• 20Apr

    In my inbox from Theodore Peck (Kate Faughnan and Mary Kong sent me something about this too). Last year’s theme was tacos.



    I wanted to let you know that The Food Experiments is returning to DC and I could not be more excited. For the uninitiated, The Food Experiments is a series of amateur cook-offs that celebrate the home chef.

    We are excited to return to one of our favorite culinary destinations to present the DC Chinese Take-Out Experiment, an amateur cook-off involving Wash DC’s finest, most committed, passionate, and intense home chefs. Dishes will range from the savory to the sweet, from the Hot n’ Sour to Sweet n’ Sour to General Tso to Kung Pow to the humble Fortune Cookie and every possible experiment in between! Remember, there is always room for a little experimentation and one last bite. As long as it reminds you of those special times around the Lazy Susan, it can represent. You may never look at take-out the same way.

    By creating these events, my co-organizer and I have looked to develop a community of food and fun-loving people not only in our hometown of Brooklyn but also across the country. And now thanks to our presenting sponsor Brooklyn Brewery, The Food Experiments are going on the road for a second year!

    The DC Chinese Take Out Experiment will return to The Rock and Roll Hotel on Sunday April 22nd, from 12-3PM. Anyone can compete! All you have to do is sign up through our website. Anyone can win!  Anyone can attend! Tickets are $12 and include a Brooklyn Brewery Beer and over 20 samples of Chinese goodness. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.

    I’d like to encourage you and your readers to enter or attend. The grand prize is a trip to Brooklyn (we take you out for some great food, and put you up in a seriously cool hotel) to eat and compete against all the cook-off winners from around the country. All DC chef-testants will be a provided with a $50 Harris Teeter gift certificate to help purchase ingredients for the competition.

    Both the audience and the judges will get to name their favorites. I am proud to announce on the esteemed judging panel will include Mary Kong of Girl Meets Food, and Lauren DeSantis of Capital Cooking.


    Check out my friend’s Costa Rica Tours and don’t forget to use the code “TOUCAN” to save money. He has some group tours that you can join.



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