| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm.
On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:52 AM
This week's episode jumped right into this week’s Quickfire Challenge, but with a twist.
Padma announces that this will be an elimination QF and that one of them will be on the next flight outta New Orleans in the next few minutes.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Phew! They did it! They survived week one of "Top Chef," Season 11. Chef Patty was crying over the experience, which didn’t win her any points in chef Stephanie’s book -- she insisted she’ll only cry when she is kicked off. Hmm,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:49 AM
It’s getting hot in here!
Something that we would definitely expect from being in the South is some heat. For this QuickFire Challenge, the chefs are tasked with creating and bottling their own hot sauce in 45 minutes.
This challenge proves...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Cunningham's wants to be a restaurant for all moods and occasions, for anniversary dinners and impromptu weeknight meals. That's no easy trick. The atmosphere has to feel special but not overwhelming, and the food has to be captivating enough for...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Joann Delmonico from Utica, N.Y., was looking for an authentic recipe for making Spanish-style rice and beans. She said her granddaughter loves the dish, and she would like to be able to make it for her.
Martine Perez from Santa Rosa, Calif., sent in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The Liberatore family is on a roll.
Well known in the northern Baltimore suburbs for their eponymous Italian restaurants, the Liberatore family is branching out. Lib's Grill in Perry Hall, the family's seventh restaurant, ditches the Italian in favor of...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Conrad's seafood empire is expanding, and it's taken restaurant form.
Conrad's Seafood Restaurant is the newest member of the Conrad's seafood family of businesses, which includes a popular seafood store in Parkville, a crab deck at Ripken Stadium...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Barbara Block of Berrien Springs, Mich., was searching for a recipe for Rice Krispies treat ice cream bars that she said were very popular in the 1960s.
Rose Barnes of South Bend, Ind., sent in a recipe that she started making years ago with her...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:05 PM
For two busy surgeons, the home they have created offers a serene retreat at the end of the day. Troy Pittman's and Michael Somenek's sleek condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences provides a chance to relax and renew mind, body and spirit.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Some restaurants have, apart from everything else, a likable quality. Diners pull for it and want it do well. On a recent Saturday night, the Grille at Maple Lawn was full, early-evening diners were smiling and there was the hum of general contentment...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Amy Dickman from Owings Mills was hoping someone would have the recipe for the garlic herb cheese that was served with the breadsticks at Harvey's restaurant, which used to be located at Green Spring Station in Baltimore County. The restaurant and its...