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Chef Kwame Onwuachi: Top Chef to Chef at the Top
In D.C., a city already filled with extraordinary restaurants, Kwame Onwuachi is about to launch The Shaw Bijou. The chef talks about his high-concept, limited-seating restaurant with an unusual menu inspired by his own life experiences, and offers a sneak peak of The Shaw Bijou’s menu. A tasting follows the program.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:45 PM
A Taste of Japan
Join Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) for a preview of their upcoming series Taste of Japan, which follows their search for the ingredients, the people, and the traditions behind the country’s exquisite cuisine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Shuck Beans, Stack Cake, and Chocolate Gravy: Food Traditions of the Mountain South
Food writer and cooking teacher Sheri Castle, who hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, explores the rich history and heritage of the foodways of the Mountain South, a region whose cuisine—long overlooked or misunderstood—is riding the wave of new attention.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The World of Spices
Lior Lev Sercarz knows exactly how to spice up your life—and your cooking. New York City’s “wizard of spice” shares spice history, how-tos for creating your own blends, cooking inspirations, and other flavorful tips from his new book, The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM
I’ll Take a Manhattan: Cocktails of the Gilded Age
As the robber barons were making millions, bartenders around the country were making something that was also in demand: the cocktail. Join author and cocktail historian Philip Greene in a spirited discussion of the cocktails of the Gilded Age and sample four delicious cocktails of the era.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Christmas Markets of Europe: A Festive Stroll
Take a vicarious stroll through some of Europe’s charming Christmas markets in a delightful evening filled with holiday music and a reception highlighting European-inspired specialties and traditional holiday sweets.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM