Dining

“Why American Food Used to Be So Bad and Other Lessons From Tyler Cowen”

“Why American Food Used to Be So Bad and Other Lessons From Tyler Cowen”

For the past four years, I’ve been ordering the most unappatizing sounding item on the menu when I eat at nice restaurants. This counterintuitive advice from Tyler Cowen’s 2007 book Discover Your Inner Economist has worked surprisingly well. Cowen’s newest book, An Economist Gets Lunch, is a combination of practical eating advice like this, and […]

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese Restaurants

Restaurants have a very long history in China. At a time when fine food in western Europe was confined to a handful of great monasteries, the Song Dynasty capital, Kaifeng, supported hundreds of commercial food businesses and a rich gourmet culture…. photo credit: C John Thompson Some of the city’s restaurants were so renowned that […]

DC Restaurant Week: August 16-22

DC Restaurant Week: August 16-22

The 16th biannual Restaurant Week will take place August 16-22, during which patrons can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at certain locations around the city. Since it’s 2010, prices for three-course lunch meals are $20.10, while dinner is $35.10 — beverages, tax and gratuity are not included, however. Check out the full list of the […]

“Dhondra” Rib Roast

“Dhondra” Rib Roast

Here’s Mrs. Meisner’s delicious Italian rub, enough for a four-bone roast. If your roast is larger, add more stuff. Remove the leaves from fresh rosemary (a little more than one cup) and chop them with a sharp knife. Add eight fat cloves of roughly chopped garlic, the zest of four lemons, the juice of one […]

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Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup, modified 2 cup dried split peas and/or beans 4 Medium onions 6-10 zucchini 3 stalks leek 2 lbs carrots 2 bunches celery 1 cup raw cashews 3 tbsp vegetable base stock (Vege Base by Vogue) 2 pkg mushrooms 6 oz texturized vegetable protein (TVP) Simmer beans in covered pot in […]

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Easy Chicken Stew – for people who don’t “cook”

Easy Chicken Stew – for people who don’t “cook”

Take 1 whole chicken, place it in a large pot of water until the entire chicken is covered. If desired put in Italian seasoning until it seems right – probably 2 tablespoons. Put on low boil for 2 to 3 hours. (Go watch a game on TV, read a book, blog, go out, whatever, the […]

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Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Al Swift

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Al Swift

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Al Swift (bio), a former Member of Congress, shares his favorites. Five most interesting places to visit Washington’s Tomb or what was supposed to be that. It […]

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Steve Roberts

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Steve Roberts

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Steve Roberts (bio), a journalist, political commentator, and the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, shares his […]

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Bill Noxon

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Bill Noxon

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Bill Noxon (bio), a public relations practitioner, shares his favorites. Favorite Places to Visit My work led me to a couple of these choices after having more […]

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Chuck Cushman

Faculty Favorites: Dining and Places – Chuck Cushman

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite things about living in our nation’s capital. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites” Chuck Cushman (bio), an associate professor and director of the Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs program at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, […]