Washington, DC Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation’s Capital

[ Washington, DC Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation’s Capital Kanter, Beth ( Author ) ] { Hardcover } 2012

In Washington, DC, political rivals disagree on just about everything, but there is widespread bi-partisan support for the city’s restaurant scene. The nation’s capital and neighboring suburbs boast premier restaurants and inspired chefs who bring even the most hardened adversaries, to the table. Now, everyone, inside and outside the beltway, can savor a taste of the best Washington has to offer. With tantalizing recipes from more than 50 of the capital’s most celebrated chefs and 100 beautiful full-color photographs, Washington, DC Chef’s Table is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

 

 

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  • 1 tablespoon raw white rice
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 4 cups water or light chicken stock
  • Few tablespoons finely diced orange carrots and/or other colored carrots
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • About 1 tablespoon minced fine green carrot tops
Directions

Warm the butter and oil in a soup pot and add the onion, white carrots, rice, 1 teaspoon salt, and the sugar and thyme. Cook over medium heat for several minutes, turning everything occasionally. Add 1 cup of the water, cover, turn down the heat, and cook while you heat the remaining 3 cups water. When the water is hot, add it to the pot, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • 4 teaspoons butter
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  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Chunk of Parmesan cheese, for grating
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