Category Archives: reviews

DC Restaurant Week – Willow Review

I recently had the good fortune of dining at Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year nominee Willow in the Ballston area of Arlington.  Willow uses locally sourced American ingredients with French and Italian techniques to create an array of incredibly tasty … Continue reading

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MUFAs, PUFAs, and EFAs, Oh My!

Pardon my lack of posting but I have been less than enthusiastic about food lately, because I am eating less of it.  Yeah, that’s right.  I bought the book.  Not because I am vain, but strictly because I no longer wish to … Continue reading

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Ginger Scallion Chicken (ahem, on a can)

While doing research for a cook book, I discovered an editorial review for the book Momofuku, written on Amazon.  The review included a recipe by David Chang himself, for some crazy-good ginger scallion sauce for noodles.  I just had to make it.  I printed, I planned, I drooled … Continue reading

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Ricotta Calzones

Last week, Mr. Cheese had a hankering for a good old fashioned calzone.  In keeping with my love affair with Cook’s Illustrated, we dug out the Italian Favorites issue and promptly went to work.  While I do love the theory behind … Continue reading

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Thincrust Pizza Dough: Attempt #2

The holidays came and went at the Cheese house and a beautiful time was had by all.  The kids converged on the home front for a few days and the Soldiercheese brought along his girlfriend.  We laughed, we cried, we made … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Vespucci in Fairfax

Walk through the front door at Vespucci, an Italian restaurant in Fairfax, and if you time your visit right you’ll catch the live entertainment that plays there on occasion.  Ample seating offers a perfect view of the small stage and there … Continue reading

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TV Review: Iron Chef Jr. Goes Porkie

Bacon steak, folks?  Really?  When I first realized the finalists on last night’s episode of The Next Food Network Star were going to be challengers on the Iron Chef, I grew excited, sat up in my chair and paid even closer attention than … Continue reading

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