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All We Can Eat: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

More to the story: How Terrapin Station developed catnip

How did Terrapin Station Herb Farm get into the value-added catnip business? Blame it on its Grateful Dead connection.

By Tim Carman  | January 14, 2011; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tales of the Testers: What about 'Noma'?

A trusted Friend of Food braves a few recipes from the cookbook on just about everybody's top 2010 list.

By Carol Blymire  | January 14, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Books, Recipes, Tales of the Testers  | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Tales of the Testers, books, recipes  
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Lunch Room Chatter: Fighting for the right
to trash the Chesapeake

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter looks at the Farm Bureau's fight to continue trashing the Chesapeake Bay.

By Tim Carman  | January 14, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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Cocktails That Complete Me: The Darb,
Dulchin and Baltimore Bang

Spirits columnist Jason Wilson continues his investigation into apricot brandy cocktails by mixing up the Darb, Dulchin and Baltimore Bang.

By Jason Wilson  | January 14, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Spirits  | Tags:  Cocktails That Complete Me, Jason Wilson  
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Joe and Bonnie deconstruct 'Top Chef All-Stars'

Food Editor Joe Yonan and Deputy Editor Bonnie Benwick dish about last night's episode of 'Top Chef All-Stars.'

By Tim Carman  | January 13, 2011; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The farmers markets open this winter in the DMV

Looking for a farmers market that's open in the winter? We have the updated list.

By Timothy R. Smith  | January 13, 2011; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith  
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Lunch Room Chatter: Bread, the locavore exception

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter looks at the pros and cons of sustainable seafood and the one big exception to the locavore movement.

By Tim Carman  | January 13, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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Wine: Virginia wines meet Jean-Georges' approval

Wine columnist Dave McIntyre talks to Steve Uhr, general manager at the J&G Steakhouse, about his decision to add Virginia wines to the restaurant.

By Dave McIntyre  | January 13, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Top Chef All-Stars Ep. 6: Fish or cut bait

They reel them in, but they can cook them? Two go home, one for a bloodline and one for, well, everything.

By Carol Blymire  | January 13, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Television  | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef  
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Waters and Nathan to host fundraising dinners

For the third year in a row, chef and authors Alice Waters and Joan Nathan are hosting a series of private dinners to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table.

By Tim Carman  | January 13, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Market Roundup: Jan. 15-18

What's in, what's out at area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  | January 12, 2011; 11:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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VIP guests for dinner; WWYS?

What would be an appropriate menu for the upcoming U.S.-China state dinner? Here's your chance to weigh in.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  | January 12, 2011; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lunch Room Chatter: Shooing animals away from the food pyramid

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter serves up news about the aging demographics of those who love to dine and dash.

By Tim Carman  | January 12, 2011; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chat Leftovers: Sub conscious

Do you really need one more bag of specialty flour in the pantry?

By Jane Touzalin  | January 12, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Project Downscale: Spinach enchiladas

Could a big batch of enchiladas be brought down to single- (or double-) serving size? Coming right up.

By Joe Yonan  | January 12, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cooking for One  | Tags:  Joe Yonan, Project Downscale  
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Lunch Room Chatter: From Jucy Lucy to the $5,000 burger

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter looks at the ongoing burger trend from two different angles: the $5,000 hamburger and BK's fast-food Jucy Lucy.

By Tim Carman  | January 11, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Franklin Square turned into a truckers' paradise

The impromptu gathering of food trucks on Franklin Square attracted dozens and dozens of hungry Washingtonians who were willing to suffer the cold for their preferred eats.

By Tim Carman  | January 11, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smoke Signals: D.C. barbecue preview (WWE-style)

Smoke Signals columnist Jim Shahin looks ahead to the year in D.C. barbecue.

By Jim Shahin  | January 11, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lunch Room Chatter: The Pig Kingdom approaches!

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter delves into topics as diverse as food critic anonymity and U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

By Tim Carman  | January 10, 2011; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beer: For craft brewers, size matters

The Brewers Association recently raised the limit on the number of barrels a brewery can produce and still be considered a craft brewer. Greg Kitsock explains why.

By Greg Kitsock  | January 10, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Food trucks to gather today for impromptu party

At least six food trucks will gather around Franklin Square today to give customers a chance to graze from multiple menus.

By Tim Carman  | January 10, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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