Launched in 2004, DCFüd is an Online Magazine devoted to the food and food lovers of the Washington, DC area.
Jason is originally from the most culturally diverse county in the country, Queens, NYC, where he grew up eating dozens of cuisines. He is culturally diverse in his own right, and learned how to cook at his Mom’s side as a kid.
Jason hosted several food segments on local TV a couple of years ago. He is on the Planning Committee and an Event Host of DC Food Bloggers, the group that runs monthly DC Food Blogger happy hours. You can read his Capital Cooking bio. Jason has been a judge several times for Washington DC’s annual Lamb Jam .
A drink was named after him – the “flaming foodgeek” – habaneros, honey, triple sec, orange juice, vodka…and a prayer. 😉
Angie is a marketing enthusiast, and has been a food lover since the day she was born. At an early age she was brought up in the food industry, and taught to live life to the fullest and enjoy the many delicious foods that are available to us. She was raised in a Vietnamese-Taiwanese household and ate foods growing up that most kids turned their noses to and thought to be “weird,” including stewed duck’s tongue and cow stomach stew. Her grandmother owned a catering business back in Saigon, Vietnam. And her family ran a successful Peking-style Chinese restaurant in Richmond, VA. So to say the love of food is in her blood is only stating the obvious. She’ll try everything at least once, and isn’t afraid of a food challenge. From the words of one of her favorite executive chefs, Andrew Zimmern, “If it looks good, eat it.”
Ok, Cindy isn’t her real name; she guards her identity jealously, and doesn’t write her own bios. She also doesn’t eat five of the following six things: chocolate, tomatoes, pork, mushrooms and sneakers. (Yeah…quick math.)
Dubbed “fattie” amongst friends and acquaintances, Elina is infamously known for her capability to eat much more than a normal human should consume. Besides being a passionate foodie, other things Elina needs in her life include: music, writing, drawing, random solo drives on twisty roads, and meeting new people who challenge and intrigue her. She will never say no to food; from fish eyes (a favorite) to grilled frog legs, nothing can stop Elina from trying new dishes and delicacies. Her dream job? Become a successful food critic!
Joyana Peters McMahon is a former English teacher for Fairfax County and a current low residency Creative Writing graduate student at the University of New Orleans. Suffering from a barrage of autoimmune symptoms over the years, Joyana turned to alternative measures to maintain her health. Now following a gluten free lifestyle and a diet of organic unprocessed foods balanced with regular yoga and herbs, she’s noticed a significant improvement in her quality of life. She writes a blog called Gluten Free NOVA Girl to help others, and is also on the Board of Directors for DC Healthy Bites. She enjoys good food and spending time with her husband, and writes a dating blog called Date Night on a Dime, where she shares their experiences. Joyana is happy to join the staff of DCFüd as she continues spreading the word about the benefits of healthy eating and living.
Michael is a DC native who picks his produce by smell as opposed to
look or feel, leading to much tastier dishes and also confused looks
from other customers. He started cooking at a young age, having
discovered that the easiest way to get what he wanted for dinner was
to cook it himself. Never shy about trying new things or making a
mess, 10-year-old Michael’s curried mac+cheese was fantastic; his
curried chicken Parmesan not so much.
He took a one-day lesson in being a restaurant critic from the
Washington Post’s Phyllis Richman in the 9th grade, and decided that
that sounded like a fun thing to do once in a while. Years later, he
joined the original lineup of DCFüd and has been doing it once in a
while ever since.
Watch Michael’s NBC4 Feature.
Ray (The 5 Paragraph Bitter Food Critic) hasn’t submitted a bio, but you can check his other blog out.
Samantha has been exploring DC cuisine for 5 years, since coming to George Washington University to study English and sociology. Originally from Connecticut, she currently lives and works in NW. She loves checking out live music and new restaurants in the area. Her favorite restaurants in DC are Zaytinya, Oyamel and Rasika. But, who doesn’t love them? On weekends, she can be seen dancing to house music at Eighteenth Street Lounge or at Flash.
If you are interested in writing for DCFüd, send a guest submission or some article ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: From time to time, we are given free items, meals, or entry to events.
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