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Food-steaming for the clueless

Are you a lucky person who got one of those trendy food steamers for Christmas and haven't a clue what to do with it? "The Essence of Herbs," a free booklet from Black & Decker, which makes the FlavorScenter steamer, offers recipes based on herbs and spices such as cilantro, dill weed and tarragon. Call (800) 231-9786, and choose option 2.

Great chefs and you

The guest chef at the Sixth Annual Great Chefs Dinner is Roberto Donna, chef-owner of the noted Galileo restaurant in Washington. He'll be joined by Francesco Ricci, of the former i Ricci in Washington. This year's event, which benefits the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland, is at Linwood's/Due in Owings Mills. The event begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 6: 30. Cost is $175 per person, reservations required. Call the center at (410) 576-2414, Ext. 13.

Fat and stress

According to Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, authors of "I'd Kill for a Cookie" (Dutton, 1997, $22.95), the top 10 sources of fat for Americans are, in order, margarine, whole milk, shortening, mayonnaise and salad dressings, American cheese, ground beef, low-fat milk, eggs, butter and vanilla ice cream. The book is a guide to managing the problem of stress-eating.

Another Graul's

Graul's, the small local group of upscale markets in Baltimore, Annapolis and Hereford, is opening a new store in Timonium at 1200 Tullamore Road in the Roundwood shopping center. The store, scheduled to open in early April, will feature Graul's meat and specialty departments, as well as a wine and spirits shop.

Pub Date: 2/26/97

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