MY TRIP TO NOMA MEXICO

Foodie Experience of a Lifetime

Remember that time when I went to Tulum, Mexico to eat bugs in a jungle for $750? Well I thought it was only right that I share my experience with you all, albeit one year after. It was by far one of the most incredible experiences of my life. From the initial procurement of a reservation via Tom Sietsema and a little tweet I sent that literally said "YAS!" (regrets), to the moment I hugged René Redzepi and dined with him in a jungle on the coast of Tulum, it was an experience I will never forget.

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First Bite: Urban Hot Pot

It’s OK to Play With Your Food!

What’s more fun than playing “chef” at a restaurant?! At Urban Hot Pot in Rockville, MD, diners have the unique experience to create a meal specific to their liking, at their own pace, right at the table! Take a trip beyond the beltway for this unique interactive dining destination!

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Kohlrabi and Green Apple Slaw

Summer's Bounty Amplified

HEY FRANDS! If you live in the District and happen to source locally (cough, cough), you'll probably find yourself with an abundance of kohlrabi and cabbage. Especially now, after all of this gosh darn rain, these cruciferous edibles are growing like weeds. I'm a huge fan of the cruciferous fam, so wanted to create a recipe that really highlighted the flavors of these products, rather than hiding them.  Behold my light and snappy kohlrabi and green apple slaw made completely out of my haul from the Three Part Harmony CSA share.  It's bright, crisp and refreshing - using minimal ingredients that just get better the longer they marinate in the fridge.

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Dine-N-Dash 2018: José Andrés' Annual Culinary Event Benefits World Central Kitchen

Explore 36 Top DC Restaurants, While Providing Aid to Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, June 6, 36 of DC’s best restaurants will participate in José Andrés’
annual summer culinary event, Dine N' Dash benefiting World Central Kitchen , a nonprofit of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty across the globe. For one night, guests can leave their wallets at home and enjoy endless food and drink in the dine-worthy Penn Quarter and 14th Street neighborhoods.

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Quick and Easy Shrimp Bowl with Roasted Tomatoes and Arugula

Weeknight Recipe to the Rescue!

I love shrimp.  I always want it, I always order it at restaurants, and I wish I could eat it every day.  There's just something luxurious and sweet about them, I will never get sick of shrimp. One of my favorite things about shrimp, is that it cooks SO quickly. If you buy deveined, peeled shrimp, you can whip something up with those suckers in a matter of minutes. Keep reading for my quick and delicious shrimp dinner!

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Akira Ramen and Izakaya: Worth the to Drive to Rockville

Slurp it Up in Rockville

There are few reasons why I leave the District. Having spent many years commuting on 270 and 66, I tend to stay within the beltway and explore all of the culinary delights that DC proper has to offer.  However, I've found the perfect spot for those of you who live north of the diamond -- Akira Ramen & Izakaya.

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Gail Taylor: Urban Farming Pioneer

Gail Taylor, owner and operator of Three Part Harmony Farm, has paved the way for urban farming in DC.  I caught up with Gail to chat about importance of urban farming and farmers, and the benefits of eating locally and seasonally.

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Learn to Roast a Perfect Chicken Already

Get off your roost and roast!

Ok, folks, it’s 2018 and you need to learn to roast perfect f#$%ing chicken already. The time has come for you to put down that dry rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (yes, even the one from Costco…and I LOVE Costco), and learn how to roast your own bird.  It takes literally 15 minutes of prep and will taste SO. MUCH. BETTER.

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The Ultimate Guide to Making Pizza at Home

It's easy as pie!

For some reason, I used to be extremely intimidated to make my own pizza at home.  However, since meeting hangry bf, his mom has sent us all the tools necessary to create America's favorite food. With her recipe in hand I tackled the challenge of making pizza at home. Guess what? It's INCREDIBLE easy and not scary at all! 

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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Harissa Schmaltz

Crispy AF

I'm all about a flavorful recipe that utilizes affordable cuts of meat and healthy-ish accompaniments, especially for week-night suppers. I stumbled across this Bon Appétit recipe that highlights the splendor of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs -- a favorite protein of mine.  Upon discovering it was a one-pan meal with minimal items to prep, I was hooked.  

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