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.”
-Large Southern Family
-Transient military childhood (must be imported from Germany)
-Crippling intellectual neuroses- whatever are in season or locally available will work
-Years of technical, scientific writing and editing
-Half a career in nanotech (save the rest to sprinkle on top later)
-A dribble of chemical industry
-A dash of vainglorious narcissism
-Add elitism, love of Italian men and insatiable curiosity to taste
Mix all parts by hand (proportions vary according to humidity and the alacrity or sardonism of the environment). Once the concoction starts quipping about GMOs, pull out a career in medicine to put it in its place and let it rise at a steamy temperature in Washington, DC for two years. When the head is quadruple the size of the average human, your Celia is close to completion (If your Celia doesn’t rise, try adding red wine or social injustice. That will surely get it going). Bake the Celia alone in lab for the day, after which it will be starved for the surrounding world and suffering from an intellectual superiority complex. Slap it on the ass, hand it a pair of high heels and send it out into the world to taste and see. Save any unused Celia for french toast the next day. The Celia has gone bad when Beetlejuice is no longer its favorite movie or it starts keeping Kosher.
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” among 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!
Eric is an Army brat, born in Korea, graduated HS in Germany and college from Auburn University. Eric has now found a new home in the DC area! With a wide professional background including teaching HS science and coaching wrestling, NASA explosives engineer, DOD weapons analyst and now an advance jet patent examiner, Eric is thrilled to be writing for DCFud. After returning from Afghanistan, Eric came home with a new appreciation of everything DC has to offer. Always looking for new adventures and interesting experiences, you can find him dancing during sunset in Georgetown, arguing with attorneys (because he loves arguing) and odd events like Elvis Presley Fight Club to Yuri Space Night to Walking Dead Burlesque show to the more sophisticated galas (typically dancing there, too).
After a stint in the Peace Corps, Evan settled in the District and loves calling this fascinating and delicious slice of America home. He’s a travel, food, and lifestyle writer when not working in international development or on his garden. He’s secretly in love with peanut butter, and his favorite drink is a classic negroni, if you’re asking. The bitterer, the better.
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.
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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