Pumpkin Soup from Mi Comida Latina

Illustrator Marcella Kriebel Shares A World of Colors and Food

-From Edible DC’s Fall Issue. Story by Marcella Kriebel, special to Edible DC.

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It is a great time of year for buying fresh local pumpkins. There are so many heirlooms varieties of squash and pumpkin that are great for cooking, that choosing one is half the fun. We’re sharing “Locro de Zapallo” from illustrator and cook Marcella Kriebel as an inspiration for a fall soup. The other recipes she mentions can be found in our digital issue here at edibledc.com!

I’ve been blending the concepts of travel and art for most of my life. I remember making my first journal—actually, a sketchbook full of illustrations—documenting a family car trip to Yellowstone when I was 8 years old. It must have been fun, because I’ve been doing it ever since.

Fast-forward 10 years to college, where I majored in studio art … Read More

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Full House at Farewell Party for FRESHFARM Founders

Top Chefs, Mixologists and DC’s Top Food Leaders At Farmland Feast

by Susan Able and AJ Dronkers, Edible DC


FRESHFARM Markets founders Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince on stage with Michael Koch, new Executive Director at FRESHFARM.

Bluegrass lovers, sophisticated cocktail attire, farmers with farmer beards were all in attendance last night at FRESHFARM Markets Farmland Feast, held at the Ritz-Carlton. The annual fundraiser, always one of DC’s top locavore events, was especially significant as the audience paid tribute and a farewell to the two founders, Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince. The sold out event started with the First at the Feast Cocktail Party, then attendees who stayed for the Feast were seated in the ballroom.

Washington Post food editor, Joe Yonan, served as the Master of Ceremonies and new Executive Director, Michael Koch, paid tribute to the legacy of the founders and introduced a video that was made to … Read More

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EdibleDC earns two 2015 MarCom Awards

by Susan Able, Publisher

EdibleDC Magazine was awarded a platinum and gold MarCom Award this week for work on their print and social media.


EdibleDC’s Summer Issue cover won a MarCom Platinum Award and their use of Instagram as a campaign won a Gold Award.

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The MarCom Awards 2015 competition received over 6,500 entries from the United States, Canada and 15 other countries. Winners were selected from over 200 categories in seven forms of media and communication efforts: marketing, publications, marketing/promotion, public service/pro bono, creativity and electronic/interactive. Only 17 percent of winners won the platinum award, and EdibleDC is ecstatic about winning a platinum award for their Summer 2015 issue cover. Just as thrilling was to win a gold award for our EdibleDC Instagram campaign against some cutting edge corporations and nonprofits.PlatinumMARCOM

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by communication professionals. Award winners … Read More

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Edible Recap: Night at the Yards

by Raisa Aziz special to EdibleDC

Food has the power to nourish, inspire and bring people together in the most joyous way. It seems only natural that food was central to Night at the Yards, a celebration and fundraiser for Living Classrooms – a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires young people in the DMV to achieve their potential.

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Their annual celebration is catered by some of the district’s favorite restaurants, breweries and caterers, and quickly becomes an all-you-can-eat-and-drink extravaganza. Yours truly was invited to be a food judge. I accepted. Little did I know that  food judging is hard. Let’s just say that I need to work on my pacing. With local flavors like Takorean, Dirty South Deli and Goodies Frozen Custard and Treats on the ticket, it was hard to say no to seconds! Alex Quarles, Living Classroom’s Director of Development, shared that “our vendors are … Read More

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Washington Roasts, but Mostly Toasts, Tom Colicchio at Celebrity Fundraiser

The Chef's Roast, Union Market, October 26, 2015, photo by Ben Droz.

The Chef’s Roast, Union Market, October 26, 2015, photo by Ben Droz.

Chefs Leverage Their Star Power for Improving Food Policy

By Whitney Pipkin, Edible DC Contributor

Washington rolled out (its best attempt at) a red carpet last night at Union Market’s Dock 5 to leverage the celebrity of dozens of chefs for a cause close to this city’s heart: food policy.

But really they were there to roast Tom Colicchio, the New York City-based chef-owner of Crafted Hospitality and co-founder of Food Policy Action. The organization maintains a scorecard that ranks politicians for their support of better food systems to address the country’s hunger, safety and sustainability issues. The event was the second of its kind (Nora Pouillon was the subject of last year’s roast) to raise support for the Chef Action Network, a separate nonprofit focused on galvanizing chefs for the cause of improved food policy.

