Cuisine on Grande scale comes to Cross Keys
A tasting bar where customers can sample olive oils and other products, a European-style food hall, an expanded cookbook library and a demonstration kitchen are some of the features of the new Williams-Sonoma Grande Cuisine store at the Village of Cross Keys. The days-old store took over the 7,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Nan Duskin. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Thursday, when the store will close at 8 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
New York culinary historian and author Karen Hess will sign copies of her books from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Annapolis, Annapolis Harbour Center. Samples of 18th-century-style fare will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. by Catering by Ron. For information, call (410) 956-6195.
Have a little broth
Touches of soy sauce, onion and garlic enliven Swanson's new Oriental Broth, a perfect health-conscious substitute for oil in stir-fry dishes. A 14 1/2 -ounce can costs about 69 cents at grocery stores nationwide. There's no fat or cholesterol, but salt-sensitive folks should note that the broth has 1,070 milligrams of sodium