With $25,000 in prizes for the first-place winner, the Manischewitz Cookoff has now become one of the biggest annual cooking contests. I was at the latest Manischewitz Cookoff and got to taste every recipe from the five finalists. The winning recipe, a takeoff on Thai “Pho” (pronounced “Fuh”) soup, was delicious. It was simple, creative… Read More
Pikesville resident Susan Cohen enjoys entertaining. She loves setting a pretty table, hanging out with family and friends and of course, eating. On the other hand, when she’s the one doing the entertaining, she wants to prepare easy dishes that “I can place in the oven and call it a day,” she says.
For eight years, chef Chris Golder traveled the oceans, preparing meals on some of the world’s most luxurious yachts. Now the Maryland native has dropped anchor at Tark’s Grill at Green Spring Station in Lutherville, where happy customers enjoy the restaurant’s signature steaks, braised ribs and chicken potpie.
A physical education teacher at the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew has been suspended following charges of child abuse. Foye C. Minton, 33, was arrested on Jan. 10 at around noon at the day school. He has been charged with child abuse following an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department’s Crimes against Children Unit,… Read More
I can’t get Newtown, Conn., out of my thoughts. It’s only been a little more than two weeks since Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and started killing children. The other day, I read another tragic story about the killing of a young girl. She wasn’t a soldier on the front… Read More
At last week’s meeting, other speakers included Harford County Executive David R. Craig, new Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance and head of the Baltimore County Education Foundation Deborah Phelps. Craig spoke about his community’s successes and then said he is considering a run for Maryland governor. Dance, who started in his current… Read More
Here’s the plan for this much-awaited meal. Feel free to have bagels, cheeses and smoked fish, sliced tomatoes, onions and all that jazz … or serve the following beautiful dinner. No one is ready to fuss with dishes whose preparation will delay mealtime by another long hour. This is why I have chosen a) dishes… Read More
Whatever our culinary background may be, one thing unites all cuisines at Rosh Hashanah time: A sweet ingredient must be present in the dish, the Jewish way to usher in a sweet year is by way of the kitchen.
Foods often act like a magic time machine that can transport us back to the good old days. Scientists say it has to do with neurons and olfactory sensors, but all I know is that our sense of smell has power to bring back vivid memories.