Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Whether by train or plane (tourist) or Baltimoreans by car, light rail, subway, the circulator or water taxi (Stop #5) you want to enjoy happy hour, lunch, dinner or steamed crabs.Continue reading and see slide show Launch party tonight for McCormick & Schmick’s newly renovated patio
Monday, June 27, 2011
The name is Earth Wood and Fire. The restaurant was initially supposed to open March, 2011 via a report from Julekha Dash of Bmore back in November. Obviously it never made that opening date for whatever reason but rumor has it tentatively scheduled for opening October or November of the year.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|Dine Downtown Baltimore - Sotto Sopra Italian Restaurant|
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I’m a huge fan of Chef Jaime Luna of the Mari Luna restaurant group. I remember him opening Mari Luna Mexican on Reisterstown Road about seven years ago. It was close to home and work and I learned to like Mexican food, especially his specials. Actually I held my husband’s 60th birthday party at Mari Luna Latin.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Oscar nominated actor, writer, playwright, and director Chazz Palminteri is taking his artistic passion in another direction, to the table. Known for his A Bronx Tale one man show on Broadway, later adapted to the movies, Palminteri, a storyteller at heart, is now expressing his memories of Bronx with his restaurant, Chazz: A Bronx Original.
Opening a restaurant has been a dream of his for a great deal of time. The actor Robert DeNiro, a very successful restaurateur and friend to Chazz, advised him to look for trustworthy associates, people who are dedicated and a quality product. In the interview he quipped, “At times I would find two out of the three prerequisites that DeNiro suggested but never all three.”
Monday, June 13, 2011
The documentary was filmed over a 10 year period. If you are food voyeur at heart, behind restaurant scenes are titillating to you, and the artistry of elaborate plates fascinate then this documentary is not to be missed.
Watch the trailer and continue reading HBO premiere’s A Matter of Taste tonight – Chef Paul Liebrandt
Buying fresh farm produce has just gotten easier. This year adds new farmers markets at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Charles Street, Druid Hill Park, Fells Point and more. The good old regulars are still there like the 32rd Street and Downtown markets.
It isn’t just produce, plants, flowers, baked goods – local products and vendors offering the best products for you and your family.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The classes are taught by Kalpana Nigam and her daughter-in-law, Neha Nigam. Because the cooking class is held in the dining room at the restaurant, there is little space for hands-on and most of the mise en place was done prior to the class. Kalpana has been teaching the class for many years with students who continue to attend for over five years.
Continue reading Cooking Class: Flavors of India – recipe included
Continue reading Summer weekends away, don’t forget the hungry
Gals put on your best summer chic, put on your dancing Jimmy Choo shoes and get ready for the summer’s hottest cocktail party. Gentlemen, guys - do the best that you can! Pazo Restaurant is kicking in for three summertime parties including wine (well of course if the name Trago translates to Gulp), cocktails, tapas and dancing with a hot mix from DJ Ryan Patrick.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Virtually one of the hottest days, over 100 degrees, I wanted soup. Consider the theory if you eat hot soup than exterior air will feel cool to you.
Continue reading Hot soup on a hot day
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Sunday’s Wall Street Journal article Business Lunches Beat the Clock says that fine dining establishments are taking a tip from the fast food chains by offering lunch in 30 minutes. It made me stop and think about what I’ve been seeing here in Baltimore from our premiere restaurants – maybe not 30 minutes but a commitment to have you in and out within the hour for lunch with a prefix special price. There are two restaurants that come to mind most readily.
The first was Sotto Sopra Restaurant -
Continue reading Trends: Fast, quick, quality fine dining business lunches – prefix pricing
Monday, June 06, 2011
As summer temperatures rise we tend to think of cooler foods to eat, like salads, ceviche, gazpacho but the biggest food for me in the summer is ice cream. The flavors of summer come alive like fresh peach or cherry ice cream, flavors beyond the typical vanilla and chocolate.
I’m game for artisanal flavors, blending fruits with cheese i.e. fig and Gorgonzola or one of my favorites to come out, salted caramel – but some of the savory combinations like beer and bacon, or maple syrup and bacon – I’m game to taste but not sure I would like it in a cone.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Cookbook authors have two awards they seek - one by the James Beard organization and the 2nd, the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The awards for 2011 were held Thursday, June 2nd in Austin, Texas. For the avid cookbook collector these are the must haves for their cookbook shelves.
The top honors for Cookbook of the Year went to "Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home To Yours," by Dorie Greenspan. The following awards were also presented in multiple categories: Cookbook Awards, Bert Greene Awards for Food Journalism, Food Photography and Styling Contest Awards, Awards of Excellence and Special Recognition Awards
Continue reading Cookbook Corner: IACP 2011 Cookbook Award Winners
Friday, June 03, 2011
The first Sunday of every month those interested in delicious and nutritious Indian home-style food can sign up for a hands-on, participatory cooking class at Baltimore’s Akbar Palace. This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month so there will be a class, June 5th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Taught by Kalpana Nigam, you will learn three dishes which will be served with beverage for your dinner at the end of the class.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Baltimore’s co- owner of Woodberry Kitchen makes it to CNN’s Eatocracy 5@5 column, a food related list from everyone from chefs, celebrities, writers, politicians and more.
Amy Gjerde has celiac’s disease, she is allergic to gluten which is different from just being gluten intolerant.
Continue reading o CNN Eatocracy 5@5 – Amy Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Chef’s Expression is hosting at the American Visionary Museum on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. an interactive wine seminar and dinner with Georg Reidel of Reidel Stemware. Reidel Stemware is the most famous name in wine glasses today
Continue reading Interactive wine seminar & dinner with most famous name in wine glasses, Riedel