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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
Taste of the Nation Baltimore is one of 40 culinary events held across the country each year raising funds for the national non-profit Share Our Strength dedicated to ending childhood hunger. Chefs from Michael Mina's upcoming eagerly awaited Wit & Wisdom will be there, along with representatives from Pierpoint, Charm City Cakes , B&O Brasserie and Clementine . Taste of the Nation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel . Taste of the Nation events have been held since 1988, but is first time one is being held in Baltimore.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems - from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured without removing the cork - it's easier than ever to imbibe without committing to a single bottle. These new systems have a cool factor that makes wine geeks go nuts. But the technology is for more than just show. Implementing these systems translates into more options for customers, cost savings for restaurant owners and environmental benefits for everyone.
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By Janene Holzberg and Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2010
A new treatment for malaria - which experts say kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds - might lie in the dregs of medicinal tea formerly produced by an Ellicott City woman's company. Bad flavor might have undermined the lasting success of Diane Winn's first anti-malarial drug, a product called Phyto-Laria tea bags, which her company made until five years ago from the root of an African vine. But now, the only thing Winn hopes to taste is success as a flavorless capsule form of the same drug soon heads for clinical testing and, if approved, a product launch by year's end. Not bad for someone who graduated in 1959 with a degree in biology from tiny Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., and who envisioned a long career behind a microscope or as a medical illustrator.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Netdao Yutakon of Nashville, Tenn., was still shaking her head, getting used to the lightness two days after her waist-length hair was chopped off to meet Naval Academy regulations in time for her freshman year. "It was like losing a best friend," said Yutakon, an 18-year-old graduate of Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Tennessee, as she fiddled with the locks that now come just below her ears. At least Yutakon was spared the razor. One by one, members of the freshmen class who didn't have their hair cut before Tuesday saw their locks vanish with the quick work of a barber - a ritual that was among their first tastes of academy life in Annapolis.
NEWS
September 9, 2013
The following businesses are scheduled to participate in this year's Taste of Towson: Bahama Breeze Island Grille Black & Gold Catering Café Troia Charles Village Pub Corner Bakery Café Cunningham's Café & Bakery Cunningham's Kitchen El Rodeo Tex-Mex Cantina & Grill Food by Fire The Greene Turtle Jake's NY Deli Havana Road Cuban Cafe Kathmandu Kitchen La Cakerie Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees...
HEALTH
February 18, 2010
Most kids like sweets, but for some children there might be an underlying cause for that affinity. A new study finds there might be a link between sweet preference in children and a family history of alcoholism, plus the child's feelings of depression. The study in the journal Addiction shows correlation, not causation, and the researchers also note that this penchant for sweetness doesn't necessarily mean the children who preferred the sweeter taste will eventually become alcoholics.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
I believe it was Samuel Johnson who said that puns are the lowest form of humor. The Sun seems to relish puns. The headline concerning the death of two girls when a train derailed in Ellicott City ("Derailed lives," Aug. 22) was the most tasteless pun yet. Shame on you! Betty Hoatson, Butler
NEWS
July 17, 2012
Publishing KAL's most recent cartoon was in very poor taste. He singles out both Joe Paterno and the Catholic church for ridicule in the same breath. Unless he had somehow shown the entire Penn State community collectively, he was way off base. The Catholic Church collectively is not at fault for the sins of a minuscule few, and of course the same can be said for Penn State. Richard L. Lelonek, Baltimore
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September 8, 2012
On Sunday, Sept. 23, A Taste of Heaven will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, noon to 3 p.m., to benefit Carroll County Food Sunday. Several churches will prepare food and bring cookbooks for sale. The price of admission is a nonperishable canned food item for Carroll County Food Sunday. The Ben Reiff Trio will provide music. The event will be held in St. Paul's Fellowship Hall, at 13 Bond St., Westminster. Call Ruth Grey for details, at 410-751-6442.
