Fare with Flair

 Article Danielle S. Tepper | Photography Jack Hartzman  At Lahinch Tavern and Grill, Executive Chef Ted Hughes is bringing a unique twist of culinary excellence to the Potomac area by offering much more than just run-of-the-mill Irish fare. Chef Hughes’ passion for quality, farm-fresh ingredients began early in his life as he grew up living on a small farm in…

Smashing Summer Libations

 Article and Photography  Summer House's Watermelon Smash Mocktail  Ingredients

Savory East Vegan Pho with Blackened Tofu

Kianna Shepherd, a veteran vegan, sourced local farmers markets for the fresh ingredients needed to prepare a vegan spin on pho, a popular Vietnamese dish. Heighten the traditional flavor by substituting the protein with tofu, adding herbs like basil, cilantro and mint, and mixing in apples and ginger. This combination of flavor enhancements complement each other and give the broth an element of sweetness while…

Red Flannel Hash

According to Founding Farmers chef Joe Goetze, the most interesting and important part of his job is sourcing the food and knowing the origins of each ingredient. Whether it’s how and where the tomatoes were grown or exactly where the cows were born and how they were raised, he believes that the hallmark of a great chef is one that…