Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

By the Numbers

Cooks, books, and calories

15    number of cooks in a Cheesecake Factory kitchen each Saturday night

10    number of cooks in the kitchen of L’Auberge Chez François Saturday night

7    number of cooks in the kitchen of Equinox Saturday night

4    number of cooks in the kitchen of Gerard Pangaud Bistro Saturday night


1,950    calories in an individual deep-dish veggie pizza at Uno Chicago Grill

1,140    calories in a Baja Fresh Chicken Tostada Salad

683    calories in a Cosi Signature Salad with shallot-sherry dressing

300    calories in a McDonald’s cheeseburger


2,000    copies of Cucina of Le Marche by Fabio Trabocchi sold (published October 2006)

5,000    copies of The New American Cooking by Joan Nathan sold (published October 2005)

20,000    copies of Tapas by José Andrés sold in the United States (published November 2005)

14,000    copies of Happy in the Kitchen by Michel Richard sold (published September 2006)

17,000    copies of Patrick O’Connell’s Refined American Cuisine sold (published September 2004)


Sales figures provided by Nielsen BookScan

This article appeared in the May, 2008 issue of The Washingtonian.  

Most Popular on Washingtonian

9 Businesses You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

How David Gregory Lost His Job

Photos: What Life Was Like in DC During the Great Depression

Local TV Commercials You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

Can't-Miss Food Events This Week: Taste of DC, Cap City Oktoberfest

This Insanely Cool Georgetown House Is on Sale for $10 Million

Metro Can Blame Bikeshare for Lost Passengers, but Bikeshare Is Just Going to Get Bigger.

Metro's Ridership Is Still Falling, and Fare Hikes Might Be the Only Way to Keep Its Revenue Up

Where to Find the Best Pizzas Around DC