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Category: Local Cooks

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 […]

Tea for Two … or Twenty … or More!

Next to water, tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Whether it is green tea or one of today’s composite tea blends, a cuppa’ tea — hot or iced — warms the soul and delights the moment. And one of the most notable area proponents of tea is Laurie Bell, of […]

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