Tag Archives: Joan Nathan

Jerusalem of Gold: Zahav, The Restaurant, Event and Cookbook

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

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Jose and Carla and Joan and Alice: Saturday Night Sips 2015

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

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Whirlwind World Tour at the Embassy Chef Challenge

The Embassy Chef Challenge is an annual benefit supporting the free programs and events provided by Cultural Tourism DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Washington DC’s art, culture and heritage. This is a unique advantage of living in the … Continue reading

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Good Food and Drink for a Good Cause

This year’s Saturday Night Sips was held once again at the Newseum, and it once again featured an array of creative cocktails, nibbles from the area’s trendy restaurants, and artisanal, handcrafted food by hopeful, entrepreneurial purveyors.    Some new features: a … Continue reading

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR SIPS & SUPPERS

Last year, I reported on these two related events  in this space (see My Amazing Alice Waters Weekend Parts 3 and 4).  This year’s events promise to be just as enjoyable for participants and beneficial for the two charities doing such … Continue reading

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My Amazing Alice Waters Weekend – Part 3: Saturday Night Sips

As I was walking down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Newseum, I heard rumbling behind me.  I turned to see a large ham mounted on an armature rolling past, flanked by two chefs from Zaytinya.  It was the twin of the … Continue reading

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My Amazing Alice Waters Weekend – Part 1: The Conversation

It started on Friday evening, January 20, at the National Portrait Gallery. Alice Waters is one of the seminal influences on food in this country.  She sparked a food revolution with her Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley – it was … Continue reading

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Joan Nathan’s Search Rewarded

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France Joan Nathan is one of this country’s leading authorities on Jewish cooking.  Her previous books, from The Flavor of Jerusalem (published in 1974), through Jewish Cooking in America and … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, Part 1: The Chefs

At the Washington Convention Center November 5 and 6, a mix of vendors, big-name personality shows, cooking demos and wine tasting.  Here follows a thoroughly idiosyncratic review of the things I found most interesting. Unfortunately, the personality I had most … Continue reading

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