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All We Can Eat: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Raising a Beer (or Seven) to Belgian Independence

I was among a lucky group to attend a beer-tasting dinner at the home of the Belgian ambassador.

By The Food Section  |  July 17, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Greg Kitsock, beer  
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Maryland Cooks Up Local Food

Maryland celebrated local food at its annual Buy Local Cookout. Governor Martin O'Malley said he'd like to see more local foods in schools and even prisons.

By Jane Black  |  July 17, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Sustainable Food  | Tags: Jane Black, Maryland, local food  
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I Spice: Piri-Piri

Piri-piri pepper is hot, but not too hot to cover up flavor.

By The Food Section  |  July 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  I Spice , Recipes  | Tags: Monica Bhide, chili peppers  
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Make These: Root Beer Float Bars

Chef Susan Callahan's winning dessert tastes better than its inspiration in a glass.

By The Food Section  |  July 16, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Recipes  | Tags: Bonnie Benwick, recipes, root beer  
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A Cookie Without the Coffee (or the Barista)

Starbucks' attempt to prove that it serves "real food" results in a cookie recipe that works.

By The Food Section  |  July 16, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Recipes  | Tags: Candy Sagon, coffee, cookies, oatmeal  
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Flour Girl: Pull Up to the Pump

A new pumpable vanilla paste makes getting the mellow flavor into a creme brulee easy.

By Leigh Lambert  |  July 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Flour Girl , Recipes , Shopping  | Tags: Leigh Lambert, creme brulee, vanilla  
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CSA Scout: Squash for Days

Farm subscribers have one thing on their mind: What do make with all this squash?

By Joe Yonan  |  July 15, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  CSA Scout  | Tags: CSA, Joe Yonan, zucchini  
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Zeer for the People

A Web-based clearinghouse of food products lends a special hand to the gluten-free community.

By The Food Section  |  July 15, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Bonnie Benwick, Web sites, gluten-free, shopping  
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Top Tomato Preview

On the final day to enter, some inspiration via submitted entries.

By The Food Section  |  July 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Top Tomato 2009, contests, recipes  
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Tastes Like (Heritage) Chicken

A tasting at Ayrshire Farms in Upperville, Va., proves the birds are not all the same.

By The Food Section  |  July 14, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Catherine Cheney, chicken  
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Pitting Cherries Is Child's Play

Cherry season 2009 got easier to handle, thanks to a Minneapolis mom (and her two children).

By The Food Section  |  July 14, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Shopping  | Tags: Bonnie Benwick, cherries, shopping  
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Will the Recession Make Us Healthy?

A study about the effect of the slumping economy on the American diet finds no clear answers.

By Jane Black  |  July 14, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Food Politics  | Tags: Jane Black, budget  
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Say Cheese: The Growth of Keswick Creamery

Keswick Creamery, the local cheese with the up-and-coming profile.

By The Food Section  |  July 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Say Cheese  | Tags: Briemeer, Domenica Marchetti, Vermeer, quark  
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1 of 3 Evenings in Loudoun Wine Country

More food than usual, but not quite near the wine sampling at an event to celebrate Loudoun County wineries.

By The Food Section  |  July 13, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Wine  | Tags: Catherine Cheney, festivals, wine  
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To Market, to Market: Glover Park-Burleith

A new market is situated on well-shopped ground in upper Georgetown.

By The Food Section  |  July 13, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  To Market, To Market  | Tags: Bonnie Benwick, farmers markets  
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Groundwork: Cucumber Cool

Beets are bulbing nicely, and the bush beans at least, if not the pole varieties, are at last beginning to fruit.

By Adrian Higgins  |  July 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Groundwork , Recipes  | Tags: Adrian Higgins, cucumbers, recipes  
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