Pepin passes down kitchen skills on TVImagine...

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Pepin passes down kitchen skills on TV

Imagine you're the daughter, granddaughter, cousin and niece of French chefs -- where would you learn to cook? On television, of course -- that is, if you're Claudine, 28-year-old daughter of famed TV chef Jacques Pepin. She's getting 26 lessons in eating "well and wisely" on public television's "Cooking with Claudine" (which airs on MPT at 1 p.m. Saturdays). Father and daughter tackle such dishes as poached salmon with Ravigote sauce, a quiche of leeks and Gruyere, and flan with caramel-Cognac sauce. Glen Burnie resident J. Daniel Nogueira is the grand prize winner in the Friendly's "Fantasy Sundae" contest, beating out contestants from 14 other states. His "Bing Zinger Sundae" contains chocolate chip and cherry ice creams, hot fudge and marshmallow toppings, sweet black cherries, whipped cream and a crowning chocolate-covered cherry. He wins a year's worth of Friendly's ice cream and a sundae party for 30 of his friends and family.

Hail, the rockfish

Now through February look for rockfish specials on menus and market shelves, part of the Maryland Rockfish Celebration, sponsored by the state's commercial fishermen, seafood processors and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. More than 75 restaurants and more than 40 retail markets around the state are participating.

Chiefly dining

Favorite presidential fare gets the nod in Washington's Willard Room for inaugural week. The menu, which runs through next Monday, features Maryland crab bisque, honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, baked salmon with oysters, honoring First Lady Abigail Adams, and Virginia green apple pie with hot rum sauce, for Abraham Lincoln.

Pub Date: 1/15/97

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