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Hi I’m Gracie- author and owner of The Brisket Diaries.  I originally hail from the farm-to-table capital of the world: Marin County, California and currently live and work across the country in Washington, DC.  (I moved out to DC in 2011 to attend American University and have been here ever since!). I developed a love for…

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Drinking DC: Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea has to be one of my favorite discoveries of the year.  I don’t know about you but I LOVE bubble tea.  It is so delicious and creamy and the tapioca balls are a really nice and different treat. What is bubble tea, you might ask?  Bubble (or Boba) tea is a Taiwanese…

Beef & Broccoli (& Mushroom) Soba Noodles

Ingredients 1lb of beef (cut of your choosing), cut into chunks 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florettes 1 packet of soba noodles 2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/4 cup of soy sauce 1 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp of sesame seeds…

Beef & Chestnut Stew

** This is my boyfriend’s mother’s recipe and definitely something I will be cooking often!  I feel very honored to be included and taught family traditions other than my own! For a stew, it is surprisingly easy and hard to mess up.  Ingredients2 lbs of Sirloin steak; cubed2 tbsp flour2 tbsp olive oil1 yellow onion;…