All about tomatoesIf you're the kind of person who eats...


April 23, 1997|By Karol V. Menzie

All about tomatoes

If you're the kind of person who eats tomatoes only when you grow them yourself, you may want to check out the new book "Tomatoes" from Burpee, by Robert Hendrickson (Macmillan, 1997, $16.95). It has history, growing tips, problem-solving and a guide to which tomatoes to grow for a particular attribute, such as stakeless, disease resistance and late, main or early season.

All aboard

Maryland food, wine and beer will be featured at Taste Fest '97 Sunday at the B & O Railroad Museum in Ellicott City. You can stroll through the museum while sampling, and if you find an edible you love, all the products will be available for purchase. The event, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Catonsville and Ellicott City, lasts from 5: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Tickets cost$15 in advance, $16 at the door. Call 410-233-7702.

Tip of the cap

Did you know: Cookie cutters make wonderful napkin rings? You can serve chilled summer soups in frosted sherbet glasses? Those are just two tips from "New Secrets of Entertaining: Tips from America's Best Innkeepers," by Gail Greco (Globe Pequot, 1996, $14.95).

Warm milk

Know you need more calcium in your diet but you're not in the habit of drinking milk? How about cooking with it? That's the suggestion of a national milk-promotion board, which is offering a booklet called "Make It Better with Milk," with tips from such food experts as Martha Stewart and Jeanne Jones. Order the free booklet on the Internet at, or call 800-WHY-MILK.

Pub Date: 4/23/97

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