| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Whatever Punxsutawny Phil predicts today, we can rest assured that there's more cold weather ahead. And, as we all know, cold weather calls for comfort food. Actually, any excuse for comfort food will do, but setting out to prepare tummy-warming fuel...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Faith Hicks weighs in on Super...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Calle's Cucina is a place with potential.
Chef-owner Carl "Calle" Vahl has the experience to run a show-stopping restaurant, with both formal and on-the-job training in Italy and New York. Philosophically, Vahl is in the right place, too. He uses fresh,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:51 AM
It's been years since Maggie Lebherz lived in sunny Spain as a college exchange student. Yet just one taste of fresh olive oil takes her back in spirit.
"In 2007, I lived with a family in Salamanca, and my host mother cooked everything in olive oil, in a...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Earth Wood & Fire, a new restaurant in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County, is testament to the wisdom of keeping things simple.
The menu offers a handful of salads, a selection of small plates and a daily special or two. But the partnership at...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:38 AM
One bite of a cool, crisp and bittersweet apple, and it's apparent why it is so intertwined with autumn.
No fruit has had a more schizophrenic symbolic history — from the tantalizing tempter of Eve to the sign of appreciation for favorite...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Your family may be the stay-at-home-on-the-holidays type. If that's the case, you might think breakfast in bed is just the thing to honor Mom on her day. But this year, why not ask her opinion? It's entirely possible that the female parental unit in...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Steaming, boiling and stir frying are the go-to cooking methods for broccoli, but oven roasting produces a much better result. Roasting broccoli brings out the muscle in the veggie by condensing the flavor and giving it crispy little browned spots...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The arrival of tomatoes at the farmers' market is the high point of the summer growing season. It brings with it a treasure-trove of jewel-colored fruit that span the spectrum from bright green to dark purple and come in shapes that defy geometric reason....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Along about now, the grill as a culinary appliance begins to pall. Not that grilling isn't still the preferred summertime cooking method, both for everyday meals and for deck parties. But, still, we get a little nostalgic for fixing a quick supper...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:35 AM
Want something a little healthier this year to snack on during the Super Bowl? Alison Massey, a dietitian at Mercy Medical Center, has some “touchdowns” to replace those “fumbles.” See if there’s something that scores with...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:50 AM
There's little that's more romantic than a wonderful dinner enjoyed a deux in a cozy setting. With Valentine's Day in the offing, restaurant phones (and websites) are undoubtedly busy taking reservations for just such tete-a-tetes.
If you're into the...