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Whitney Pipkin

Freelance Journalist

Washington, DC area

Whitney Pipkin

A staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal and a freelance journalist focused on food, farms and the environment. Her freelance work appears nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications like Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines and the Delmarva Farmer. Pipkin served as guest editor for Edible DC’s summer 2016 issue focused on how to eat with the Chesapeake Bay in mind.

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Is Georgian cuisine the next big thing? These enthusiasts hope so.

Letting a glass of orange wine breathe at his elbow, Mamuka Tsereteli scoured the Japanese menu at Daikaya for something to accompany it. The wine from Georgia (the former Soviet republic, not the American state) looked the shade of brandy but tasted nothing like it, with tongue-smacking tannins, dried apricot and golden raisins overwhelming any anticipated sweetness.
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In Turkey, touring Cappadocia’s caves and fairy chimneys by ATV

I’d already done my share of grumbling by the time I threw a leg over the seat of a dusty four-wheeler and gave the kick-starter a weak attempt. It was a pleasant morning for Turkey’s desertlike region of Cappadocia, but a bit too early for this jet-lagged traveler to be chirpy. Not to mention that there were few things I wanted to do less than take this four-wheeler for a spin.
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On Cozumel, a Mexican restaurant that makes down-home memories

Correction: A photo caption with an earlier version of this story incorrectly identified one of the people pictured in the photo. The three men are Ray, Efren and Helser Chacón, not Ray, Lupe and Helser Chacón. This version has been updated. There’s nothing more vacation-altering (in a good way) than meeting a traveler who has been visiting the place you’re visiting every year since before his now-teenage kids were born.
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About

Whitney Pipkin

Whitney Pipkin is a staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal and a freelance journalist focused on food, farms and the environment. Her freelance work appears nationally in The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine and Civil Eats and in regional publications like Virginia Living, Northern Virginia and Arlington magazines and the Delmarva Farmer. Pipkin served as guest editor for Edible DC’s summer 2016 issue focused on how to eat with the Chesapeake Bay in mind.
A wife and mother based in Northern Virginia, she occasionally blogs about food, family, fitness and faith (how's that for alliteration?) at ThinkAboutEat.com.