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Nibbles and Sips Around Town ~ February 2019

Jordan Wright February 2019

Flower Child ~ Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill ~ CHIKO ~ Izakaya Khan Japanese Kitchen & Bar ~ Sen Khao ~ Mama Chang

February usually slows down a bit around here, but not this year. Ignoring the usual dire winter weather forecasts (“One inch of snow forecast for our area! […]

Elegant Cuisine Solutions Dinner at the French Embassy in Washington, DC Stars Sous Vide Inventor Bruno Goussault

Jordan Wright January 17, 2019

Alexandria-based Cuisine Solutions will commemorate International Sous Vide Day on January 26, 2019. The celebration honors the birthdate of Cuisine Solutions chief scientist Bruno Goussault, the “father” of sous-vide cooking and founder of the Culinary Research & Education Academy (CREA). Sous vide is the revolutionary cooking technique in […]

A Weekend Getaway To Staunton, Virginia

Jordan Wright April 20, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

At The Shack

My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton (pronounced “Staan’-tun”, please and thank you) was hatched last year when I heard of a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in a tiny […]

Cookbooks From the Heart

Jordan Wright December 16, 2013

Dozens of fascinating and inspiring cookbooks have landed on our desks this year. Some from new writers, others from established authors, all eager to bring you into their kitchens and bars to tantalize you with recipes both retro and re-imagined. I’ve tried to pick out a […]