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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Chocolate? Part 1: The Local Show

The short answer: No.  I have about 1,400 words around the long answer. In 2016, three events stood out as potential chocolate overloads.  Fortunately, none managed to quell my love of the dark stuff, but not through lack of trying. … Continue reading

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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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A Fine Food Day in DC

Yesterday, we took advantage of an invitation to a tech-related pitch lunch to eat at Fiola.  In our parallel lives as  IT consultants, we are sometimes invited to these events, where a software company extols the virtues of their product … Continue reading

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Get Your Ginger Up!

Bobbi Staat stopped by to show me the trophies that will be awarded for the Sandy Spring Museum’s Gingerbread Celebration.  They’re a treat! One looks like jolly James Beard; the other is set to blast off into the Great Gingerbread … Continue reading

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New, Return, Rebirth: Innovation on Your Plate at the Smithsonian Food History Weekend October 22-24, 2015

There was more to the Smithsonian Food History Weekend than I was privy to.  Too bad, but the Gala at which the first Julia Child Award was (fittingly) bestowed upon Jacques Pepin was beyond my price point.  There was plenty … 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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The Next Best Thing To Eating

The “Feast Your Eyes” Exhibit at Annmarie Garden, and a Related Book Talk Books That Cook edited by Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa A. Goldthwaite, New York University Press, 2014. Jennifer Cognard-Black could have filled the hour by lecturing on the … Continue reading

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I’ll Have a Basket of Maguey Worms and a Dog, Ready to Cook, Please.

You, too, can stand in the great marketplace at Tenochtitlan, capital city of the ancient Aztec empire, and absorb the sights and sounds of commerce. Acres of foodstuffs are spread out around you, all the bounty of the New World … 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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The Trip Different: A Week In Santa Fe, Part 1: FUZE SW Conference, Saturday

I went to Santa Fe in November for a non-food-related committee meeting, but expecting to fully appreciate the unique cuisine of northern New Mexico.  Indeed, I had the good fortune to be invited to attend FUZE SW 2013, the first … Continue reading

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