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That's a great question. First off (and I know this wasn't your question), pescatarians would do absolutely great in Japan. If you eat fish, it might even be easier to dine out in Japan than in the U.S. For strict vegetarians, it would probably be a little bit harder -- especially if you don't speak Japanese. We found the language barrier higher than we expected; there might be a lot of cases in which you'd be unable to communicate with a server to ask if a dish has meat in it. That said, Japan on the whole would be a VERY accommodating place for vegetarians. Vegetables are a big part of cuisine there (especially in Kyoto, where eating seasonally and locally is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years). Vegetarians ought to be able to eat very well and very easily in Japan -- it just might take a little bit of figuring out.
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Happy 3rd Week of this year's share! (Thanks to Instagram user chefmbhamel for this pastoral shot from the herb garden.) ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Pizzas for Sale at the Farm Today and Saturday: We are cooking pizzas in our clay oven... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Clagett Farm
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We're ending our coverage of our recent trip to Tokyo with a few more photos and stories, along with a more comprehensive listing of where we ate, where we stayed, and what we saw during our time there. Later this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Bitten Word
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Your purchasing choices can help ‘Save the Bay’! Experience some of the Chesapeake region’s finest beef! Good pastures lead to great cows and healthy, nutritious meat; and are good for protecting the water quality of the Bay. Our Red Angus... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clagett Farm
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Happy 2nd Week of this year's share! (Thanks to Instagram user chrissychrislove for this beautiful group of photos from the farm!) ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Don't Forget Your Bags: Just a reminder to be sure to bring bags with you to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Clagett Farm
MK, if your goal is to make us want to come to Hawaii, MISSION ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED. :)
Chelsea: DO NOT tell us this is available in our own city! We need this to be something that's only available 9,000 miles away, lest we indulge in it all the time.
Oh, thanks for the information! That's interesting. We shoulda tried it...
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Japan, it turns out, is the most amazing place to snack. We didn't know that about the country when we planned our trip. (Otherwise, hello, we would have gone years ago.) Sure, we had great meals while we were there,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Ohayo Gozaimasu, everyone! We're back to talk more about some of our favorite foods we encountered on our recent two-week trip to Japan. For more, check out Part 1: Sushi, Ramen and Adventures in Pancakes. Yakitori Yakitori, as you may... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Happy first day of the 2016 CSA Season. It's raining, but we're harvesting, and are excited to see you this week! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS When's the pick-up? What should I know? If you have any questions at all about the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Clagett Farm
You are so right. Tokyo's got to be the safest-feeling big city we've ever been to. And yes -- so clean! The whole country (or at least the parts we saw) felt that way.
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Helloooooo CSA members! This is just a heads up note to remind you that the CSA season kicks off tomorrow with our first share. Tomorrow (and every Wednesday of the season) you will receive a note detailing the contents of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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Konnichiwa, Bittens! If we've been a little quiet on the blog recently, it's because we just returned from two weeks in Japan! It was an amazing trip: weird and beautiful and wonderful. From the futuristic cityscape and insane bustle of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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No, you definitely don't need to peel any of the citrus for this. In fact, the peel is actually really tasty and adds a great texture to the final chutney. Don't worry -- it totally softens as you cook it down. And I love your idea about half oranges and half lemons to substitute for kumquats. That's great!
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adapted from Gourmet (May 2008) Novelists steal stories from their friends. Food bloggers steal recipes. Not too long ago, we had dinner at the home of our friends Shane and Joe. Joe mixes phenomenal cocktails. Shane is an incredibly talented... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Bon Appétit (April 2016) It had been too long since we'd seen our friends Drew and Ralph. The two of us work 9-to-5 jobs, but Drew and Ralph run a successful group of Thai restaurants and a very popular art... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Martha Stewart Living (April 2016) If we tallied up all the money we spent at farmers markets last year, we're afraid we might be aghast. You see, we're avid farmers market goers. We live for the asparagus of the spring,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Food & Wine (April 2016) We first wrote about vermouth after our trip to Spain last year. It was the first time we'd ever seen people drinking it as a standalone beverage rather than as an ingredient in a more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Our go-to is Khartoum Grocery & Halal Meat at 2116 18th St NW in Adams Morgan. It's a little haphazard in there, but well stocked. It's also very convenient for us, just around the corner from where we live. Any other DCers have a Middle Eastern market they'd recommend?
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Saveur (April 2016) We often imagine other lives we're living. There's the us that lives in New York City, like Clay once did, where we live in a tiny apartment that has no real kitchen to speak of. We rarely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Food Network Magazine (April 2016) It's kind of funny the dishes and flavors you associate with certain times of year. Oh sure, cranberries make you think of Thanksgiving. And maybe a ham brings Easter to mind. (And thanks to Starbucks,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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This image of Swiss chard is from Farmer Carrie on Instagram. Join us on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 pm, for a spring open house at Clagett Farm. That day we invite our members and the general public... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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Today's post is less about a recipe (goodness knows we've written enough about roast chicken), and more about a simple trick to have you rethinking roast chicken. America's Test Kitchen has a new book out -- Cook It In Cast... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Bitten Word