2011 food trends are all about going local. Most of us inside the beltway can list a myriad of local restaurant review sites but you can’t get more local than your own kitchen! For 2011 consider looking into some local home chefs, aside from myself, and cooking it up right here inside the Beltway!

The Daily Garnish – Healthy and Vegetarian

Written by Emily, a culinary school graduate and marathon runner of Old Town, the Daily Garnish is full of healthy cooking tips and vegetarian recipes. This blog is wonderful for people passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.


Modern Domestic – For the Sweet Tooth

Written by Jenna, the Pastry Chef for Spilled Milk Catering, this site started out to be the how to guide for DC’s urban domestics. Now it has more of a focus on baking and all things sugar. Not only is this site filled with tips for the aspiring urban baker but it gets the word out about DC food bloggers happy hours! 


Macheesmo – Inspiring Confidence in the Kitchen

Written by Nick, a DC twenty-something with a day job, who makes sure you are entertained while he inspires you to be more confident in the kitchen. If you want to “put down the menus and pick up the spatulas” Macheesmo will give you helpful and detailed instructions along with plenty of photos.


Korean American Mommy – Korean Home Cooking

Writen by Lisa, a stay at home mom in the Maryland suburbs, who cooks family friendly (and amazing Korean) foods. Between the 2011 trend for Korean food and her beautiful photography, this is one cooking blog you should pay attention to this year.


The Capitol Baker – Keeping the Capitol Sweet

Written by Jess, a Legislative Assistant for a lobbying organization, part-time graduate student, and sugar addict. Her site is full of DC flair and another good of example of lovely food photography and dedication to quality sweets.



Jana Erwin is the primary chef and writer of CherryTeaCakes.com, a non-profit venture combining the love of fine desserts and feeding the impoverished in Washington DC.