Tag Archives: Baltimore

Corn Maiden, Gummy Man, Swpeepish Chef: AVAM Encounters Food, and It Is Us

Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, Director of the American Visionary Art Museum, is energized: “This is our first major show with all our artists still alive,” she explained, and many of them were having a good time schmoozing with each other, there … Continue reading

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The Weekend of the Books: Two Festivals, Too Much

What genius decided that the National Book Festival would take place on the same weekend as the Baltimore Book Festival???  Friday’s heat and Saturday’s concrete floors darn near did me in, even as I limited my attendance in Baltimore to … Continue reading

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Conserver of a Great Tradition – Review: Chesapeake Bay Cooking with John Shields

Have you ever picked up one of those spiral-bound cookbooks published by a community group, expecting to find it full of recipes redolent of the culture or region of its origin, only to discover it contains only a single section … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait for the Baltimore Book Festival!

This weekend, the Baltimore Book Festival will surround the Inner Harbor with book- and reading-related activities.  The food options have been expanded (I hear rumors of lobster rolls), and all vendors will be local and sustainably sourced.  Even the demos … Continue reading

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What Chefs Talk About When They Talk To Each Other: Chef Connect: Baltimore 2015

Every profession has professional associations, and most professional associations have get-togethers. Meet and mingle, network, see the latest gadgets and raw materials, learn the trends and how to exploit them; in short, become better at what you do – that’s … Continue reading

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More Wonders of Baltimore

We drove up to Baltimore last weekend, to attend an event sponsored by the Slow Food Baltimore group, but (of course) we first swung by a farmers market.  And then we visited another market, new to us but strangely familiar. … Continue reading

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It’s a Rough Job, But Somebody’s Got To Do It!

I was asked to keep this under wraps for a while, but now it can be told: I was a judge for Tulkoff’s Seasonal Spotlight Recipe Challenge. Readers of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market blog will remember that Linda … Continue reading

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A Farmer, a Chicken and a Bureaucrat Walk Into a Bar…

There was a chicken.  There were lots of folks in blue jeans and flannel.  There was a genuine Amish farmer with a beard.  There were butchering, fermentation and worm-bin-building workshops; and food, much of it locally-produced by the very farmers … Continue reading

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A Locavore In Baltimore – Woodberry Kitchen and Future Harvest-CASA’s Partnership

Future Harvest CASA is an admirable organization dedicated to sustainable farming in the Chesapeake region.  They have a yearly conference that’s a great opportunity to learn about and network with farmers, restaurateurs, and allied folks concerned with the health of … Continue reading

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Foodie Adventures At The Inner Harbor

Recently, I attended a non-food-related conference at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore.  This is a small hotel built on one of the piers at the Inner Harbor, and I was surprised to learn that it has conference facilities, let … Continue reading

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