Category: Local Cooks

Farm Market Maven Graduates to Brick and Mortar

“I work 120 hours a week,” says Jennifer Brown. “But it feels like only 90!” The baker, package wrapper, deliverer, bookkeeper, and dishwasher of Cupcakes Lounge seems to have unlimited energy and simply loves what she does. And, as she will happily explain, her baking business is the realization of her dreams. A resident of […]

Rosario Gamboa and Canela Bakery — Yummy with a Mexican Flair

If you are one of those folks who craves delicious baked goods — from croissants to cakes, pies, doughnuts, and even churros — take a right-hand turn and head straight to Canela Bakery in Gaithersburg. There, you can feast your eyes on and treat your palate with a huge assortment of treats to round out […]

Meet Katherine Newell Smith — if you haven’t already!

Women in the food world may have many traits: outgoing, energetic, super-busy, very talented, ultra-organized. But one local culinary expert can claim them all…and more! Her name: Katherine Newell Smith. Indeed, she seems to know nearly everyone in the metro-area food scene…and beyond! After all, she is a long-time food publicist with an extensive local […]

Lisa Yockelson — Baker Extraordinaire

Describing D.C. baker Lisa Yockelson as a genius might sound overstated. But, in truth, she is one of the country’s most notable baking experts — author of several prize-winning baking books and with a small army of devout baking followers. Wondering how she develops her outstanding recipes is a puzzle, indicating that her mind races […]

Janet Terry and her Community Farmers Market

Twenty years ago, one of the first major farmers markets — the FRESHFARMS Dupont Circle market — opened in Washington, DC. Since then, nearly 200 farmers markets have opened in the metro area, and perhaps one of the most popular ones — at least, in Maryland — is the Olney Farmers & Artists Market in […]

I scream … You scream … We all scream … for Moorenkos!

Wait! What? That not the rhyme! But for local ice cream fanatics, the name “Moorenko’s” does have a rhyme of its own — local and yummy. Owner Susan Soorenko started the brand in a McLean ice cream store about 15 years ago. Her product now gets churned and frozen in Silver Spring. And the brand […]

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