Not too long ago, if you wanted to know what type of seafood was best for the environment, your tools didn’t get any more high-tech than a wallet card or a fridge magnet. But the fridge magnet doesn’t help much when you’re at the grocery store, and wallet cards are easy to leave behind (just … Continue Reading
Closer Inspection: Vive le sweet tooth
It’s a giant image, or I’d paste some sample text here, but click through to read my writeup of delectable French pastries in the Washington Post Magazine!
Compost Cab Helps City Dwellers Turn Garbage to Soil
from National Geographic’s Green Guide If you live in a city, you might have a window box or a pot of tomatoes on your balcony. You might even be lucky enough to have a small backyard garden. But do you compost? Probably not: composting in a small space is tough, not to mention smelly. You … Continue Reading
Give Me Bacon or Give Me More Bacon
“Bacon cereal.” “Bacon lollipop.” “Bacon spaghetti.” “Bacon bread.” “Bacon coffee.” “Bacon beer.”
In a sane world, none of these exact phrases would return any hits when plugged into Google. This is not a sane world.
New Years’ Adventures
WE’LL KEEP IT SHORT and sweet: Losing weight, saving money and learning a new language are old hat. This year, resolve to challenge your palate and try something new. We have a handy checklist for adventurous diners to refer to over the course of 2009, with options here for vegetarians as well as carnivores. Happy eating!
D.C. Good to Go: Area Street Carts Serve Variety
Pizza, bulgogi, gumbo and edamame on the streets of D.C.? It seems the capital is finally nearing the tipping point for great street food.
Fun With Fungi: National Mushroom Month
SIGH — association people. You know, those people who sit on the various food or dish councils have to keep themselves in business somehow. Where else could National Mushroom Month have come from? But wait — these mycological marvels may really deserve a celebration. Ferial Welsh — aka “The Mushroom Lady” — can tell you … Continue Reading
Snacks in Store: On the Gourmet
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING at the West End farmer’s market, before it gets too hot, shoppers strolling from stall to stall can take their pick of bok choy, bell peppers, and Ozark plums. The usual suspects are here: joggers with dogs, women with armloads of flowers wrapped in newspaper, and at the far end, Sara Guerre … Continue Reading
Shack to the Future
Washington City Paper “Is there somewhere around here I can get a quick lunch, like a half-smoke, maybe?” The question catches the man pushing his Fayette Street door open for fresh air off-guard. “Sure, there’s a Five Guys two blocks that way.” Are you kidding me? You live three blocks from the greatest, oldest, stubbornest … Continue Reading
D.C. on the Hoof: Metro Food Tours
Combine a passion for food, a love of history and a freshly minted MBA and what do you get? Mostly, a very full stomach. The new DC Metro Food Tours takes tourists and locals on gastronomically oriented walking tours of D.C. hot spots. The company so far focuses on Old Town Alexandria, but the owner … Continue Reading