Oct 17 2011

apple almond tart

A fluted french tart pan with removable bottom is the best pan to use for making this apple almond tart.
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Oct 6 2011

Taste of DC


1) What was the impetus behind bringing back the Taste of DC? Was it for the food? For the business venture? For the social aspect?

To be honest, it was a little bit of all of those things and here’s why: First, from a culinary standpoint, I think DC is ready for the return of this once long-standing event, but given the changing culinary landscape in DC and the level of talent that’s gravitating towards our nation’s capital, it truly is coming back at a different time within the culinary industry and the culinary scene in DC. So yes, food is the underlying purpose of this event but it also goes beyond that; this was a great event in DC and truly something that people looked forward to every year. I wanted to rebuild, rebrand, and relaunch this event with the appropriate infrastructure and sponsorship portfolio in order to be able to give it back to the people of DC to enjoy for many years to come.

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Oct 2 2011

ash-e reshteh

Ash-e reshteh is a traditional Persian noodle soup. ‘Ash-e’ means soup in Farsi and ‘reshteh’ are Persian noodles. The ingredients for this soup are available in Middle Eastern food shops.

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Sep 25 2011

cucumber martini

1 1/2 oz. of Bombay
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. apple schnapps
1/2 oz. of sweet and sour

Add all of the above in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake and strain into a glass that has muddled cucumber in bottom of the glass.