| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
| Sep 15, 2011
Everyone has a few favorite food items that galvanize them when they peruse a menu. Citrus, mushrooms, spice, chocolate, tomato …whatever it is, it tantalizes the emotions and helps in the decision-making.
Those personal food preferences also...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:44 AM
Some things, like dining by candlelight, never go out of fashion. But some eating rituals of yesteryear have all but disappeared. For instance, you hardly ever see people dining by rockets' red glare anymore.
But that's what the citizen-soldiers and...
| 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?...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Baltimore is being invaded by flying saucers — in fungal form.
Airborne spores, driven by the summer's record rains, have been alighting in backyards, gardens, farm fields and forests throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (in short, wherever there...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Who's been seeing mushrooms?
Mary Carole McCauley has this story on the 2011 bumper crop of super-creepy mushrooms that have been sprouting up everywhere, both in alarming numbers and in sick-making variety.
Seems like there's a "scientific" "reason"...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:08 PM
See pictures of some of the mushrooms cropping up in Maryland due to the wet weather.
| Dec 11, 2011
| 12:41 PM
With the Tortellini Boscaiola ($10), Pazani (a combination of the words pasta, pizza and panini) delivers a rich cream sauce that's remarkably pumpkin orange for a rose.
This is a tenaciously clingy sauce. You could complain that the sauce isn't as silky...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Warning, centennial ahead. The 100th anniversary of the sinking is coming in April, and commemorations are bound to be berserk. Baltimore has long been one of the unofficial headquarters for Titanic scholarship. "A Night to Remember," still considered the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week 2012 is on its way. This year's promotion runs from Jan. 20 through Jan. 29, 2012, and there are a couple of switch-ups. Participating restaurants can now offer a three-course dinner for either $30.12 or $20.12 (but not...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post on healthful eating. This week, Mindy Athas, RD, CSO, LDN, writes about mushrooms.
Low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, yet rich in fiber, protein,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Just because the holidays are over and we're into a new year, that doesn't mean the need for "roast beast" is over. Hearty winter dinners are still the order of the evening, but cold weather eating doesn't have to be all about stews and soups. You can...