Kraut Rocks!

[ 0 ] September 7, 2012 |

September Takeover: A band of culinary influential chefs are rocking the Washington D.C. food scene with a multi-sensory gastronomical experience called “Kraut Rocks.” Top Chef alum and Washington D.C. restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn is hosting the month-long culinary experience that puts sauerkraut, the classic fermented cabbage, on center stage.

Mendelsohn has assembled a group of progressive D.C. area chefs to showcase Kraut Rocks, selecting the diverse band of five trendsetting chefs because of their culinary knowledge, creativity and innovation.  For Kraut Rocks, Mendelsohn has challenged each chef to give sauerkraut, stereotypically a traditional condiment, equal billing among the recipe’s other ingredients.  Each chef will create a signature sauerkraut dish to serve at his respective restaurant throughout September.

Consumers vote for their favorite online at A $250 restaurant gift certificate to the winning chef’s restaurant is the a grand prize in the Kraut Rocks Online Sweepstakes.  There is no purchase necessary to enter or win and entry is free.  The entire promo runs September 1-30.  Good luck!

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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