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Beth Kanter: Articles

Beth Kanter, Freelance Writer

Writing Samples

On this page you can read some samples of my work—a few recent and a few favorites. Many are available for reprint. If you are interested in reprinting one of my pieces please send me an email to find out about permission, rates and availability.

Food Lovers' Guide to Washington, D.C.: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

Globe Pequot Press, January 2012

Food Lovers' Guide to Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital has officially arrived as a premier foodie
destination—and Food Lovers’ Guide to Washington, DC is the gourmet
GPS locals and visitors alike need to find the freshest, most fabulous food DC offers. Food Lovers’ Guide takes readers from the growers and purveyors of local specialities to the superstar chefs who serve them up. There’s a full menu of culinary events and specialty food shops, farmers markets and farm stands, trendy restaurants and time-tested historic landmarks, as well as rockstar recipes using local ingredients and traditions.This fun book includes everything from food-centered road trips to the skinny on underground supper clubs to ideas on how foodies can use their love of the kitchen to help others in the community. Bon appétit!

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Day Trips from Washington, D.C.: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Globe Pequot Press, 2010

Rediscover the road trip with Day Trips from Washington, D.C., my new book out just in time for summer. On the pages of this guide you will find my favorite spots all within a 2-hour drive of one of my favorite cities. This book is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Washington, D.C. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Michelin Must Sees Washington, D.C. guidebook

Michelin, 2009

Cover of Fodor's Must Sees Washington DC

Everything you need to know to discover and rediscover the nation’s capital is here in this concise but thorough Michelin guide I helped write.

Where to Stay chapter

Fodor's, 2008, 2009, 2010

From small city inns to large convention hotels, I saw it all as I wrote the “Where to Stay” chapter for Fodor’s Washington, D.C., 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions. I once again explore the world of wake-up calls and mini toiletries for the forthcoming 2011 book.

Second Home: They Build It and Now Everybody Comes

Wondertime, October 2008

At our house, it’s not the red and yellow leaves that signal the arrival of fall; it’s the sight of power tools charging in the kitchen, the Michigan pine branches that arrive on our Washington, D.C., doorstep, and, most significantly, my son’s plastic hard hat. When Gabriel, 5, starts dressing like one of the Village People, it’s time to start building.

Available for reprint


Fodor's, various

Cover of Fodor's 2008 Washingon DC Guide

In addition to contributing to Fodor’s Washington, DC 2008 guide I also write hotel reviews for fodors.com. Click below to read some of my reviews for the site’s “Hot List.”

The Art of Marriage

Jewish Woman Magazine, Summer 2008

Cover of Jewish Woman Summer 2008

Ketubah creativity is flourishing thanks to the Internet, digital technology and the wildly creative minds of artists.

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