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Into the Wild Garlic Yonder

Way out on the outskirts of Olney, behind an unassuming, suburban house, lurks a vampire’s worst nightmare: the backyard garden of Jim and Mary Nupp, the demon garlic-growers of Brookeville. Debbie Amster, one of our favorite farmers market demo chefs, … Continue reading

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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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New Management, Same Dedication To Local Food: The 2015 Governor’s Buy-Local Cookout

Last year’s Governor’s Buy-Local Cookout belied fears that the change of parties might affect that office’s dedication to Maryland food producers.  The event on the governor’s mansion lawn showed just as much consideration for the promotion of local products as … 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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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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We Make Progress Through Olney

About 30 lucky folks gathered at Jane McCarthy’s lovely backyard to enjoy wines contributed by the Winery at Olney and appetizers for the Market’s Progressive Dinner fundraiser.   Jane’s Back Yard We then proceeded to Taste Gastropub for a tapas … Continue reading

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OMG! Wine and Oysters and More at the OEG

Remember my article about the wonderful Stargazing Dinner fundraiser for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market? Elyse Kudo, of Jackson Family Fine Wines, who donated the wine for that event, arranged for us to attend a fabulous Matanzas Creek Sauvignon … Continue reading

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No Gazing, Plenty of Stars

The dinner billed as “Stargazing Vegetarian” turned out to be neither (but not in a bad way).   There were, however, plenty of cosmic vibes! It was a warm day in early Spring in Ashton.  Greg and Nadine Mort opened their … 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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Farmers and Fellowship – Saturday at the FH-CASA Conference

Sitting in a session on local food councils on Saturday at the FH-CASA Conference, I realized that this event, and others like it, is not really about the panels, or the food, or the exhibits.  It’s about building a sense … Continue reading

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