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Food for Thought: King’s Day Facts to Feast On

King’s Day Facts to Feast On From Virginia to Louisiana, how January 6 lends itself to celebration and history  Unbeknownst to many, today – January 6 is one of the most historically-rich days in the calendar year, marking the Epiphany, King’s Day, notable marriages, the official beginning … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: A Place a Boy Could Not Forget – Cuba

As I sit here at my neighborhood pool, listening to my sons playing in the water, my eyelids grow a bit heavy with the repetitive sounds of their voices mixed … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chef to Chef

One of the great successes of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is the way it brings chefs together who aren’t conventionally ‘Southern.’ Chefs from all over the region, from … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

SIMONE SEZ: Guest Blogger Chef David Guas on Southern Camaraderie at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

“‘Brutha Act’  My confidant and closest friend is in Atlanta – if you have any interest in food in that town, you’ve heard of Linton Hopkins. We’ve both gotten so … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day desserts around DC

Aside from the “true love” and “kisses,” the sweetest part of Valentine’s Day is definitely the blissfully delicious desserts. That’s why we decided to do a little V-day roundup of … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chef David Guas returns to Today Show

In case you missed it live, chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery graced the Today Show with his presence last week and took everyone back to … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Small towns, big trends

Howdy, folks! Reporting to you live from small-town Washington D.C. Last week’s post got me thinking about the rise of small-town barbecue onto a national culinary scene—a trend that was compelling … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: A blast from Easters past

Easter just seems the perfect time to whip out old pictures. I know I’m late on “Throwback Thursday,” but quite frankly, I like to throwback to old pictures any day … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Mardi Gras Takes to Arlington

Well hello there! Happy Mardi Gras to all! We decided to start celebrating bright and early this morning. It was barely 7 a.m., and we had the whole crew out … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Bayou Bakery Brings the Heat

What is it that draws us to hot and spicy foods? Let’s take hot wings, for instance (and I mean the hot ones). The first bite brings a little tingling … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Inaugural Sips & Eats

Today is the day! President Barack Obama has once again taken the oath of office, marking the start of his second term as president. The inaugural festivities have, for the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Inaugural Blast from the Past

Yet again, another inauguration is here. There’s a unique energy about this place as outsiders join the ranks of Washingtonians, here to witness the historical event. I came across a … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Chefs Share: Santa’s Favorite Treats

Have you ever sat down and thought—really thought—about how amazing the work of Santa Claus is? I mean, here we have someone who hits every house around the world in … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: 12-12-12 National Cocoa Day—Toys 4 Treats

At the end of October, a number of cities along the East coast were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Needless to say it stuck a chord with me, given the impact … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Thanksgiving: Fusing Traditions

When I say Thanksgiving, I’m sure a number of memories and traditions come flooding to mind: Grandma cooking in the kitchen, deep fried turkey, braised collards, sweet potato tarts. (Those … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roots of New Orleans

Talk about amazing… I can’t help but to follow up with a quick recap of last weekend’s Roots of Music event. Music, and especially jazz, is at the core of … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Orleans Jazz in DC’s Backyard

New Orleans has clearly been on my mind lately, but I’m shifting my focus to a more positive note. A musical note. There’s something about the vibrancy of the New … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment
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