Food Info

DC Veg Fest Today!

September 11, 2010 Food Info

Don’t forget that DC Veg Fest starts today at noon at GWU campus! Click here fore more info. I’ll be there with camera in tow. Will post highlights later. Hope you can make it!

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FDA Considering Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

September 7, 2010 Food Info

For those of you who follow food news, today’s Washington Post featured an article regarding the impending FDA approval of genetically modified Atlantic salmon. Researchers, who’ve studied the fish for ten years, assure us that the modified version looks and tastes exactly the same as the real deal. That may be so, but has anyone [...]

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M.E. Swing Co. Coffee

September 2, 2010 Food Info

M.E. Swing Co. is a historic, as well as oh-so-adorable, coffee shop located in the heart of D.C.’s downtown business district. It’s been around for ages, but I hadn’t stopped in until recently and I was quite impressed. The moment you step inside, you can feel right away that this coffee shop is like none [...]

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Save DC Food Trucks!

August 25, 2010 Food Info

So, apparently the glory of the DC food truck may be very short lived. Certain businesses in DC are lobbying for strict regulations that would restrict areas where food trucks are allowed to set up shop-in hopes of driving them out of business. I’m a big fan of any food vendor who offers delicious alternatives [...]

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Is your favorite ice cream tainted with artificial hormones?

August 23, 2010 Food Info

To find out more, check out Huffington Post’s current article written by food writer and son of the family behind ice cream empire, Baskin Robbins. He critically examines Monsanto’s role in developing, marketing, and manupulating FDA approval of bovine growth hormones that are now prevalently used in commercial dairy production. The article makes a lot [...]

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Egg Recall

August 22, 2010 Food Info

Currently, there is a widespread egg recall on hundreds of millions of eggs that may contain salmonella. To read more about the recall, click here. For a complete list of recalled eggs, click here. Read here for the situation in your state. According to reports, it seems as though eggs of mostly larger, commercial producers [...]

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Red Hook Lobster Truck Cruises D.C. Streets

August 19, 2010 Food Info

Has anyone heard of the Red Hook Lobster Pound? Apparently it arrived in D.C. this week. My friend Scott said he just spotted the truck outside his office and the line was “crazy long.” This D.C. food truck is an extension of a NYC store front which boasts the freshest sweet Maine lobster in the [...]

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Medium Raw

August 9, 2010 Favorites

Anthony Bourdain’s (genius!) second book, Medium Raw, A Bloody Valentine To The World of Food and The People Who Cook, is available in book stores now. You can sample the delicious first chapter here at The Splendid Table. Bon appetit!

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Childhood Obesity Threatens National Security

August 1, 2010 Food Info

I saw a videoclip the other day on Morning Joe in which Tom Colicchio of Top Chef was discussing how the obesity epidemic is threatening our national security. According to Congressional testimony, some 40% of recruits have failed physical fitness tests due to obesity. That, in essence, means that our nation is experiencing a decline [...]

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Farmer’s Market and a Brush with Fame

July 30, 2010 Food Info

Yesterday, the White House Farmer’s Market (my weekly market because it’s located just outside my office) at Vermont Ave NW, also known as the FreshFarm Market, was taken over in an event hosted by Toyota’s Farm to Table Tour. In order to raise awareness about farmer’s markets, local farmers, and sustainable eating, Toyota paired D.C. [...]

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