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August 2020


Food in the 'Hood

By Joel Denker

The “Lascivious” Leaf: The Allure of Arugula

What would people think of me, I remembered, when I first began trying arugula? It seems like ancient history now, but there was a time when there was a stigma attached to the rarefied leaf. Consuming arugula marked you as an elitist, an effete snob. During his first campaign, President ...

The “Nail Incense”: Uncovering the Clove — Part II

The “Nail Incense”: Uncovering the Clove – Part I

A Rose by Any Other Name

Sweet for Sour Oranges

Gift of the Gods: The Pear – Part II

Gift of the Gods: The Pear – Part I

“Sweet Wood”: Cinnamon – Part II

“Sweet Wood”: Cinnamon – Part I

“What the Angels Eat”: The Watermelon — Part II

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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