Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Washingtonian Gourmet Association at Seven Seas Restaurant

King oysters, woodears, shiitakes, enoki and beech. If you're a fan of gourmet mushrooms, you'd be familiar with those names.

Last Monday marked the first ever gathering of the Washingtonian Gourmet Association (WGA) at Seven Seas Restaurant. Approximately 20 people gathered to hear Seven Seas' owner Edward Shen discuss the nutritional value of locally farmed mushrooms. He also demonstrated how to use them in every day cooking. Guests were then treated to a seven-course sampling of mushroom dishes cooked in a variety of styles.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spare a Thought to the Natural Disaster Victims in Japan

As the Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off, let us be enamored by the beauty of these transient flower trees that were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship in 1912.

Let us also remember that gesture of friendship and send prayers, donations or words of support for a speedy recovery and well-being of everyone affected.

Donations can be made to:

American Red Cross or text the letters REDCROSS to 90999 to make the $10 donation.

International Medical Corps or text MED to 80888 to donate $10 to relief efforts.

Save the Children or text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10.

Doctors without Borders To donate, call 1-888-392-0392.

Mercy Corps or text “MERCY” to 25383 to donate $10.

Salvation Army or text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation.