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Two Queens, The Governor, and Soft-Shelled Crabs: The 2016 Governor’s Maryland Buy-Local Cookout

Once again, the 2016 Governor’s Cookout was the place to be for the finest interpretations of our amazing local ingredients.  Even the July evening was temperate for the time of year. There were opportunities to schmooze with interesting characters and … Continue reading

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Have Another Taste: The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show Part 2: A Fabulous Party and Other Events

I should start with the formal opening ceremony, even though I was just slightly late, and had to stand behind the big cameras.  Never mind, it gave me a chance to take a few of my favorite kind of meta-pictures. … Continue reading

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Jerusalem of Gold: Zahav, The Restaurant, Event and Cookbook

Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, Zahav, A World of Israeli Cooking, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015   Michael Solomonov is the chef and part owner of the Israeli restaurant Zahav in Philadelphia.  He is also the author of its eponymous cookbook, … Continue reading

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Food As Art; Art As Food: The Women Chefs Exhibit at Strathmore

Artists in the Kitchen is the subtitle of this eclectic display of portraiture, and the concept is as audacious as the execution. The representations of woman chefs by woman artists range from realistic to wildly conceptual.  One, an installation just … 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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The Northern (Mexican) Way: Pati Jinich’s Culinary Program at the Mexican Cultural Institute

2015 marks the 25th year since the Mexican Cultural Institute’s establishment.   To honor that silver anniversary, the first program of Pati Jinich’s culinary series this year focused on the Silver Route of Northern Mexico. Aguascalientes, Guanajuato , Queretaro, San Luis Potosí: … Continue reading

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Pisco, Pachamanca, and Alligator Pears: Peruvian Food at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This year’s Folklife Festival was constrained in both space and scope.  Squeezed onto the Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets, it focused on only one subject: Peru.  But, just as a magnifying glass may concentrate attention on a small but … Continue reading

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But You Can See It From Here: The Almost Heaven Benefit

We called our Olney Farmers and Artists Market benefit brunch “Almost Heaven” because it takes a long time to get there, but it’s totally worth it!  The climate was certainly agreeable, and the society was, too. MacBride and Gill’s Falcon … Continue reading

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Chefs But No Demos At The Gaithersburg Book Festival

Quiz: which local book festival is held outside (in the lovely-weather, low-humidity Spring); attracts nationally-known authors; and has free parking? That event that used to be down on the Mall only has the author thing in common with the Gaithersburg … 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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