by May 2, 2011 at 7:52 am 2,056 0

Borderstan, Joe Yonan, The Washington Post, Dupont Farmers Market

At the Dupont Farmers Market: Joe Yonan is the Food and Travel editor at The Washington Post. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time where she writes about food, cooking and even offers up some great recipes. You can also find her on Twitter at @frijolita.

Joe Yonan is the Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and a fellow Borderstani. Having lived in the 17th Street area for five years, Yonan not only knows the neighborhood but also has a good sense of how it’s changed in recent years. He recently published his cookbook, Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One, which can be purchased at and local bookstores.

Owens: Let’s get the basics out of the way: what brought you to D.C? How long have you lived in D.C? When did you move to the neighborhood?

Yonan: I came to D.C. in fall 2006 to start the job as Post Food section editor, and moved right to 17th Street into an 800-square-foot condo.

Owens: In a recent “Morning Joe” segment on MSNBC, Mike Barnicle said no good ethnic food (including Italian food) is made south of Philadelphia. Some maintain that D.C. isn’t a legitimate “food city” — what do you have to say to naysayers?



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