Maryland chefs make a splash for the baySome of Maryland's...


September 03, 1997|By Elizabeth Large

Maryland chefs make a splash for the bay

Some of Maryland's top chefs will prepare a gourmet Eastern Shore dinner with regional wines and locally brewed beers to benefit the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Sept. 12. "Taste of the Chesapeake" will be held at the National Aquarium from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $125; aquarium members, $110. Call 410-377-6270.

Sauce for the grill

If you're bored with tomato-based barbecue sauces, try Rick's Ragin' BBQ & Broiling Baste. Its key ingredients are vinegar and brown sugar, and it comes in mild or hot and spicy. Ragin' Blends Inc., a Maryland company, sells its products in specialty food stores.

For superchocolate fans

Are Americans getting as sophisticated about their chocolate bars as they are about coffee? Lindt this summer joined several other companies selling high-octane bars -- Lindt's is 70 percent chocolate. It's so intensely chocolate it actually has a bitter aftertaste.

5 curious calories

Weird Nutritional Information of the Week: On my family's box of Honey Nut Cheerios, the nutrition label says there are 10 calories from fat in a 1 cup serving of the cereal. It adds that 1 cup cereal plus 1/2 cup skim milk (i.e., fat-free milk) provides 15 calories from fat. Yet, my skim milk carton lists 0 calories from fat.

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Pub Date: 9/03/97

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