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    Whitney Pipkin is a freelance journalist, food and farms lover and fitness instructor living in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, newborn baby and beloved mutt. She writes about food, local agriculture and the environment for publications like The Washington Post and the Chesapeake Bay Journal. Here, she writes about {all the eats} in between. Bon Appétit!
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Playing Editor for Edible DC’s Summer Issue

Freelancing and part-timing is great, great, great. But I’m always jumping from one project to the next, barely remembering to share the last story I wrote as I wade knee-deep into another. That’s why sinking into one bigger project for a few weeks sounded so appealing. Getting to help create a magazine devoted to all the local food topics I … Continue reading

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Georgia: Cuisine, Culture, Antiquity Tucked Into One Wee Country

  My first taste of Georgia was at the table of a Southeast Washington apartment, which I wrote about in this story for The Washington Post. Since then, I’ve become something of a Georgia groupie, attending events where Georgian food or wine are served, meeting many others who are from Georgia or have spent time … Continue reading

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May Showers Bring June Veggies

Now that I officially have not killed everything, it’s time to tell you that I started a garden. A pot garden. Well, a garden temporarily in pots. For now. We’re waiting to implement a grandiose landscaping plan, but I couldn’t wait any longer to grow some things. And, while I plan to write a much longer … Continue reading

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Bah-bah-bah: spring babies on a farm

Good Friday was coming up and my friend Wendy came a’calling with another field trip idea. Last time, she wanted me to join in an almost irresistible trip to collect and “process” heritage breed turkeys for Thanksgiving. But somehow I did resist the urge to go (deadlines have a way of wrecking pre-holiday slaughter plans), and I’ve been kicking … Continue reading

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Tasting the ‘world’s best water’ — and still being OK with tap

This blog post originally appeared at BayJournal.com, where I’m on staff, and is appearing here with permission. Twenty-one. That was the number of bottled waters — set as sips before us in glass stemware — we judges were tasked with parsing in just one round of the recent 26th annual International Water Tasting competition in Berkeley … Continue reading

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It snowed. We survived — and met our neighbors.

For those of you who have been living under a rock — or are still waiting to be plowed out and have your newspapers delivered — it snowed in the Washington region. Quite a bit. What started with a traffic-snarling dusting on Wednesday evening turned into a nonstop deluge Friday night and lasted all day … Continue reading

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Let’s Hit the Highlights: 2015

It’s that time of year when sentimentality reigns. It’s OK to get all weepy at a Christmas movie or the thought of being “home” in a few days — or with thanks that I’ve made it through another year as a journalist. Yes, that last one is a real thing. It was with great endurance that … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

The day devoted to cooking, eating and practicing thanks with family and friends — or even strangers — is here. My calendar has been pointing toward it for weeks, and I’m thrilled to press pause on life and celebrate. Whether we know it or not, we all end up making Thanksgiving resolutions of some sort; they’re not … Continue reading

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Can I fall back now? And farmer stories you don’t want to miss!

Just in case it snows this winter, Washington is on a dead sprint to get all its events and restaurant openings and panel discussions out of the way Right. Now. Food Day and James Beard Foundation and Stone Barns all planned their big educational events for the this month, and a million others have been … Continue reading

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GO MONDAY: Chefs as Catalysts for Change 2015

You know it’s fall in Washington, D.C., when there’s a panel discussion every afternoon and a new restaurant opening (or reopening) every night of the week. It’s our annual, pre-hibernation fall fest, and we do it well. Still, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be this time of year, when the leaves tempt us with their … Continue reading

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