Checking in with Chef Andrew Skala 

December 8, 2021

“What’s new?” Wolfgang Puck asks Cut’s Executive Chef Andrew Skala during his frequent calls. Skala explains that Wolf is always “pushing our thinking.” Right now, what’s new on DC Cut’s raw bar is a dish based on hard-to-source Maryland crab. “Wolfgang […]

With Some Puck, Our Holidays Light Up


“If we want the neighborhood to be interested in us, we have to be interested in the neighborhood,” says Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef name behind Cut, the restaurant in […]

Laura’s Linzer Cookies

December 2, 2021

I love Linzer cookies. Why do I love Linzer cookies? Well, let me tell you. One, is because there is jam in them and I love jam. Jam is essentially […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen’s: Cranberry Sauce

November 24, 2021

Everyone has a cranberry sauce recipe, but I make mine differently than most. I do not use orange juice, but rather, all natural, unsweetened cranberry juice and apple cider. I […]

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup 


Happy Thanksgiving! For those staying in town this weekend, we put together a smorgasbord of great options for the whole family, close friends or just for a solo jaunt. Whether […]

Silver City: With Grands and Kids, Celebrating Thanksgiving Can Be Tricky


Starting Wednesday, Nov. 24, and for the next five days or so, most everyone in the United States is about to navigate the most unique American holiday of all: Thanksgiving. […]

Book Launch Eats Its Own, Fabulously

November 22, 2021

Now, that was a book launch! A stack of cookbooks with a charming illustrated cover — along with matching wrapping paper and bookplates — greeted invited guests at a classic Q Street […]

Laura’s Mediterranean Orzo

November 18, 2021

I love pasta. I do. Is it my favorite food in the world? There is a strong possibility that the answer to that question is yes. Is it also difficult […]

Thanksgiving at Home with a French, Italian or American Sensibility

November 11, 2021

This year Georgetowners looking forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends are likely to gather with folks they haven’t seen for some time. Anticipating that many of these festive gatherings will be in private homes, some local restaurants are offering ready-to-heat, complete Thanksgiving dinners (or seasonal […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: Cara Cara Orange Scones


Can you imagine winter without citrus? I can’t. Just the smell of an orange being peeled immediately transports me to my childhood Christmases. This Cara Cara Orange Scone Recipe is […]