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March 9, 2011
The Supreme Court's decision in the Westboro Baptist case follows our constitutional protections for free speech. Why don't people exercise that right by picketing there? Go to Westboro! Same-sex couples and veterans should join in a show of support for slain soldiers and denounce this bigotry with many rallies right on Westboro's doorsteps. Aren't there VFW's in Kansas? Where are they? Freedom of speech goes both ways. Ron Kuhns, Nottingham
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
There was something in the musical water of 1994. Let's take another sip. A good chunk of millennials were either pre-teens or young teens in 1994 - and their budding musical tastes were informed by a wide array of memorable offerings in just about every genre. It was the post-grunge era, and alternative music ruled. But so did R&B, rap (which was getting away from party-anthems and addressing more realistic or slice-of-life tales) and pop-ish singer-songwriters. It was a year that saw the release of many seminal albums: Green Day's "Dookie," Nine Inch Nails' "The Downward Spiral," Nas' "Illmatic," Weezer's "Blue Album," Hootie and the Blowfish's "Cracked Rear View," the Notorious B.I.G's "Ready to Die. " Aaliyah, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Brandy, Oasis, Portishead and Marilyn Manson were among the artists who released their first album in 1994.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
Food trucks from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia selling everything from crab cakes and cheese curds to cupcakes and cookies were the featured attraction at Baltimore's third-annual food truck festival, held on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The event, which began in 2012 as a Taste of Two Cities, had a different name this year - a Taste of Three Cities. Joining trucks from Baltimore and Washington for the first time was a contingent from the Philadelphia area, including the festival's only crab cake specialist.
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By Benn Ray benn@atomicbooks.com | May 20, 2014
A number of tastings are coming to the Wine Source, 3601 Elm Ave., in the next couple of weeks. On Friday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m., you can sample some impressive wines from two Italian producers, Le Ragose, of Valpollicella, and Marziano Abbona, of Piedmont. On Saturday, May 31 is an Italian white wines tasting from 1-4 p.m., and on Thursday, June 5 you can sample Catocin Creek distilled spirits. They are purveyors of rye whiskeys, gin and brandies. That tasting takes place from 1-4 p.m as well.
NEWS
May 18, 2014
Two culinary students in Anne Arundel Community College 's Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute won gold medals, and the institute team earned second place at the sixth annual Chesapeake Culinary Cup competition this month at the institute in Glen Burnie . The Chesapeake Culinary Cup is an American Culinary Federation-sanctioned competition open to regional college culinary arts programs. Gold medal winner Michael Willard of Annapolis earned the highest score in the competition with his menu of pan-seared red snapper with citrus beurre blanc, lima bean puree, glazed carrots, orange-scented asparagus and a rice croquette.
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Jacques Kelly | April 25, 2014
I offer this advice to those who undertake a new walking tour of old Lauraville: Wear sensible shoes, take a map along and be prepared to learn stuff you never knew before. For starters, this Northeast Baltimore neighborhood is larger than I had imagined. It also has far more history than I was prepared to digest in the time I spent there. Lauraville is truly a city neighborhood of secrets waiting to be discovered. I learned it still has a building that served as a one-room schoolhouse dating from Lauraville's time as a Baltimore County village.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School junior listened as fellow students playing the roles of politicians and government officials offered their opinions. After 30 minutes, Shanley called for a vote, and the decision was unanimous: All five "council members" voted against banning the towers at schools, saying the financial benefits outweighed possible health risks.
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Thank you for writing the article shining a light on anti-choice people who harass and humiliate people and their families who are not breaking any laws ("Abortion fight widens," May 11). To think that these people would go to a man's middle-school aged daughter's school to defame the girl and her family because the girl's dad rents space to abortion providers is deplorable. These anti-choice fanatics should get a taste of their own medicine by receiving calls and visits to their neighborhoods and schools.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Fells Point is known for a lot of things - cobblestone streets, fun bars, seafood - but Italian fare is not among them. Anastasia, the newest offering from Kali's Restaurant Group, could change that. The restaurant, which opened in January in the Thames Street space vacated by Meli (also a Kali's Group venture), bills itself as an "Italian bistro" and also as an upscale nightclub. Those two identities don't fit together perfectly, but as a restaurant, Anastasia gets the important stuff - the food and service - just right.
NEWS
By Julekha Dash | March 31, 2014
Step into the Secolari shop at The Mall in Columbia, and you'll feel as though you're in a Tuscan farmhouse rather than a suburban shopping center. The walls are lined with stainless-steel containers, called fusti, filled with 20 different olive oils and 14 types of vinegar and aged balsamic. There's bread for sampling, along with other gourmet items proffered on rustic wooden tables designed by the store owners and made by a local lumber company. Champagne mimosa vinegar, basil-flavored olive oil, pear ginger wasabi balsamic, blackberry with roasted pepper vinegar and blood orange olive oil are some of Secolari's most unusual and popular flavors.
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