Chefs on HillToday, 30 … Read More

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A Dinner in the Vineyard

By Karly Murphy special to EdibleDC


Dinner setting on the lawn at Early Mountain Vineyards.

Dinner under the stars is pretty hard to beat. Even more so when it consists of handsomely prepared, locally-sourced dishes paired with wines grown and made a few hundred feet from the dinner table.


Harvest table at sunset.

Early Mountain’s lower barn before sunset.

Early Mountain’s lower barn before sunset.

Last Friday, a beautiful, crisp October evening, Early Mountain Vineyards hosted their first Winemaker Field Supper in Madison, Virginia. Presented by winemaker Ben Jordan and Chef Harrison Keevil of Charlottesville’s Brookville restaurant, along stylists Joy Jaynes of Mornings Like These and Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something.

The night began with a glass of sparkling Virginia wine and a stroll through the vineyard to the barn, where we enjoyed a selection of hors d’oeuvres around a fire pit as the sun went down. Rappahannock oysters, kim kim glazed pork … Read More

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Washington’s Critics Dish about Guiding our Dining Decisions


Photo Credit: Kyle Schmitz

Inside the Minds of DC’s Top Food Critics

By Whitney Pipkin, Edible DC contributor

Phyllis Richman may be retired from her reign over DC’s dining scene, but the former Washington Post food critic still delivered the most memorable punch lines — including a tale about dropping her pants to get into a restaurant — at an event that brought five Washington-area dining reviewers together to dish about their jobs on Sunday night.

Hosted by the Smithsonian Associates in collaboration with Konnected Media Group’s Kyle Schmitz, the evening drew a packed house to the Navy Memorial (and they weren’t just there for sips from Todd Thrasher and Gina Chersevani).

On what other occasion do Washingtonians get to not only ask the critics their burning questions but also see the most well known among them in unabashed disguise and candor?

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Stefanie Gans won the costume … Read More

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Behind the Scenes: Savory S’more Cover

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by AJ Dronkers, EdibleDC Associate Publisher

Some people called us crazy for starting EdibleDC Magazine a little over a year and half ago. As we ran the idea past friends and mentors, hearing “isn’t print dead?” wasn’t uncommon. Despite the fear we took the entrepreneurial plunge backed by our award winning Edible Community. Releasing each issue is like dropping your kids off at the first day of school, you question all your decisions from editorial to design. The good news, after a year and a half with lots of bumps and bruises we are thriving.

The DC community has embraced our vision of promoting our local farmers, artisans, chefs and we’ve built a family among the creative community of writers, photographers, stylist, and designers. One of our greatest pleasures is hearing your feedback especially when we release the new cover. The recent Fall Savory S’more cover generated some of the … Read More

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Long Black Veil Beer Released Among Strangers, Friends


Port City Brewing Hosts a Release Party with a Spooky Theme

By Hope Nelson, special to EdibleDC

At first blush, it seems a bit odd to throw a party to commemorate the anniversary of a stranger’s death. But it gets stranger when you add the fact that this is the 199th anniversary of said death … and that the stranger is in fact the legendary Female Stranger of Alexandria … and a local 21st-century brewery has released a beer in her honor … well, it’s still odd. But it’s incredibly festive!

HopeNelsonPartyCrowdSuch was the scene at Gadsby’s Tavern on Wednesday, Oct. 14, as Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co. released the second edition of its Long Black Veil Black IPA. Some of the festivity stemmed from the fact that Port City is the recent winner of three awards at the Great American Beer Festival, including Small Brewing Company of the … Read More

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Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

 by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher EdibleDC


I was enjoying my weekly tradition of watching Whine About It video series – the topic this week, “The Worst Things About Fall”.

Between laughing and listening to an internet rant about fake pumpkin favors a la Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, I realized I’ve seen far too many basic pumpkin recipes being spread across the internet. These pumpkin popups sometimes even just use pumpkin spice as a stand-in for the real thing, too many of these things are really just lazy cooking where brands pay online sites to gin up recipes so that they too can hop on the pumpkin spice train in the hope they go viral.

To restore my faith in cooking I reached out to our baking muse, Meredith Tomason, of RareSweets, and asked her for an inspired pumpkin recipe. What she gave me defied my expectations – mini … Read More

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