Posts Tagged ‘Sam Kass’

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 […]

White House Triumphs Over White Bread, Other Revelations From Food Summit 2011

White House chef Sam Kass (pictured) took the stage at Tuesday's 2011 Food Summit,  hosted by The Atlantic, to tout the accomplishments of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign. Some 300-plus attendees will also hear from D.C. chef José Andrés and long time food activist Alice Waters later in the day. (The Atlantic is […]

For the Young & Hungry: What’s Out for 2010 and What’s In for 2011

Food trucks flooded our streets and Twitter feeds. Connecticut Avenue welcomed a whole lot of ground-meat options (and then kicked one out.) In an age of comfort food, family-style Italian filled our carb-deprived bellies. But will mobile food, burgers and comfort food dominate 2011? Will small plates finally die? Here's our break down on what […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

With a turn on Top Chef and a nice run under one of the country's most famous chefs, Mike Isabella was just waiting for the right moment to leave his comfortable perch at Zaytinya. That moment will be August 7, when Isabella cooks his last meal at José Andrés' raucous Penn Quarter restaurant. The chef […]

Food News You Can Use: The Sam Kass Is Hot Edition

If there was any theme to Wednesday night's episode of Top Chef D.C., it had to be this: Assistant White House chef Sam Kass is a total, to-die-for hunk, more than deserving of his spot on People magazine's list of the 100 most beautiful people. Serious Eats found Kass good enough to eat: "This week […]

‘Top Chef’ D.C. Episode II: The Bipartisandwich

How many of you felt a slight wave of nausea when Padma used the word, "Bipartisandwich" during the opening minutes of Top Chef D.C. last night? My nausea grew into a full-on case of dry heaves when the quick-fire challenge became the cooking equivalent of a three-legged race: Producers bound two chefs together in a […]

Food News You Can Use: Michelle Obama Edition

The First Lady has been the topic of foodie chatter on two fronts this week — first for her stop at Gramercy Tavern on Thursday, followed shortly thereafter with the launch of the "Michelle Melt" at Good Stuff Eatery. Let's see what the media had to say on these and other urgent foodie matters: Eater […]

Have We Stopped Caring About the Obamas’ Restaurant Visits Already?

So Michelle Obama and the First Family's defacto White House chef, Sam Kass, dined at Oyamel last week, and you know what? The local media didn't Tweet their fingers to a pulp to report every last chip slathered with salsa that crossed the First Lady's lips. Eddie Gehman Kohan, the indefatigable blogger who covers all […]