| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Fourth of July is not technically about the inalienable right to grill hot dogs and burgers, but to vegetarians or people trying to cut down on their meat intake, it can sure seem that way.
For those looking for a way to join in the backyard...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:32 PM
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 printed here. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:58 AM
This time of year, when Old Sol is having his way with us, we often turn to the tropics for culinary inspiration. The tropics, that is, of sandy beaches, blue oceans and cooling trade winds making the palm trees sway.
One reason, of course, is our innate...
| Jan 8, 2011
The Kohilas family has been operating Ikaros at the same Greektown address since 1969. That's a very long run for any restaurant, especially a family-owned and -operated establishment. Ikaros is truly beloved by its patrons, who loudly sing the praises of...
| Jul 7, 2011
Yes, the Fourth of July is behind us. But that doesn't mean you can't find other celebratory themes to help inspire your culinary creativity. If the Fourth was all-American, then July 14, Bastille Day, is all Française.
Our "ooh-la-la" carte for eight,...
| Mar 2, 2008
There are two kinds of people who shouldn't even consider eating at the new RA Sushi in Harbor East: Those who take their sushi seriously, and those who don't like really loud, throbbing rock 'n' roll music while they eat.
In fact, if you fall into...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
With spring more than two weeks old, we've now entered the time of year when we begin to think about summer. But I don't mean summertime cooking.
You won't believe how many people start asking me in April to cook them "something light, because I want...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When I think and talk about the qualities of good cooking, I often find myself referring to the Chinese concept of yin-yang. This ancient philosophy of the Taoist religion believes that opposites such as fire and water, hot and cold, light and dark,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Modo Mio Cucina Rustica has been around for quite a while, and I think the reason is that the food is tasty, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The attractive space has the feel of a modern trattoria in Italy with an open kitchen,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Looking for a fast dinner option? Nothing beats salad. Mix and match based on a favorite ingredient, complementing with what you have in the fridge and/or cupboards. Check out these salad ideas that come together in an hour or less.
The first recipe...
| Mar 20, 2013
Brunch — an easy, agreeable way to entertain — sure pleases all generations in our family. Especially when the gathering includes eight or more guests — the norm in our house on Easter Sunday.
My favorite dishes leave me time to hunt...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Honestly, could it get any better than salad sometimes? Big, beautiful, colorful -- and so often simple -- salads are a perfect choice when you're planning dinner in a pinch. Tailor the components just so to please picky dinner guests, or fix one as a...