By Betty Rosbottom and Betty Rosbottom,Tribune Media Services | May 16, 2004
Brillat-Savarin, the famous 19th century French gastronome, wrote, "the discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star." I agree with this often quoted statement, but I'm tempted to replace the word "dish" with "ingredient." My own culinary creations are often inspired by new, sometimes exotic or foreign items that appear in our groceries. My most recent find has been Spanish Marcona almonds. A year ago, I discovered these delicious almonds in a local supermarket.
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
I like Pen & Quill, the new restaurant on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in Station North. It's pretty and comfortable, and the food, from executive chef Bella Kline, is tasty, rib-sticking and satisfying. I sure like it a heckuva lot better than The Chesapeake, which was the name of the previous restaurant that occupied this space. The Chesapeake, which lasted for less than a year, should not be confused with another similarly named establishment, Chesapeake Restaurant, a dining institution that flourished on this corner in the middle of the last century.
January 13, 2008
My son and I traveled to Anchorage, Alaska, to do some sightseeing and halibut fishing last May. We drove south along the Seward Highway, from Anchorage to Seward, a distance of about 125 miles, stopping frequently at pullovers to take in the views. It is almost impossible to drive this highway more than 5 miles at a time without stopping at a pullover to take in the views. Each stop was more beautiful than the last. This photo was taken at Bear Lake, which is just north of Seward. The mountain's reflection in the lake was a photo waiting to happen.
By ROB KASPER | May 12, 2004
ONCE the local strawberries start showing up, life starts getting better. The first strawberries have started to appear at markets on the Eastern Shore, the part of Maryland that gets warmer sooner. From May to mid-June the strawberry harvest will march west, proceeding from the sandy soils of Anne Arundel to the mountain ridges of Garrett County, producing successive weeks of sweet fruit. The quality of the strawberry crop depends, of course, on how much rain and how much hot sun we get during the tumultuous Maryland spring.
By ROB KASPER | September 22, 2004
NAME A STRETCH of North American coastline and a dish served there and chances are good that John Shields has been there, eaten that. From fresh scallops in New England to plump shrimp on the Gulf Coast to fresh halibut in the Pacific Northwest, Shields has stuck his fork in it. For the past two years, Shields traveled the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the United States gathering recipes and anecdotes to put in his new cookbook, Coastal Cooking With...
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2004
My husband and I recently had a fabulous New York City dinner. We started with appetizers from the chef at Tribeca Grill, moved up to an entree by the director of Windows on the World and enjoyed dessert from the owner of the Comfort Diner - all without leaving our Baltimore home. Chef on a Shoestring by Andrew Friedman (Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2004, $12), a great cookbook now out in paperback, made it possible. Filled with more than 120 recipes from noteworthy chefs, it lets home cooks attempt dishes they might find in fancy restaurants, at a fraction of the cost.
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 22, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Throughout four decades of Cold War, a great and dangerous game was played out in the shadows.Secret U-2 flights snapped pictures of missile silos. Spies were swapped during late-night rendezvous at Glienicker Bridge in Germany. Phone calls were plucked from Kremlin limousines by roving U.S. eavesdropping satellites.But what took place in the skies and on the ground was rivaled by the little-known espionage beneath the waves. Spies didn't just wear trench coats; they also wore Navy blue.
By New York Times News Service | February 7, 1994
The United States has for decades operated a fleet of specially equipped submarines whose secret work is to comb deep waters for military intelligence virtually unobtainable by any other means, experts in naval warfare say.These spy submarines are the Navy's counterpart to reconnaissance satellites, but better in some respects. They can not only examine distant objects on the ocean floor but also sometimes retrieve or manipulate them.The naval experts said objects of interest include lost ships, submarines, planes, weapons, rockets, spacecraft and nuclear warheads, as well as functioning equipment, such as other countries' undersea cables and listening devices.
By BETTY HALLOCK and BETTY HALLOCK,Los Angeles Times | August 23, 2006
Halibut cheeks and short ribs. Scallops and foie gras. Squid and pig's ears. Lobster and squab. Recognize the theme? It's surf and turf. For the guy shuffling chips at a Vegas craps table, surf and turf means a thick steak and a fat lobster tail. But chefs are navigating uncharted waters and ranging beyond the plains to create new takes on the steakhouse standby. Their sometimes wild iterations continue to evolve and proliferate. Whether inspired by the land-sea combinations of international cuisines or maybe just the American dream of having it all, today's surf-and-turf combinations are more varied than the possible rolls on a pair of six-sided dice.
By Elizabeth Large | June 25, 1997
The many rewards of good nutritionEating five fruits and vegetables a day makes good health sense. The concept also won a Baltimore County student a trip to Walt Disney World. Ten-year-old Sara Kenney of White Marsh is the grand-prize winner in the Produce Partners/Five a Day National Art Competition. Her poster (above) breaks down the food equation with a banana and juice for breakfast, grapes for lunch and two vegetables with dinner.Subtropical delightNow in the stores: cherimoya, a subtropical fruit that's worth the premium price.
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