Author Archives: Ibti

About Ibti

Just your friendly neighborhood food educator.... (

Rooting DC is Feb 18… donate, volunteer, or simply attend!

Rooting DC, the District’s own annual urban gardening forum, is just a few weeks away and the event needs your help in making this year’s event a success! (Rooting DC has always been totally run by volunteers so it can … Continue reading

Posted in Metro DC Events | Leave a comment

Dec 14: stock up on staples at Whole Foods to make healthy food accessible to all in DC!

Fellow food lovers, this is your chance to stock up on all of the things you’ve been meaning to pick up at Whole Foods! Olive oil, maple syrup, wine, bulk nuts for baking cookies, chicken stock for savory soups… all … Continue reading

Posted in Metro DC Events | Leave a comment

What’s in season: BUTTERNUT SQUASH!

Believe it or not, a few farmers’ market are still open this time of year. (Dupont Circle and Takoma Park markets are open on Sundays year-round, and my own Columbia Heights market runs every Saturday through mid-December.) While milk, eggs, … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Get involved with Slow Food DC!

Yesterday afternoon, Slow Food DC held a committee fair — a chance for those interested in becoming more involved with SFDC either as a board member or committee participant to learn more about what we do — at MLK library. … Continue reading

Posted in News | 1 Comment

What’s in season: KALE!

I don’t know quite how bananas got the reputation as being Nature’s Perfect Food. In my mind, that title should go to kale. Raw, massaged, steamed, stir-fried, chopped into soups, stews, quiches… kale is infinitely adaptable, crazy healthy, and surprisingly … Continue reading

Posted in News | 1 Comment

Slow Food, Hot Spices: Indian Cooking From The Hearth

Come learn about Indian vegetarian cooking with noted novelist, writer, and culinary adventurer, Nani Power. Bring along a dish to share for the potluck afterward! What: A free talk, book reading/signing, and potluck When: Sunday, Nov 13 from 4:30-6:30pm Where: … Continue reading

Posted in Past Events | 5 Comments

Taste tested, snail approved

Yesterday marked the first ever Slow Food DC “Snail of Approval” awards ceremony, and what a ceremony it was — an opportunity to celebrate 40 local purveyors of responsibly produced, meticulously crafted, and downright delectable food. The rain held off, … Continue reading

Posted in Past Events | Leave a comment

Sept 15: Do good while eating well at Brainfood’s annual Grill-off fundraiser

What could be more fun than watching teams of award-winning chefs, amateur grilling aficionados, and Brainfood program graduates compete for the Brainfood Skillet Award and the Brainfoodie Choice Award? Might I suggest enjoying cool drinks, tasty food, and a silent … Continue reading

Posted in Metro DC Events | Leave a comment

July 30: Basil Bonanza at Marion Street Garden

Okay, DC area foodies, here’s a challenge for you: what can you make with a mound of fresh basil? I mean besides pesto? Put on your thinking caps and your aprons and then join other seasonal food adventurers in the … Continue reading

Posted in Metro DC Events | Leave a comment

June 23: City Blossoms’ 3rd Annual Proper Topper garden (and food) extravaganza!

It’s time for summer’s first garden celebration with City Blossoms…. Come join food lovers and community gardeners on Thursday, June 23 for City Blossoms’ 3rd Annual PROPER TOPPER Garden Fiesta. Friends, put on your best hats (homemade or store-bought) and … Continue reading

Posted in Metro DC Events | Leave a comment