Erin Aller

Passion for pasta

With the recent hype surrounding Atkins, South Beach and numerous other low-carbohydrate diets, one wonders if eating no breads, pastas or sugar is really the answer to losing weight. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines recommend eating six to 11 daily servings of grain-based products that are high in complex carbohydrates – foods such […]

Piping Hot

D.C. chili spots Ben’s Chili Bowl 1213 U St. N.W. (202) 667-0909 Hard Times Cafe Chili Parlor 1404 King St. Alexandria, Va. (703) 837-0050 3028 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. (703) 528-2233 La Prima Shops at 2000 Penn. (202) 887-1001 Chili is a winter food trend that Washington has never ignored. It has the spice to […]