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Food in the 'Hood

By Joel Denker *

Former InTowner Food Writer Joel Denker’s New Book Published

On December 3, 2015, Dupont Circle’s Glen’s Garden Market at 20th & S Streets, NW hosted a preview event of the wonderfully engaging and informative new book by Joel Denker, The Carrot Purple and Other Curious Stories of the Food We Eat. To learn more about this book, visit the author’s “Food Passages” blog.

NOV - Denker book coverAfter more than 25 years contributing his popular series to The InTowner, known in its early years at “The Ethnic Bazaar” and later as “Food in the ‘Hood,” Joel Denker decided devote his energies to not only researching & writing this new book as well as producing an expanded output of food writing. We have been honored that this well-known scholar of the history of food had chosen us to be the publisher of his highly readable and informative essays which always pointed our readers to neighborhood restaurants and purveyors of specialty foods in keeping with our mission of hyper-local reporting; many of those essays served as springboards for essays in this book.

Archive ~ May, 2010 – July 2014

The “Queen of Spices”: Tasting Cardamom Part 2

“The Queen of Spices”: Tasting Cardamom – Part 1

Hidden Punch: Cumin’s Untold Story

Head of Its Class: The Cabbage

The “Stinking Rose”: The Glories of Garlic

Cracking the Walnut

A Fine Feathered Friend: The Wonders of Dill

The Lentil: “Poor Man’s Meat”