Pikesville shop offers food for memoryMany caterers and...


September 09, 1998|By Elizabeth Large

Pikesville shop offers food for memory

Many caterers and gourmet shops in the area prepare traditional holiday foods for those too busy to do their own cooking, but Gourmet Again (3713 Old Court Road, Pikesville) goes them one better. The shop offers a separate "Remember When" section on its holiday menu, dishes that "everybody's bubbe made for them," says co-owner Barbara Collurafici. These are dishes you may not have had in years, such as homemade teglach (rolled dough with honey, above), old-fashioned string-bean casserole with french fried onions, barley casserole with mushrooms, and kasha and bow ties with gravy.

Wanted: food trivia folks

If you know your coq au vin from your coquilles St. Jacques, listen up. The Food Network is looking for contestants for a new food trivia game show called "Pressure Cooker." For more information, call 212-398-8836 and ask for the Pressure Cooker hot line.

Ways to use produce

Mark Waitsman, a local chef known for his use of hot sauces and marinades, will demonstrate new ways to use produce at the Baltimore Farmers' Market at 10 a.m. Sunday. The market, which is located under the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets, opens at 8 a.m. and stays open until sellout (around noon).

'Szechuan Fire'

"Szechuan Fire" has won Elizabeth Barclay of Annapolis $1,500 in prizes in Kraft's Barbecue Sauce 1998 Flavor Search Contest. That's the name of her recipe, which adds plum jam, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger root, hot oil, mustard and chipotle to bottled sauce. If her recipe is the grand-prize winner, "Szechuan Fire" will become a new Kraft Barbecue Sauce flavor.

Asian-accented salad

Planning a meal with an Asian flavor? Here's a useful salad dressing from Terry Blonder Golson's "1,000 Lowfat Recipes" (MacMillan, 1998).

Orange-Sesame Vinaigrette

Makes 8 servings

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup white wine or rice vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Whisk ingredients together. Each serving has 36 calories.

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Pub Date: 9/09/98


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