Barbara Lang, President & CEO
Lang Strategies, LLC
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Feast in a Basket
Feast In A Basket is an exceptional resource for every catering requirement. We are dedicated to providing the finest cuisine to support large and small events of all types, from corporate meetings to receptions to weddings. Well-respected in our industry, Feast In A Basket is known for its passion for providing the ideal catering solutions to meet clients needs. Simply put, we help customers impress their guests with exceptional food and courteous, professional staff.
Feast in a Basket is the marriage of fine foods and specialty baskets. A menu designed by you, served in a quality keepsake basket that includes tablecloth, napkins, plates, silverware and cups.
Plan your wedding to perfection! Our fantastic menus offer the perfect touch for your special occasion.
Feast in a Basket offer instructive cooking classes, through out the DC Metro area.
Classes are held in your home and can be as hands-on as you wish. One-on-one instruction in
your kitchen is a convenient way to learn cooking skills and knife techniques that will
dramatically improve your skills, while preparing meals. Private lessons given, using your
tools and pans is a great way to gain confidence and practical skills. Each menu is uniquely
designed to provide instruction while using a variety of cooking techniques. The relaxed
pace of the evening allows plenty of time for questions and answers. The classes are perfect
for friends, family members or "girl's night out" activity.
Each class lasts approximately one and a half hours.
Popular class offerings have included:
Cooking classes are 80 dollars per person.
There is a maximum of 8 people per class. This price includes all the ingredients, instruction and sampling
We understand the importance of your catered event and work with you on every detail.
Feast Catering is dedicated to helping our customers impress their guest with great food and courteous
staff. We understand the importance of your catered event and work with you on every detail. Every menu
is tailored to your request with professional staff that will create an affair to remember.
Chef Leah's blog features recipes, fast food facts, and Health and Nutrition tips.
There are 13,000 varieties of legumes that are grown worldwide. Beans are a subset of legumes. Beans come in two main varieties pod and shelled. Pods beans, such as green beans and snap peas. Shelled beans such as chickpeas, lentils and black beans. Beans and legumes are nutritional powerhouses, high in protein, fiber, vitamin B, iron and other minerals.
Not all additives are put into foods to improve their color, boost their flavor or make life easier for the manufactuer. Some ingredients are added for your health. Some Nutrients commonly added to foods include: Folate, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D and Calcium
This month we offer some advice from Rashidah Akbar. She is based in Maryland, and is a health & wellness coach available for online consulting through her company Tailored Health & Wellness.
"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." This advice from Hippocrates over 2000 years ago is still true today. How each food affects you depends on how much of it that you eat, when you eat it, and what you eat it with.
Get ready for some amazing recipes from Chef Leah
From the blog
Chef Leah features recipes in her monthly blog.
5 russet potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbles, divided
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
5 green onions
Place cubed potatoes in a pot. Cover with water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place cooked potatoes in bowl of electric mixer.
Blend together on low speed with milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Parmesan and 1/4 of the bacon until smooth.
Spread potatoes into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Top with cheddar and remaining bacon.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Top with green onions.
2/3 cup boiling water
2 ounces good quality dark or bittersweet chocolate (60-70% cocoa) finely chopped
1 1/3 cup of 1% low fat milk
1 cup brewed expresso or strong coffee
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 2-inch piece orange rind strip
1/4 cup whipped topping, thawed
Combine 2/3 cup boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts.
Add milk and next 4 ingredients;
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk.
Heat 5 minutes until tiny bubles form around the edge of the pan, stirring frequently-do not boil.
Discard the rind.
Pour 1 cup mixture into 4 mugs.
Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving.
1 pound Brussels sprouts thinly sliced or shredded
2 cups Tuscab kale w/ stems removed and finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots shredded and chopped
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
1/2 large avocado peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup candied pecans chopped
In a large bowl toss together the Brussels sprouts, kale, carrots and pomegrante arils. Just before serving add the avocado and candied pecans. Add your preferred vinaigrette and toss once again and serve. Note: Avocado will brown. If you expect to have leftovers, serve the avocado on the side. The salad is best with it. It provides a smooth and creamy element to the salad.
Serving size: 3-4
I have used Feast in a Basket for over 10 years, first when I was President & CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce and now as Managing Principal & CEO of Lang Strategies, LLC. I am very supportive of local small businesses such as Feast in the Basket. Throughout the years, we have developed a great business relationship, whereas I know when I call on them it is going to be a great working experience. Both Leah & Ernest are consummate professionals. When you secure Feast in A Basket for an event, you're getting people who listen to your needs which helps to take the stress out of event planning. The food is not only prepared very well, their presentation is excellent! One small personal note, my late husband Gerald absolutely loved Feast in a Basket's meatballs, and they would make sure to put him some extra in a container for him to take home.
I'm so delighted to recommend Feast in a Basket as a caterer for your events or meetings. I've enjoyed her food several times. Leah's menus are creative and delicious and she offers lots of variety in her selections! We have had several organizations that hosted their events with us here at Hera Hub DC, and they have all been very happy with their choice. Her staff has always been prompt and easy to work with too! I highly recommend Feast in a Basket.
Feast In A Basket has the best selection of dishes that are both delicious and at a reasonable price. The team is efficient, professional and dependable. I've had professional and family events catered by Feast In A Basket and everyone was happy. How often does that happen?
The food and the people at Feast in a Basket are top shelf. They are the best at what they do!