Posts Tagged ‘Mark Furstenberg’

This Week’s Cover Story: Something in the Water

New Yorkers like to boast that it's the water that makes their bagels and pizza so good. In this week's cover story, I ask: Can D.C. create the same sense of pride in the tap water here? The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (now known as DC Water) thinks so. It's embarked on a new campaign […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Brunch Latkes Edition

Gina Chersevani (ex-PS7's) plans to open a "cocktail deli" near 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Is she talking about the former Ba Bay space? [Prince of Petworth] A petition urging D.C. Council to pass new food truck regulations has garnered more than 500 signatures in just 24 hours. [HuffPo] Marvelous Market founder Mark Furstenberg […]

Kojo to Talk About How D.C. Shed Its Culinary Backwater Image

As part of his ongoing series to review D.C.'s culinary history, Kojo Nnamdi will look back at the 1960s and 1970s when the District started to shed its image as a culinary jerkwater town. That, in large part, was due to the man in the video above: the brilliant, the belligerent Jean-Louis Palladin, whose restaurant […]

Mark Furstenberg Defends the Portable Espresso Machine

Mark Furstenberg, the master baker who apparently can't rise in the morning without a strong shot of espresso, wrote me shortly after I posted this video about the future of kitchen gadgets. He wanted to take me to task for mocking the portable espresso machine. Wrote Furstenberg: I have one and took it with me […]

2Amys, Consider Yourself Warned: Edan MacQuaid Is Back in Business

As soon as the pie hit the table at Pizzeria Orso, I knew I was in the presence of Edan MacQuaid, the pizzaiolo who has worked the wood-burning ovens at 2Amys, Pizzeria Paradiso, and RedRocks. I'd recognize his margherita pizza anywhere. It's not just the puffy crust, mottled with char and radiating a wood-smoke aroma […]

Baker and Chef Mark Furstenberg on His Mother’s Influence

OK,I know I said on Friday that Y&H was finished with our short hymn to a mother's influence on chefs, but late yesterday, Mark Furstenberg, a man of some renown, wrote a moving tribute to his mum and her kitchen skills. You need to read it, and not just because it's a 71-year-old chef praising […]

Next Time, I’ll Just Order Take-Away Pizza

The problem with making my own pizza from scratch is two-fold: 1) I've enjoyed so many good pies over the years that anything I produce is bound to disappoint, and 2) I know people who know how to make terrific pizza and are willing to offer up their dough recipe. The picture to the left, […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Cupcakes. People love to eat 'em and love to read about 'em, too. The little frosted cakes devoured two of the top five spots this week. Well, I should say that subjects tangentially related to cupcakes took two of the top five spots. Take a look: Furstenberg's Departure from G Street: What Does It Say […]

Readers Respond to Furstenberg’s Departure and Theory on Comfort Foods for Lunch

Mark Furstenberg's surprise decision to leave G Street Food, just months after opening the place dedicated to international street foods, came with an equally surprising theory: that people may not crave curious foodstuffs for lunch. At least that was Furstenberg's current idea as to why G Street started so slowly. Y&H asked for your thoughts […]

Furstenberg’s Departure from G Street: What Does It Say About D.C.?

We all know how hard it is to get a good, gourmet sandwich in this town. Well, it got a lot harder yesterday with the news, via WaPo's Tom Sietsema, that master baker Mark Furstenberg has decided to leave G Street Food, the once-and-former street food operation that turns out an excellent banh mi. Y&H […]