It’s a Holiday Weekend…Time to Go Shopping!

[ 0 ] August 30, 2013 |
Johnna's Eggs Benedict created @ L'Academie de Cuisine

Johnna’s Eggs Benedict created @ L’Academie de Cuisine

Two places you should be shopping are: …  Unfortunately, I do not know the names of these places.  They are that mysterious and amazing in selection.  Who knew that tucked in the Northeast neighborhood surrounding Union Market are the best places to buy your kitchenware and pastas that Giant seemingly fails to supply?!?  I do not have the official store names but I do have the addy’s (*see below) of these two places that monopolized my Saturday afternoon and my wallet.  Literally captivated by the rows and rows of ingredients I did not know existed in the District, I collected almost all the tools I use regularly at L’Academie de Cuisine.

Chef style pots and pans for under $15, cocktail supplies for under $1 that will make you look like an official mixologists and a host of other supplies that would run you $30+ at a well known retailer.  The Italian shop has every kind of olive oil your Italian grandmother would store in her kitchen and the pasta selection will make your head spin.  These are my ideas of being a kid in a candy store.  I got lost, found some wonderful things and I suggest you run, sprint, make this your next shopping trip.

*517-519 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

*413 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

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

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three 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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