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Global Inspired

Pack a LunchBox
for This FoodTrip


Hoping to preserve his Hungarian grandmother’s recipes and stories, Ofer Vardi launched LunchBox Press, an Israeli publishing company specializing in beautiful food books that readers can cook from or just enjoy.

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Everyday Eats

Summer’s Escaping
Garlic Scapes


Have you met the rock star of the farmers markets? It’s garlic scapes, the tasty, versatile, flowering stalk of hard-necked garlic, and it’s only around for one or two weeks a year.

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Recipe of the Week

Cool Cucumber Salad with Feta and Walnuts

Submitted by Shaina Shealy

Entering the last three months of my year in Israel, this salad is an attempt to use up some of the weird spices sitting in my drawer since my first three months here. It’s the perfect summer salad—cool and refreshing with zesty herbs.

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hummus Global Inspired

Millennia of Love for Hummus

In the 1970s, before hummus could be found in every supermarket, Susan’s family fell in love with the “new”—but actually ancient!—Mediterranean dip when her brother brought the recipe back from Israel.

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sorrel-pesto2 Everyday Eats

Chop, Mix, Stir, Knead…and Relax

In the midst of exams, Shaina finds relaxation in the kitchen, where she can solve problems, come up with new creations and find peace of mind while her hands are at work—with tasty results, too.

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singers Around Town

Meet DC’s Meat Man

Doug Singer started off with a profound love for meat. After culinary school and cooking in Italy, he ended up in DC, where he returned to his roots with the hand-cured Singer’s Significant Meats.

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granola-jar Everyday Eats

When Traveling with Kids, Pack Snacks

Stephanie can’t wait for her family’s trip to Israel—except for the 10-hour flight. In anticipation, she prepared activities and snacks for the journey, including tasty gluten-free granola clusters.

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Bassin's-small Around Town

The Sidewalk Café That Started It All

Can you imagine summer in DC without outdoor restaurant seating? Prior to 1961, DC regulations didn’t allow it. Bassin’s owner Henry Zitelman battled city officials to allow him to be the sidewalk-café pioneer.

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