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In Search of New Food Inspiration
8 months ago

In Search of New Food Inspiration

At first — after the Bon Appetit scandal news broke — I was somewhat conflicted. As a middle class, middle-aged white female home cook, I was totally in their …
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Sometimes you just have to start over
8 months ago

Sometimes you just have to start over

Friends and strangers alike have asked me things like, “why in the world did you scrap years of work in building an Instagram following as Charm City Cook?” or …
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The path to a more open mind and kitchen
10 months ago

The path to a more open mind and kitchen

 

If you know me — or at least the social media me — you know that Ina Garten taught me how to cook. And so did Martha Stewart, The …
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The Inspiration I Never Even Knew
1 year ago

The Inspiration I Never Even Knew

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I never met any of my grandparents. But, every time my mom was about to have a baby – which was a lot – her mother would …
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Dinner for Six at Eddie’s
2 years ago

Dinner for Six at Eddie’s

When I saw the Dinner for Six option in the latest Eddie’s of Roland Park catering brochure, I was stunned. The price seemed crazy, like way low. I asked and …
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Chewing The Fat With Chef Ted Allen: Dining Out For Life, Zuni Café Roast Chicken and His Birthday Meal
6 years ago

Chewing The Fat With Chef Ted Allen: Dining Out For Life, Zuni Café Roast Chicken and His Birthday Meal

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One of my favorite Julia Child quotes: “Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” That’s me and cooking. (I also consider tinkering with cocktails to be cooking…) People who are passionate about what they do really excite me. They inspire me. One such person? Ted Allen. And, recently, I had the chance to talk with him about something he is extremely passionate about – the fight against hunger. Read More

Chewing The Fat With Hugh Acheson – Life in the South, Instagram and His Fave Places to Eat
6 years ago

Chewing The Fat With Hugh Acheson – Life in the South, Instagram and His Fave Places to Eat

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Chewing the Fat: John Shields of Gertrude’s

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I really thought I knew John Shields. And maybe you think you know him, too. Baltimore. Chesapeake Bay. Crab Cakes. But there is so much more. I honestly could have listened to his stories all day long. We only had an hour.  Read More

Cookbooks worth reading – top lists from Atlantic Monthly, Eater and Serious Eats

 

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What are some of your favorite cookbooks of the last year? Which cookbook or food memoir are you hoping to add to your collection? As a relatively new cook, I’m always looking for really good, thorough, useful (and beautiful) cookbooks.

Here are some top lists for the year (and for all time.) Any favorites in your kitchen library missing from these lists? Read More

This is a (really great) Cookbook

This is a short post…just want to share this cookbook filled with recipes for real food – seasonal stuff, not too fancy or complicated. It’s by Eli and Max Sussman …
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