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Noshtalgia: Relishing the Past One Arepa at a Time

A “peluda” arepa, stuffed with shredded beef and shaved gouda, served at La Caraquena in Falls Church, Va. (Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

The man who taught me how to eat was not a trained chef.  

But the late Gustavo Rojas did enjoy spending time in the kitchen.  

WednesDaze: Sake to Me

D.C. tastemakers Wednesday are turning Japanese, invading the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW) for a grand sake tasting designed to whet one’s appetite for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival.  

Clinton Emails: 5 Best Mentions of Members of Congress

Hillary Rodham Clinton, read for business (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Another day brings another batch of emails from the inbox of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In addition to a memo on how to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and inquiries on when to catch episodes of "Parks and Recreation" and "The Good Wife," the latest collection of emails from the former secretary of State's time at Foggy Bottom includes several that made particular mention of members of Congress, past and present.  

After sifting through the data dump, HOH compiled five of the best and most revealing name checks of senators and representatives, either from Clinton herself or her illustrious associates. 1. Barbara + Hillary = Best Friends Forever. The email exchanges between the former secretary and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., offer an eye-opening glimpse of Clinton's seemingly genuine affection for her former Senate colleague — including no judgement of Mikulski's apparent inability to type messages on a mobile device.

Jeff Flake Unlikely to Play Castaway This Year

Sen. Jeff Flake in previous years has made a habit of going off the grid to test his mettle against Mother Nature.  

It sounds like a much higher authority is expected to keep the reality TV star closer to home this summer.  

Youth Ambassadors Bring Culture Fest to Capitol Hill

The International Festival of Language and Culture wraps up its 13th annual goodwill tour Thursday with a pit stop on Capitol Hill.  

Members and staff will be treated to a taste of the artistic celebration, which organizers describe as “a genuine cultural Olympiad,” in the Cannon Caucus Room from noon to 2 p.m.  

Patrick Leahy Focuses on Instagram

The Senate's pre-eminent photography enthusiast, Patrick J. Leahy, has dipped his toe into the well of frozen moments splayed across Instagram, sharing snippets of what it’s like to do the people's business for a living.

View-Masters for the Win! ONE Campaign Takes Memes to Capitol Hill

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, looks through a 1950s-style View-Master, which contains a series of memes by the ONE Campaign (Courtesy Rebecca Fudala/ONE Campaign).

Old school took a visit to Capitol Hill this week. As part of the ONE Campaign's lobby day, members of Congress and staff received View-Masters filled with memes promoting foreign aid .  

Members of Congress were quick to put the View-Masters to work; each knew what to do when presented with the toy. (By way of explanation for the iPad generation: A View-Master user puts their eyes to the lens to view a series of pictures that can be changed with a click.)  

Let Uncle Sam Handle Breakfast

If, as campaigning politicians love to posit, it is, in fact, perpetual morning in America, what better way to greet the day than with unabashedly patriotic cooking utensils?  

The meal-minded manufacturers at Germany-based Brainstream have cooked up just such a device: the Patriotic BeepEgg.  

Texans Rally to Give Charlie Wilson His Due

Reps. Gene Green, D-Texas, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Wednesday were expected to kick-start the process to nominate fellow Lone Star Stater Rep. Charlie Wilson for a Congressional Gold Medal.  

The late 12-term pol, whose surreptitious activities were dramatized both in print and on the big screen as "Charlie Wilson's War," is perhaps best remembered for secretly aiding Afghan rebels in their war against the then-Soviet Union. Wilson orchestrated the clandestine arms program in conjunction with late CIA agent Gustav Avrakatos and coalition builder Joanne Herring. Ralph Benko, who told HOH he is serving as a pro-bono adviser to Herring’s Marshall Plan Charities, her latest freedom fighting initiative, said Houston Mayor Annise Parker reached out to the sitting members of Congress in the hopes of paying tribute to the larger-than-life lawmaker.