a great Eat Local First week. What made it great? In my opinion, it was the focus on local food businesses and the direct access to the entrepreneurs behind … Continue reading

Food Trucks, Farmers Markets, Pop-ups — discuss, DC

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Ever been to the curated food-lovers’ mecca that is Union Market DC? Well, here’s your excuse. A publication I write for is co-hosting an event with Smart Growth America this Thursday night to discuss “Food in the City: how food trucks, farmers markets and more shape D.C.’s new dining scene.” Show up early and we … Continue reading

Surviving #Sandy — cooking without power

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I must start by recognizing the pain and hardship so many on the East Coast, especially in New Jersey and New York, are still experiencing from hurricane Sandy. The DC area and Alexandria, where we live, saw nothing compared to these other and more coastal areas. That being said, we did lose power for about … Continue reading

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