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Kamala Is Pronounced Foodie
(Published August 11, 2020)
Everyone’s rightly excited that Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and first Asian-American on a national ticket. But she’s also the first foodie. While we’ve had national office seekers who enjoy eating — President Taft and pre-vegan Bill Clinton come to mind — none of them had the kind of relationship to food that Harris does. Harris loves to cook. She loves eating well. She loves talking about food. And she does them all really well.
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The Time Roberto Donna Wanted to Strangle Me
You probably don’t remember what you were doing at noon on May 19, 2006. I do. I was waiting in line for Roberto Donna to strangle me.
Many of you know of Roberto Donna, who burst onto the Washington dining scene in 1984 when he opened Galileo at the impossibly young age of twenty-three. Galileo was such an immediate…READ ARTICLE »
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I was born and raised in Minneapolis, where I grew up feasting on tater-tot hot dish, real sweet corn, Pearson’s Nut Goodies, and that celebration of all things fried on a stick, the Minnesota State Fair. My mom and stepdad owned a series of restaurants in town, including the pioneering New French Café in the warehouse district, which still has some of the best bread I’ve ever eaten (the secret was the oat flour). Across town, my dad owned a Jewish deli called Deli-ca-Chessens. Read More »