Cook's Notebook

COOK'S NOTEBOOK

November 30, 2005

Site du jour

Green Friends

greenfriends.com

This site claims to be the largest in the world for progressive single vegetarians to meet and share their interests in environmental protection, peace and animal rights - good things, all.

Membership is free, but you must register.

You'll find chatting, blogs, a green forum and an almost infinite circle of friends.

--Knight Ridder/Tribune

Events

Italian Christmas Eve -- Learn to make Italian holiday dishes at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Donna's in Columbia, 5950 Waterloo Road. $35. Call 410-659-5248, ext. 112, for reservations.

Easy Entertaining -- Get new holiday recipes from the Yum Yum Sisters, Sandy Spanos and Ilene Spector, and meals to go, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Let's Dish, 9602 Deereco Road, Timonium. $75. Call 410-243-2967 to register.

Kitchen tip

If you want to reduce liquid, such as in a sauce, use a pan with a wider surface area. If you want to conserve liquid, use a deeper, more narrow pan.

--Chef Greg Hare, Baltimore International College

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