Posts Tagged ‘Mark Furstenberg’

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 […]

Pilgrim’s Pride: Mark Furstenberg’s Dinner Rolls

Not Furstenberg's rolls. Make 'em yourself to see what they look like. As we head into Thanksgiving, Y&H wants to help you eat like a pilgrim (a Native American, too, because we’re all about equal opportunity eating here). In other words, we want to help you eat locally for the holiday. Almost 400 years ago, […]

A Wide-Ranging Look at Beijing Street Food

Mark Furstenberg may be finding it a challenge to sell the world's best street foods to Washingtonians, but at least he wasn't hawking hand-held snacks in China during Chairman Mao's reign. Some Chinese street foods were apparently lost forever under Mao. This fascinating segment, from Al Jazeera English, doesn't really explain why the foods were […]

Furstenberg Is Forced to Expand Beyond Street Foods

Mark Furstenberg's vision for his new G Street Food was simple: He wanted to bring some of the world's greatest street foods to a city that has some of the worst. It's too bad that Washingtonians don't seem to appreciate them. Or at least don't seem to appreciate them as much as Furstenberg and his […]

The Key to Chez François’ Long Success? Dropping the French Stuffiness.

For this week's Young & Hungry column, I spent part of the afternoon with François Haeringer, the 90-year-old owner and founding chef of L'Auberge Chez François, the French country restaurant in Great Falls that can trace its roots back to 1954 in downtown D.C. In reporting the story, I spoke with Mark Furstenberg, the master […]