| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Everyone, sing with me: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No, I’m not talking about Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day (65 days away and counting)! Finally, Restaurant Wars is upon us!
Some of the all-time greatest “Top Chef&...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Wow, tonight’s episode of “Top Chef” marks a turning point in the season. With seven cheftestants left, Tom ships them back to San Antonio directly after Restaurant Wars. Sleep-deprived, mentally and physically exhausted, and on the edge...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:38 AM
It's Wednesday night in Upper Fells Point and I'm sitting at the bar of the restaurant Salt.
The restaurant has entered its chilled-out mode; dinner service ends in a half-hour at 10:30 p.m. A jazzy score — Charles Mingus and Roy Hargrove —...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:10 AM
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting.
But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad.
"Here's your salad...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Starring!Dominque Dawes, Carla Hall ("Top Chef All Stars"*) and Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives Special unexpected guest star: Bob Ehrlich! Here's the link to the livestream, which starts Tuesday...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Frederick County is about 50 miles west of Baltimore, about a one-hour drive. Take Interstate 70 west to exit 54 (Maryland Route 355 — Market Street). Make a left on Market Street. Market Street will lead you directly into...
| Feb 17, 2011
While visiting Washington and its surroundings, why not eat like a president — at new economy prices, of course. Here are a few local spots with tasty food good enough for President Barack Obama and his family:
Ben's Chili Bowl...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The sizzle echoed through the halls of the Center of Applied Technology North in Severn, emanating from the school's culinary arts baking and pastry lab, where it was joined by a tempting aroma. Normally, a restaurant kitchen would be responsible for such...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Overcooking is what kills asparagus for most people. Memories of gray, limp and pungent spears follow wary eaters like ghosts from a nightmare.
But when treated right, asparagus is a versatile and complex vegetable. Its flavor profile can switch from...