The Mount Washington restaurant Crepe Du Jour recently changed its name to Le Bistro Du Village after 20 years in business to reflect its broader menu, which includes classics like escargots, onion soup, mussels and steak frites.
Doris R. Friedel, a retired Baltimore public schools art teacher and gourmet cook, died Monday from congestive heart failure at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. The former longtime Riderwood resident was 87.
After her very successful first two books, "Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures" and "Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman's Land Army of America," she has a new book coming out. The book's topic is how LEGO toys came to be.
By Karen Arnett de Rodriguez krodasad@gmail and com
"Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures" is the work of author and Rodgers Forge resident Erin Hagar along with illustrator Joanna Gorham. The book tells the story of Child's life, from her childhood in Pasadena, Calif., until her death in 2004.
"Food is hot," said Paula Johnson, curator for the new exhibit "FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000," which opened recently in Washington. "It's a topic people are very interested in, as evidenced by TV, books and blogs."