True Food

Food is what sustains us. It brings us joy, it comforts us, it brings us together, it helps us express our love. Too often, we forget this. It becomes a 5-minute scramble before work, a gluttonous frenzy, a mindless ritual in front of the television, a nutrition label. Sustainably grown food that is good for the earth is also good for our bodies. That’s what we need. That’s what you’ll find here.

Michelin Guide Website: The Ultimate Crème Brûlée Guide

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From the Michelin Guide Website by Lani Furbank. “Crème brûlée is one of the most quintessential French classics. Chef Raphael Francois, executive chef and partner of Le DeSales, remembers learning how to make the foundational dish while working under his first mentor, chef…
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On Tap Magazine: Himitsu’s Secret Sauce

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From On Tap Magazine‘s Winter Issue by Lani Furbank: “Himitsu has racked up more than a dozen national and local awards, nominations and recognitions in their first year of business, from a James Beard nomination and a spot-on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list to multiple 30 under…
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On Tap Magazine: Top 20 Spots of 2017

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From On Tap Magazine‘s Winter Issue by Lani Furbank: “The continued growth of the DC food scene in 2017 was studded with expanded global influences, boundary-pushing trends, game-changing construction projects and buzzy new restaurants that turned into instant classics. Chefs brought fresh…
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DC Refined: 15 vegetarian standouts to devour right now

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From DC Refined by Lani Furbank: “Whether you’re a diehard vegetarian or just someone who’s trying to stick to a new year’s resolution to eat healthier, adding more plants to your diet is a great idea. However, as many veg veterans will tell…
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Eater DC: 17 Warming Cocktails to Drink Right Now

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From Eater DC by Lani Furbank: “Winter is here, and so are the frigid temps. That means bars are heating up their cocktails to offer relief for frozen hands and rosy cheeks. Find a winterized patio stocked with fire pits and blankets to…
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Eater DC: 16 Boozy Coffee Drinks to Savor Right Now

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From Eater DC by Lani Furbank: “Coffee and alcohol are two of mankind’s great vices — or necessities, depending on who’s asking. Each have their own life-giving properties, but put them together and the result is cocktail magic. A spiked coffee drink includes…
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Edible DC: Holiday Cookies from Cowbell Kitchen

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From Edible DC by Lani Furbank: “After more than two decades working as a professional pastry chef, Cheryl Strasser decided it was time to retire and slow down a bit. Instead of hitting the brakes, Strasser hit the gas. She bought a…
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