1. a person who rejects or avoids conventional behavior when it comes to cooking, eating, or discussing food
2. a person who has a taste for the ordinary and for the unusual
3. a member of the Eat generation (let’s just embrace this.)
We’re Michelle and Ona and we are obsessed with food — good food. We love cooking it, eating it, growing it, talking about it, looking at it… you name it. We’ll eat it.
Michelle Forman, Editor and Writer
In 2009 I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Spiral Path Farm, and loved the challenge of cooking whatever it was that came in that box. Note: priority was always be given to things that can be grilled. It should also be noted that I was a terrible, horrendous cook not so long ago. Family and friends often speak of crunchy mac-n-cheese out of the box (it was al dente!). And the ever famous Passover brownies that could’ve effectively patched several potholes. The frosting mix wasn’t supposed to get thrown in with the other mix? Oh. But alas, thanks for hours and hours of watching the Food Network I can cook! As a recovering food-ruiner, I can assure you that if I do this, you can do this.
Ona Balkus, Contributor and Co-Founder
Whether it’s what Americans are eating, what DC is eating, what my family and friends are eating, or just my next meal, food is frequently on my mind. I have a community garden plot at Twin Oaks Garden in NW DC and patronize the Takoma Farmers’ Market and Community Coop. I like to cook on the cheap and seasonally, and figure out what to do with esoteric ingredients and misshapen produce.
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