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By Gwen Schoen and Gwen Schoen,McClatchy-Tribune | November 12, 2008
Some people take pistachios for granted. We love them sprinkled liberally over ice cream. Shaved over salads. Toasted and chopped for a halibut crust. Packed for some crunch punch in cookies. Sunken like treasure in soups. Dusted with tangy spice rubs. Even straight-up with a drink at the game - they can give peanuts an inferiority complex. Pistachios are native to the Middle East and are likely the oldest cultivated nut tree in history. Archaeological evidence shows traces of pistachios as far back as 7000 B.C. The first commercial pistachio crop was grown in California in 1976 and it produced 1.5 million pounds of nuts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
FEATURES
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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By Amy Scattergood and Amy Scattergood,Los Angeles Times | September 17, 2008
In the beautiful economy of the forest - or the urban backyard garden - leaves are nature's brilliant cookware. Banana leaves can be cut down to make plates or unfurled into wrappers perfect for steaming fish on a grill. Fig trees and grapevines yield leaves the exact size for enclosing, then grilling, a cube of feta, a sardine or a mint-studded lamb meatball. Before the invention of tinfoil or grilling baskets, pragmatic cooks picked their kitchen supplies from branches and found what they needed in the trees.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Roy Yamaguchi is back in town on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Roy's Baltimore. Chef Yamaguchi will be joined by Roy's Baltimore exec chef Raymond "Opie" Crooks and other chefs. The $100 evening will include wine, music and gourmet food stations executed by the James Beard Award-winning Yamaguchi, along with Crooks and other great chefs, including Rey Eugenio, the opening chef at Roy's Baltimore, Nino Germano ( Germano's ) Patrick Morrow ( Meli )
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 10, 2002
Just when we've fallen in love with Chilean sea bass, a group of chefs has risen to warn us we could love it to death. Only a few years ago, this was a fish living in obscurity in deep, cold ocean waters off South America and with the unappetizing name of Patagonian (or Antarctic) toothfish. But like an aspiring Hollywood starlet, its name was changed and it became a hit. No one cared that Chilean sea bass wasn't really a bass and didn't always come from Chile. With its white, moist flesh, it took leading roles in top American restaurants.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun reporter | February 27, 2008
Fix, Freeze, Feast By Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik You've Got It Made By Diane Phillips Harvard Common Press / 2008 / $14.95 The latest book from Diane Phillips, who calls herself "the Diva of Do-Ahead," has a range of recipes that can go into the refrigerator for a day or two, or the freezer for longer. That's a helpful option if you'd rather not wait for your made-ahead dish to thaw, or if you're running out of room in the freezer. Among the 150 recipes is a good selection of appetizers and "small bites," such as Smoked Salmon-Dill Puffs and Prosciutto Palmiers, that can be prepared ahead for a dinner party.
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