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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 ...

    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”

    Joel Denker, a Peace Corp volunteer in Africa many years ago, is the author of Capital Flavors: Exploring Washington's Ethnic Restaurants (1988, Seven Locks Press), which evolved from his series in this newspaper two decades ago, known then as "The Ethnic Bazaar." He is also the author of The World on a Plate: A Tour Through the History of America's Ethnic Cuisine (paperback, 2007 / University of Nebraska Press), in which part of one chapter was drawn from articles that originally had appeared in this space. In addition, he has written about ethnic food for the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Enquirer, Washingtonian, as well as continuing his monthly food column with The InTowner.

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