| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:11 PM
As fall approaches, the cuisines in area restaurants begin to change to suit the warm colors, temperatures and flavors of the season. Perhaps it’s the cooling breezes or the leaves falling, but there is something about the weather that entices...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds.
She'd recently had a conversation with her children's...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Five Maryland residents are among the amateur chefs competing for the coveted title of Master Chef and the $250,000 grand prize. Master Chef's two-part season premiere continues tonight at 9 p.m. on FOX.
Among the 100 amateur chefs competing in the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Most people go to farmers' markets in search of that perfect tomato or apple, meats are also sold at many of them. That's right, beef, chicken, pork and even bison can be found in the stalls at most farmers' markets in the area. Pork is among my...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Old Bay is painting Baltimore blue and gold. The indispensable seafood spice blend is being celebrated with the Summer of Baytriotism, a season-long celebration of the Baltimore-born shelf staple and the iconic tin can its shaken from.
A visual highlight...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:13 AM
What with our reliving the War of 1812 with special zeal this year because Baltimore is home to the "Star Spangled Banner," it's easy to come up with a theme for a seasonal dinner. Whether it be for Independence Day or Bastille Day (July 14), or simply to...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Tuna may be treated carpaccio style. There may be shiitake mushrooms in the sauce that graces the veal and lemon grass and coconut milk in the garnish for the salmon. But Tersiguel's is a French restaurant – French "country" restaurant to be...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:52 AM
June Hubit from Santa Rosa, Calif., was looking for a recipe for the mushroom stroganoff that was served at a little restaurant called Henderson's Grandmother in Corte Madre, Calif., in the 1980s. She said it was the best she has ever tasted and that...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Are invasive plants invasive in their native country? I have to tackle the porcelain berry vines growing up my trees. Is fall a good time to do this?
Most alien invasive plants are already aggressive plants before they get here, with many strategies...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Gilberto Cortes opened the doors of El Azteca in 1993. The storefront location in Clarksville is, arguably, the oldest Mexican eatery in the county. As venerable as it is (in restaurant years), El Azteca stills packs 'em in seven days a week.
| 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...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:30 AM
The mushroom in the recent Reader SunShots photograph ("Details winner," April 29) is a Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) shelf mushroom.
It is non-toxic, but inedible as is; it has the texture of shoe leather. Some people grind it into a powder and make...