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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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Review: The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook

The title of this book is a misnomer.  Yes, it’s a cookbook, but also an autobiography, tutorial of Italian cuisine, travelogue, and repository of wisdom learned over the life of a successful chef and restaurateur. There are essays about growing … Continue reading

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Librarians Have Appetites!

Why would a food writer attend a librarian’s convention?  Like everyone else, librarians appreciate cooking and eating, and they buy books on those topics for their libraries.  The exhibit hall of the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in … 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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Ladies and Lees Who Lunch

I was kindly invited to attend the luncheon on the first day of the Washington Winter Show (which is the renamed Washington Antique Show).  This was an opportunity for social Washingtonians to support a fine set of charities while enjoying … Continue reading

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A Fowl Theme For This Weekend

It was a fun weekend for foodies!  It’s bazaar season again, and one of my sheros was in town.  Two of the best bazaars were held yesterday. I found an addition to my tea towel collection at one.  This towel … Continue reading

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Feast on Ice and Fire: Eat the Game of Thrones

The Game of Thrones has a tie-in cookbook, and I have reviewed it for SFRevu.  See http://sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=14929

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What Took Them So Long? Part 2: The Cookbook

So the Post has finally published a collection of recipes from the 57 years the Food section has been running.  How did they choose from among the thousands it has published over the years?  The editors asked the readers for … Continue reading

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What Took Them So Long? The Washington Post Cookbook Part 1: The Panel

“RESERVE NOW,” read the notice in the calendar listings of the Food Section.  “Washington Post Cookbook Panel…Daniel Zwerdling…Phyllis Richman…Bonnie S. Benwick…Joe Yonan…Tom Sietsema…Tim Carman…Taste of Barracks Row…Dave McIntyre…wine tasting…FREE” (!)  I reached for the phone and made my reservation.  On … Continue reading

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Adventures in Reviewing: A Book Claiming to Teach How to Cook

A few months ago, I won a copy of How to Cook: Delicious Dishes Perfect for Teen Cooks as a door prize.  Now, I have been cooking for 50 years, so I would not be the best person to judge … Continue reading

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