| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:55 AM
There are three of us Gorelick brothers. When it comes to mealtime, my older brother, Andy, and I are natural foragers. My younger brother, Gary, is the cook. He is one of those restaurant diners who seldom gets anything he thinks he can make better at...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The football season is over. So is Groundhog Day. And Valentine's Day, too. But if any excuse for a party will do, don't forget that Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 21. And while it may be a little late to book your trip to the Big Easy, you can at least...
| 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.
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Even though mushrooms are available year-round, I tend to crave them most in the fall. The look, feel, smell and flavor of mushrooms evoke chilly September walks through dusky forest trails. Purveyors at area farmers' markets often sell these foraged...
| 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 20, 2012
| 12:51 PM
When it comes to weeknight dinners, some of us are not big fans of planning ahead.
Oh, we might take something out of the freezer in the morning, then figure out what to do with it later in the day. Not for us all the a.m. prep work, so the crock pot can...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:16 AM
It's been just about a year since Jack Neill and Zachary Schoettler opened a self-named cafe on the lower-level space at the Woman's Industrial Exchange. Jack and Zach Foods is also a commissary and sales outlet for the Baltimore natives' pickled...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Florence Martin, originally from Paris and now residing in Baltimore, was looking for a recipe for making a traditional American Jewish-style beef brisket. Dolores Keene from Baltimore sent in her favorite brisket recipe, which comes from "Mama Cooks...
| 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 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Among the lovely memories of several visits to Southern California is the annual Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.
This is an arty seaside town to begin with, but during that six-week festival they pull out all the stops. Ranging over numerous venues are...
| Feb 18, 2012
There is another Canton, a quieter residential neighborhood away from the commerce of Boston Street and the bustle of O'Donnell Square. "Old-man bars" still operate on the lonesome corners of this Canton, and when one of them closes, you can bet a cute...