Counter Intelligence

Five on Food: Articles from the Wednesday Dining Pages

Posted in District of Columbia by melissamccart on June 24, 2009

1) Chefs On the Rise. Washington Post. My months long research on chefs who bake their own bread in DC.

2) A Beer, Please and a (Good) Menu. New York Times. Beer deserves respect, says the Times. Part of why it’s not getting any is because food offerings are lackluster. Lucky for us, DC has terrific beer and food pairings at Rustico, Belga and Brasserie Beck. Here’s one foodie realm where we’re ahead of the curve. As much as I love sausage, I’m happy we have more of a range to choose from in our spots.

3) Train Chefs Keep Quality on Track. LA Times. “Most rail chefs are independent contractors, in demand for their skill in preparing gourmet meals while hurtling along at high speeds, which can play all kinds of tricks on food. Imagine trying to cook while standing in an earthquake simulator, and you get the idea.”

4) Library Lunch. Boston Globe. The library is the hot Back Bay lunch spot. Now I’m wishing for transcendant lunch at the Library of Congress. Possible?

5) Peach Perfection. San Francisco Chronicle. Terrific tips for storing peaches as well as some great recipes. (Though I’m most craving a peach mostarda lately.)

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  1. Colleen said, on June 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    As an LC employee, I recommend you run, not walk, away from the cafeteria there. The food service is terrible. Transcendent? Not possible.

    But after you have a nice lunch at Pete’s (try the Vietnamese-inspired veggie combo…it’s different every day!) on 2nd St., come on over to the Jefferson Building and check out our new interactive exhibitions!

    full disclosure: I am not a PR flack for the Library or for Pete’s. Just trying to save you the horror of the LC cafeteria, and turn you on to a great little diner!

  2. Nayirpro said, on June 25, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Food service terrilble cause many food service company was born..

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