| Oct 29, 2011
Some restaurants arrive with a fanfare. Stang of Siam just kind of showed up one recent afternoon in Baltimore's Midtown-Belvedere neighborhood. One day it wasn't there, and the next day it was, and within about a week or so, Stang of Siam started filling...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Espresso Amaretto Sundae
4-6 ounces heavy whipping cream, whipped
3-4 tablespoons amaretto liquor
4 large scoops of good vanilla ice cream
8 amaretti or almond cookies, crumbled and separated
8 tablespoons hot espresso coffee
| Nov 10, 2011
On Thanksgiving, one blessing for some of us is a large-group feast that we plan and prepare in stages for several days, if not weeks. Regardless of whether some of the guests are bringing a variety of side dishes, the head chef still has to wrestle...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:53 PM
We’ve gotten used to discovering charming, individually owned dining rooms in strip centers. So it was kind of fun to visit Drover’s Grill & Maryland Wine Co., in Mount Airy in western Howard County. It stands alone, resembling a rancher...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Sometimes, eating at a restaurant is all about the adventure. You can try a dish you've never had before, and maybe even come home with a story to share with friends. At Mat Jip in Charles Village, you might just find both.
Mat Jip, which means "Taste...
| Sep 8, 2011
Most of us so-called grown-ups are just like the kids. As much as we moan about going back to school, we're pretty much over our free-form summer hours and want to get back to some sort of routine. One of the things we look forward to is seeing friends...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:51 AM
The key to the perfect tailgating offering is impressing your fellow sports fans with foods that are flavorful and hearty.
When you're a gourmet chef like Cinghiale's Julian Marucci, using fresh ingredients helps give classics a fresh spin.
"You want to...
| Sep 25, 2011
"A little ditty about Jack and Diane, two American kids doin' the best they can."
Sometimes I get a column idea and jot down a few reminder words as indicated above by the lyrics of John Mellencamp — or Cougar, or Cougar Mellencamp, or whoever...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Is football — more specifically, Thursday's Ravens-49ers game, the first time a Baltimore NFL team has played on Thanksgiving in 46 years — threatening to overshadow your holiday meal plans?
Instead of fighting the game, why not embrace it?...
| Nov 24, 2011
One reason most of us love the holiday season is that it provides opportunities to spend more time at home with family and friends. One reason most of us who are the family chefs dislike the holiday season is the stress it provides when we spend more time...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Jareene Barkdoll of Baltimore was hoping we would be able to find the recipe for the Southwestern-style quiche served at the Severn Inn in Annapolis. A friend treated her to Sunday brunch at the inn for her birthday, and she so enjoyed the quiche that she...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Former Baltimorean Steve Raichlen — author of "The Barbecue Bible," "How To Grill" and "Planet Barbeque!" — recently added to his impressive cookbook collection with the release of an eBook titled "Raichlen's Tailgating: 31 Righteous Recipes...