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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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Cookbook Review: Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark dropped by Politics and Prose last week in honor of her latest cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game. It’s the 38th book she’s written or collaborated on.  Since her last book tour, in 2011, she’s been making videos with … Continue reading

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Review: Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens by Pati Jinich

Bless Pati’s heart.  She’s a wonderful cook and teacher, and her winsome personality shines in conversation and on the small screen.  However, the design of her latest cookbook is maddening.  Let me explain. There are the expected beautiful pictures of … Continue reading

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Faces Made For Radio: In the Studio Audience at The Kojo Show

I was, as usual, listening with half an ear to the house ads and teasers on WAMU-FM, when I sat right up: there was an announcement of the chance to be in the audience for a live broadcast of Kojo … 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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Review: Two Asian Cookbooks: Lucky Rice and Koreatown

Danielle Chang, Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables, Clarkson Potter, New York, 2016. Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard, Koreatown, A Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, New York, 2016. The two featured cookbooks at the National Museum … Continue reading

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Kor Eat Own at the Smithsonian

No, the title is not a typo, but echoes the clever type layout for one of the cookbooks authored by two of the panelists at the program, “Cooking Korean in America.”  Last month, one of the History After Hours sessions … 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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Book Review: Ad Astra – The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook edited by Cat Rambo and Fran Wilde

vutlu’meH QaQ jajvam! Which is, of course, Klingon for “Today is a Good Day to Cook!” and seems fitting for this collection of party food recipes from a group of folks who are known for their love of good times … 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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