| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:10 AM
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting.
But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad.
"Here's your salad...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Chef Mark Littleton has groupies.
During his stints at a string of pubby Baltimore restaurants, including Simon's, Lulu's and Annabel Lee Tavern, Littleton developed a strong following, thanks to his inventive take on comfort food.
In July, Littleton...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:51 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with showers and a high near 81 degrees. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good old Rusty Scupper. The Inner Harbor restaurant with the sweeping views opened way back in 1982.
It has grown. Two major renovations have added private rooms and a 1,200-bottle wine cellar.
In commemoration of its 30th anniversary, the Rusty Scupper...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:07 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 reprinted here. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on eggs....
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:49 AM
It’s the final countdown. Do do doot do, do do doot doo doo. Lorena, Kerry, and Chris are still standing. I have no idea how the final finals will work, as they seem to change it every season (two finalists! three finalists! one finalist and a goat!...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Verde Pizza Napoletana is open in Canton. The South Montford Avenue location was the home for years of Birches, and before that, the Wild Mushroom.
The dining room and bar, which formerly had a woodsy New England appearance, have been thoroughly...
| 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 3, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Midway through preparing a chocolate-filled babka, pastry chef Paula Shoyer pauses to raise her freshly kneaded sweet bread toward the heavens with outstretched arms.
“It’s like in ‘The Lion King,’ ” she tells her audience...