Pati Jinich and her Pati's Mexican Table are James Beard nominees: Outstanding Personality/Host and Television Program.
Debra Moser and husband Mitch Berliner are expanding Central Farm Markets (CFM) to Charlottesville, VA. The new location, called Stonefield Central Farm Market, is part of the Edens Stonefield Commons mixed-use development and will be open on Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at 1954 Swanson Drive (Edens also created Union Market.) This addition to the CFM family will bring a mix of some of the best farmers and artisan food producers in and around Charlottesville. The grand opening is May 7 and Dames are invited to visit when in Charlottesville.
Aulie Bunyarataphan and husband Mel Oursinsiri are bringing Bangkok Joe's back to Washington Harbour, in late March. The restaurant will include its ever-popular Dumpling Bar serving an expanded selection of hand-crafted delicacies. The restaurant's menu will feature more authentic Thai dishes and as well as Aulie's interpretation of Bangkok street food mingled with the flavors of Japan, China, Vietnam and France.www.bangkokjoesdc.com
Pati Jinich announces the April 12 release and publication of her second cookbook Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rux Martin imprint) www.patismexicantable.com @patijinich
Karen Lippold's Biscotti by Karen is now available at Bethesda Food and Beverage as well as Politics & Prose. Her sugar cookies can be found at Blue House in Bethesda.
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