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Nat Geo’s Live! “The Science of Delicious” Recap

Nat Geo’s Live! “The Science of Delicious” Recap

By Punch Contributor Lani Furbank  When you’re enjoying a nice meal, you typically wouldn’t want to be asked to suck on a little strip of paper that may or may not taste horrifically bitter…but at National Geographic Live‘s event, The Science of Delicious, scientific wonders like that piece of paper were what made the evening so memorable. The event […]

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National Geographic Live! Event Alert: The Science of Delicious

National Geographic Live! Event Alert: The Science of Delicious

By Punch Contributor Lani Furbank  As we gorge ourselves with turkey, pies, apple cider, Christmas cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, ham, and eggnog during the holiday season, do we ever stop to think about WHY these satisfying traditional treats are so delicious and enticing? Maybe it’s time we should! And National Geographic Live‘s event, The Science of Delicious, couldn’t […]

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People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Earlier this month, Food Tank, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a sustainable global food system, hosted a panel at American University that brought together students, community members, and leaders in the food sphere. The panel, called “The Real Cost of Food” examined the social, environmental, and health impacts of producing food using […]

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From the Founder : A Tribute to Thankfulness | Part 1

From the Founder : A Tribute to Thankfulness | Part 1

As we enter our 10th year of the Punch (and yet, I haven’t aged a bit!) I’m able to sit back with real appreciation for the 9 years of blood (wine, champagne, tequila shots, martinis), sweat (created from running all over town night after night in painful stilettos, and day after day of writing blog […]

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Centrolina Embraces Fall with a Harvest Dinner

Centrolina Embraces Fall with a Harvest Dinner

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank It might not feel like it today (80 degrees in November?!), but you can tell we’re well into fall by the barrage of Instagram photos of burnt orange trees, pumpkin patches, and, of course, PSLs (even though Starbucks is trying to convince us it’s Christmas already with their premature red cups). […]

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Tom Colicchio Leads Chefs in Food Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Tom Colicchio Leads Chefs in Food Advocacy on Capitol Hill

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank “Top Chef” judge, James Beard Award-winning chef, and outspoken food advocate Tom Colicchio has been keeping busy in DC this week. On Monday, he was honored at the 2nd Annual Chef’s Roast to benefit the chef advocacy group, Chef Action Network, and Food Policy Action, an organization Colicchio founded to monitor how elected officials vote on food policy […]

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Do the Earth (and Yourself) a Favor: Go Meatless

Do the Earth (and Yourself) a Favor: Go Meatless

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank The veg scene in DC is growing fast, and for good reason! Eating less meat is better for the planet and for our health – plus it can be downright delicious. Luckily, diners now have two more meat-free meal options in the DC area. Chef Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant just launched his “Meatless Monday” Vegetarian Tasting […]

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GIVEAWAY: Taste of Georgetown

GIVEAWAY: Taste of Georgetown

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank The Taste of Georgetown is celebrating it’s 22nd year this Saturday, October 3rd, and I am so excited to be able to offer you all the chance to win tasting tickets in Lani’s Cup of Tea’s first ever GIVEAWAY! Thank you to Georgetown BID for this wonderful opportunity! Attendees will be able to […]

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GIVEAWAY: Take Back Your Health Conference

GIVEAWAY: Take Back Your Health Conference

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank The Take Back Your Health Conference is a two day health conference that focuses on fitness, natural foods, green living, spirituality, and holistic health. It’s taking place this weekend (October 3rd and 4th) in Arlington, VA and will feature expert speakers, cooking and gardening workshops, yoga classes, massage sessions, and health vendors. […]

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Oui! Oui! A Taste of the South on Macon Bistro & Larder’s New Lunch Menu

Oui! Oui! A Taste of the South on Macon Bistro & Larder’s New Lunch Menu

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank In Chevy Chase, the southern hospitality of Macon, Georgia meets the classy bistro atmosphere of Mâcon, France at Macon Bistro & Larder. Owner Tony Brown, a Macon, Georgia native who has lived in Chevy Chase for 15 years, opened Macon in May of last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Brown’s philosophy for the restaurant […]

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Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Bryan Voltaggio, a Top Chef contestant and renowned chef and cookbook author, will be headlining the chef demonstration pavilion at the Grand Tasting on Saturday. By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank You don’t have to brave traffic to hit the beaches or the theme parks to have a memorable Labor Day weekend adventure! Food, wine, live music and […]

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New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank There’s a new face in the kitchen at Ardeo+Bardeo, and he’s not afraid to push the limits of traditional dishes! Chef Jonathan Dearden took over as executive chef in July, and his impact on this modern American bistro is already shining through. Jonathan has led kitchens around the world, most notably at Jade Mountain Resort, […]

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