What It MeansCatillation is an obsolete word meaning: to lick one's plate. It has nothing to do with cats, except that they catillate quite a bit.
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I live in Maryland, and it’s usually easy to forget that it’s a border state. You can’t get more liberal than Montgomery County; you wouldn’t catch anybody smoking inside a building, for instance. But then I was sitting at this … Continue reading
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, Zahav, A World of Israeli Cooking, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015 Michael Solomonov is the chef and part owner of the Israeli restaurant Zahav in Philadelphia. He is also the author of its eponymous cookbook, … Continue reading
New, Return, Rebirth: Innovation on Your Plate at the Smithsonian Food History Weekend October 22-24, 2015
There was more to the Smithsonian Food History Weekend than I was privy to. Too bad, but the Gala at which the first Julia Child Award was (fittingly) bestowed upon Jacques Pepin was beyond my price point. There was plenty … Continue reading
2015 marks the 25th year since the Mexican Cultural Institute’s establishment. To honor that silver anniversary, the first program of Pati Jinich’s culinary series this year focused on the Silver Route of Northern Mexico. Aguascalientes, Guanajuato , Queretaro, San Luis Potosí: … Continue reading
This year’s Folklife Festival was constrained in both space and scope. Squeezed onto the Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets, it focused on only one subject: Peru. But, just as a magnifying glass may concentrate attention on a small but … Continue reading
If you could sum up Nora Pouillon in one word, would it be “stubborn?” She is known for her single-minded determination to run her professional and personal life the way she sees fit. How about “obsessed?” everything in her restaurant, … Continue reading
I don’t usually start an article by dropping names, but I couldn’t help myself. So many shining lights of the local and national firmament in one place! They almost outshone the food. Almost. New this year at Sips: alcoholic elevators. … Continue reading
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Mars Chocolate North America sponsored an evening program and reception in advance of the Power of Chocolate Festival in March. In the interest of testing the theory that there can never … Continue reading
The food truck scene in our area has exploded in the last few years. Time was, if you wanted more than a hot dog when dining al fresco in downtown DC, you were out of luck. And try finding food … Continue reading
“She’s prettier in person,” the middle-aged man next to me whispered. He was right. Francine Segan, cookbook author, host of the TV series Americans who Love Italy, expert on Italian cuisine, stood at the lectern wearing a beautifully-embroidered coat. She … Continue reading