Posts Tagged ‘Joan Nathan’

A Nosh Above: DGS Delicatessen Isn’t Your Bubbie’s Jewish Deli

When chef Barry Koslow and Nick Wiseman began testing recipes for their new Jewish deli DGS Delicatessen, they sought feedback from a master. Joan Nathan has written ten cookbooks and countless articles on Jewish cuisine, in addition to TV and radio appearances. She is, as you might put it in Yiddish, a maven of noshing. […]

Vitamin Doughnuts! Exploding Ketchup! The Unsettling History of Food Safety On Display Downtown

The exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet, opened June 10 at the National Archives downtown. That day and over the weekend, more than 15,000 visitors had the chance to see a poster with rosy-cheeked kids advertising vitamin-enriched doughnuts and a scone recipe sent from Queen Elizabeth to President Dwight […]

A Y&H Interview with D.C. Cookbook Legend, Joan Nathan

Next week, Joan Nathan, the D.C.-based cookbook author who's won just about every award there is, will release her first recipe collection in five years. Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous is different from Nathan's other tomes in that it draws on a very specific region rather than looking at the entire diaspora of Jewish cooking. In […]

Three Books Worth Digging Into This Fall

Next to a wine-braised coq au vin at a cozy French bistro, there are few things I enjoy more on a cold evening than sitting on the couch with a glass of wine and good book. This fall, I'll have plenty of opportunities to do just that with some new volumes from local authors or, […]

Chefs and the Mothers Who Influenced Them

Mexican chef Patricia Jinich influences the next generation, her son Julian As noted earlier today — and sorry to keep rubbing this in, if you haven't made those brunch reservations yet — Mother's Day is this weekend. I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask some chefs and cooks what kind of influence their mothers […]

More Good Causes: Celebrity Chefs Cook Your Sunday Supper for Charity

The rest of the non-profits around the metro area — you know, the ones that don't have their hand in Haitian earthquake relief — must feel like the location scout for Avatar. Really damn underappreciated. But in this economy, many non-profits are getting hit with a double whammy: The need for their services has increased, while […]

D.C. Cooking Instructor Teaches Paula Deen How to Make Fried Plantains

In my post earlier today on Oreo cookies (not to mention my recent Y&H column on Tex-Mex), I name-drop Mexican chef Patricia Jinich. If you haven't learned about her already, do yourself the favor and read Joan Nathan's insightful piece in the New York Times on Jinich. Jinich's star is obviously on the rise. In […]

What’s the Best Baguette in Town?

A number of experts spent part of the day at the City Paper offices this afternoon to figure that out. Y&H invited two of the heaviest hitters in the local bread-making business to turn a critical eye — and palate — on our area's baguettes: Mark Furstenberg, the founder of both Marvelous Market and Breadline, […]

Walter Scheib to Alice Waters: Lay Off the White House Chef

If you haven't heard already, Alice Waters was in town during the inauguration, trying to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen, among other groups, and beat the drum for local and sustainable food issues while the world's attention was turned to D.C. I don't know how successful these celebrity-chef-driven dinners were in meeting their goals, […]