Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Historic Restaurants of Washington DC - Capital Eats - cover

Historic Restaurants of Washington DC - Capital Eats

John DeFerrari

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Discover the culinary heritage of America’s capitol with this guide to Washington, D.C.’s historic restaurants and storied local eateries.   While today’s foodies enjoy the latest culinary trends of Logan Circle and the H Street corridor, Washington's first true restaurants opened around 1830. Waves of immigrants introduced a global mix of ingredients to the capital’s eager palates by opening eateries like the venerable China Doll Gourmet and Cleveland Park's Roma Restaurant.   By the twentieth century, the variety and quality of cuisine was astounding. Diners could have tea at Garfinckel's Greenbrier or lunch at local favorites such as Little Tavern Diner or Ben's Chili Bowl. For an elegant evening, fine restaurants like Rive Gauche and the Monocle satisfied the most sophisticated gastronome.   With careful research and choice recipes, “Streets of Washington” blogger John DeFerrari chronicles the culinary and social history of the capital through its restaurants, tasting his way from the lavish Gilded Age dining halls of the Willard Hotel to the Hot Shoppe's triple-decker Mighty Mo.
Available since: 02/11/2009.
Print length: 131 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts - Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Cookies Cakes Muffins Scones Pies Puddings Breads and Pizzas - cover

    Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking...

    Kelly E. Keough

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Have your cake and eat healthy too with this collection of easy and tasty recipes that are gluten-free, sugar-free, and guilt-free. Standard baked goods come with a hefty price on your health—weight gain, cholesterol, and diabetes, as well as allergies for many people. Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts shows how to bring taboo treats back to the baking sheet with mouth-watering recipes that transform diet-busting favorites into guilt-free wonders. Following a wholesome approach that avoids quick-metabolizing ingredients, this book presents recipes for delicious desserts and breads that are as satisfying as they are good for the body. Discover the easy and tasty way to bake with healthy alternatives: • Replace wheat with arrowroot, buckwheat, or quinoa flour • Eliminate sugar by sweetening with agave, yacón, or steviaSugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts offers over ninety delicious and nutritious recipes for:• Cinnamon Rolls • Chocolate Chip Cookies • Old-Fashioned Raspberry Thumbprints • Almond Joy Truffles • Carob Chip Scones • Mexican Wedding Cakes • Corn Bread • Peanut Butter Waffles • Zucchini Bread • Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie• Fudge Brownies
    Show book
  • Ice Cream Under The Influence - cover

    Ice Cream Under The Influence

    Becky Rasmussen

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A boozy ice cream drink can be a fun and delicious addition to any occasion. This book contains a collection of prepare-ahead ice cream drink recipes to make entertaining simple and easy. Each recipe is accompanied by garnish suggestions to help make your drinks look as fancy as they do in a restaurant and impress.Features: Small Batch Conversion RecipesAlcohol-Free OptionsGarnish Suggestions
    Show book
  • Dinner Déjà Vu - Southern Tonight French Tomorrow - cover

    Dinner Déjà Vu - Southern...

    Jennifer Hill Booker

    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    The acclaimed chef and author of Field Peas to Foie Gras offers a unique approach to home cooking inspired by Southern and French cuisine.  
     
    Chef Jennifer Hill Booker learned to cook Southern-style food before studying French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She noticed that rustic French and Southern dishes use many of the same ingredients, and that she could add flare to her favorite Southern dishes by using French techniques.  
     
    In Dinner Déjà Vu, Booker shares her own home cooking and meal planning secrets—including grocery lists and time-saving tips—showing readers how to take full advantage of the overlap between these different cooking styles. The recipes are paired to make grocery shopping simple and cost-effective, with certain recipes even using leftovers from the previous night’s dinner.
    Show book
  • So Fast So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook - More Than 725 Fresh Delicious Recipes for Electric and Stovetop Pressure Cookers - cover

    So Fast So Easy Pressure Cooker...

    Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufman

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The ultimate cookbook for electric and stovetop pressure cookers, showing you how to prepare over 725 tasty & easy recipes in little time. With recipes for everything from homemade baby food to delectable desserts, So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook contains over 725 foolproof recipes for soups, stews, and braises, as well as grains, beans, vegetables, and so much more, all ready in a fraction of the time they would take in the oven or simmered on stovetop. It will change the way you cook! Praise for So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook “Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann have done it again! So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including 7-minute risottos, 5-minute chilis, and hearty stews ready in just 15 minutes. This book is a winner for anyone who is just starting out with the pressure cooker, as well as for more experienced cooks looking for fresh and exciting recipes for this wonderful cooker.” —Diane Phillips, author ofThe Everyday Rice Cooker “I confess. I own a French cocotte (pressure cooker) that I've never used. I've been too scared. Now, with this deeply intelligent and knowledgeable book at my side, I'm ready to do what I've watched my French friends do with aplomb for years: cook with a pressure cooker. I'll be making rich, deeply flavored beef stock in 1 hour instead of 12, and whipping up an unctuous dish of Veal Marengo in less than 15 minutes. Soup for dinner? Give me 5 to 7 minutes. I can't say enough good things about this book. The opening chapter, all about pressure cookers, is alone worth the price of the book.” —Georgeanne Brennan, owner of La Vie Rustic–Sustainable Living in the French Style, and author of Williams Sonoma Essentials of French Cooking  “I’ve read every page of this terrific new book, and every single recipe. It is a consummate guide to the technical aspects of the pressure cooker, providing answers to any question one could conceivably have about this important—and overlooked—piece of equipment all of us should own in the interest of energy conservation. The recipes are masterful and inspired. [Hensperger and Kaufmann] are from the old school of cookbook writers who speak to you from a profound base of knowledge, love, and understanding about the art, history, and science of cooking. So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook offers delectable and inspired food for the home cook.” —Julie Della Croce, author of Italian Home Cooking
    Show book
  • Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life - cover

    Recipes and Dreams from an...

    Tessa Kiros

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Experience Italy in this inspired collection of simple and practical recipes from the author of Provence to Pondicherry. 
     
    No one does beautiful cookbooks like Tessa Kiros, and her track record speaks for itself. In Recipes for an Italian Life, the beloved author celebrates the heritage of the country she has chosen to call home. This whimsically feminine book is a tribute to the women in our lives–mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers–and the important lessons we learn from them. With accessible, delicious recipes ranging from robust family dishes to quirky cakes and old-fashioned sauces and preserves, this book is a precious heirloom for today. The chapters are based on rooms and items in the home, such as the bread oven; vegetable patch; snack box; pasta pot; meat, fish, and chicken in the dining room; and the ice box. Some of the recipes include: Basil Liqueur, Sweet Pizza, Artichoke and Herb Soup, Potato and Truffle Purses, Roast Rabbit with Grapes, Chickpeas with Prawns, Marmalade Cake, and Cappuccino Ice Cream. 
     
    Praise for Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life 
     
    “Hundreds of cookbooks are published each year but only a handful of them truly transport the reader into another time and place. Here Kiros…does just that, whisking readers off to Italy, where they’re welcomed into the kitchens of a number of Italian matriarchs to discuss life, love, and cooking. . . . Those looking for reliable, time-tested recipes for the classics will find this to be a treasure trove. Kiros has created the literary equivalent of an exuberant Italian mother-in-law, and though it’s sure to find a welcome place on many a bookshelf, it won’t likely remain shelved for long.” —Publishers Weekly 
     
    “Masterfully designed and photographed, Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life is an authentic Italian keepsake.” —Foreword Reviews
    Show book
  • The body is doing what it has too and I am doing what I have too - cover

    The body is doing what it has...

    Brahma Khumaris

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Recently I experienced a major stroke. I was completely paralyzed on the right side of my body. It was a “Stroke” of good fortune. This is our opportunity as Brahmins, to transform those which others would view as tragedy into an accumulation of power and blessings. My first thought when I was laying in the hospital, on the first day was “where the hell is Baba when you need him?” I had a typical, unknowledgeable, weak, and powerless reaction, which caused sorrow. The second day, an instrument sister brought a murli and read it to me in which Baba answered me saying “Baba only helps those who have courage”. Now my thought was “I have the most courage of anyone I know.” And I decided at that moment to put it into practice. Instead of the old bhakti sanskars playing their endless tune of begging for help etc. I decided to claim my rights as a child of the king. Instantly I found myself in Baba’s lap. Never did he leave me after that, nor did I leave him. Baba has told us that if we take one small step of courage, he will carry us another thousand etc. That was my practical experience.
    Show book