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All We Can Eat: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

'I Hate to Cook': Kitchen companion to 'Mad Men'

The 50th-anniversary reissue of Peg Bracken's classic can fill in the gaps for newish students of the 1960s.

By The Food Section  |  August 6, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books  | Tags: Bonnie S. Benwick, Books  
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Spirits: What Virginians should be drinking

It's no surprise that Jack Daniels is the state's top-selling liquor, but for less money residents could be drinking much more interesting spirits.

By The Food Section  |  August 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Spirits  | Tags: Jason Wilson, spirits  
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Senate passes child nutrition bill

The Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Thursday, a bill that provides an additional $4.5 billion over 10 years to federal child nutrition programs including school lunch.

By Jane Black  |  August 5, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Food Politics  | Tags: Jane Black, Michelle Obama, school lunch  
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Market Roundup: Aug. 5-11

This Just In: New market in McLean Check This Out: Dragon Eyes for $2.50 Special Event: Chef demo with Sara Polon

By Naomi Nix  |  August 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags: Markets This Week, Naomi Nix  
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Wine: Virginia puts money where mouth is

The state is planning to spend millions to help promote local wines and wineries.

By The Food Section  |  August 5, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wine  | Tags: Dave McIntyre, wine  
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Comfort Food: In this weather, popsicles

During a heat wave, you'll trek to the freezer for these all day long.

By The Food Section  |  August 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comfort Food , Recipes  | Tags: Nancy Baggett  
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Chat Leftovers: The treacle-down theory

Black treacle: We have a can, but not a plan.

By Jane Touzalin  |  August 4, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers  | Tags: Chat Leftovers  
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Spirits: Aw, rickey!

More than two dozen bartenders mixed up their variations of Washington’s classic, signature summertime cocktail.

By The Food Section  |  August 4, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Spirits  | Tags: Jason Wilson, spirits  
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Farmers markets up 16 percent

The number of farmers markets jumped 16 percent in 2010 to 6,132.

By Jane Black  |  August 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Sustainable Food , To Market, To Market  | Tags: Jane Black, farmers markets  
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Shop for this week's Dinner in Minutes

Gluten-free, vegan and packed with protein.

By The Food Section  |  August 3, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Recipes , Shopping  | Tags: Bonnie S. Benwick, recipes, shopping  
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Smoke Signals: Art Smith and 'Pitmasters'

"I’m no barbecue aficionado like Myron Mixon. ... But I do know taste."

By The Food Section  |  August 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals  | Tags: Jim Shahin, barbecue  
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In Season: August

  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Early apples
  • Pears

By Naomi Nix  |  August 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In Season  | Tags: In Season, Naomi Nix  
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Beer: Wooden you like a pint?

The local chapter of a cask-ale appreciation society makes its annual pub crawl.

By The Food Section  |  August 2, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags: Greg Kitsock, beer  
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Groundwork: The word on cukes

Trellis-grown cucumbers will be straighter than those that develop on the garden floor.

By Adrian Higgins  |  August 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Groundwork  | Tags: Adrian Higgins, Cindy Brown, Groundwork, recipes  
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