Posts Tagged ‘Kim O’Donnel’

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Crab Cakes at Bread and Brew

Most book signings leave a big mess in their wake: stale crackers, stale cheese, even stale wine. Bread and Brew, however, credits one such literary event for adding a new dish to its constantly rotating menu. Last year, when former Washington Post food blogger and current USA Today contributor Kim O'Donnel toured the country to […]

Mixed Veggies: Is The Nation’s Capital A Meatless Mecca? Also, Throwing Tomatoes at Graffiato

Quick hits on the meatless beat We're Number One! LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, surveyed 20 major cities and concluded that D.C.'s "preference" for vegetarian and vegan restaurants ranks number one.  Although a closer look at the data reveals that our "high" veg-status remains low overall compared to other tastes: eight percent described their […]

O’Donnel and Bhide Go National with Food Columns

Bhide in her home kitchen Former Washington Post writer and blogger Kim O'Donnel recently struck a deal to write a bi-monthly column for USA Today, the Family Kitchen, which will debut Nov. 10 in the national newspaper. Not to be outdone, last month local food writer and cookbook author Monica Bhide launched a weekly column, […]

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, […]

More Food Professionals and the Mothers Who Influenced Them

In Round One of this Mother's Day exercise, Y&H focused mostly on chefs. This time around, two restaurateurs and a food writer discuss the influence their mums had on their career choice. Or didn't. Former WaPo food writer Kim O'Donnel: I didn't learn to cook from my mom who had 3 kids at 28 in […]

Join the Canning Revolution

Former Washington Post food blogger Kim O'Donnel would like everyone to get a little pickled this weekend. Or canned. Whichever. O'Donnel is the founder of Canning Across America, which, according to its Web site, "is a nationwide, ad hoc collective of cooks, gardeners and food lovers committed to the revival of the lost art of […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

During a week in which when we learned that the D.C. area had placed not one but two toques on the upcoming season of Top Chef, I'm pleased to report that Y&H readers were far more interested in the closing of an icon, Nathans in Georgetown. We are not, it seems, complete tools of the […]

Food Blogger Kim O’Donnel Is Leaving WaPo for True/Slant

In March, the Washington Post pulled the plug on Kim O'Donnel's long-time chat, What's Cooking. Today, O'Donnel announced on her daily Post food blog that she herself is pulling the plug on A Mighty Appetite, effective on Friday. The announcement officially ends O'Donnel's 12-year run at the Post, the last three as the Mighty Appetite […]

Post Food Section Lanches Its Own Blog. Finally.

If you want two more reasons why the dinosaurs known as Old Media are going extinct, you can just look at the Post's and the City Paper's online food coverage. For years, both papers were mostly satisfied to republish their print material on the Web — with, perhaps, an online slide show! — and call […]

Gastrosexuals Are the New Metrosexuals

A couple of Y&H's favorite foodies, Kim O'Donnel at A Mighty Appetite and Lynne Rossetto Kasper from The Splendid Table, have been harrumphing recently about the sexist connotation of "gastrosexual," a word that practically has more definitions than "set" or "run" or "dick" (small "d" version). The definition that has these fine foodies up in […]