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  • Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August

    Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August
    New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
  • Table Talk: Low Country Kitchen opens in Old Town Mall

    Table Talk: Low Country Kitchen opens in Old Town Mall
    There's a new Carolina cuisine joint in Baltimore. It's called, appropriately enough, Low Country Kitchen — but just try to find it. Unless you had a good reason to be walking past Hannah Williams' new takeout place, you might never see it. It's in...
  • The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort

    The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort
    At first glance, the story in the local paper seemed to have been written for me: "Decorating With Books." My house is swamped with cookbooks, they're stacked on just about every horizontal surface and, yes, some are even arranged on shelves. So I thought...
  • Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Gjerde lend a hand for ailing Rogue 24 chef

    Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Gjerde lend a hand for ailing Rogue 24 chef
    A Washington D.C. restaurant is getting by with a little help from the chef's friends. When R.J. Cooper, the chef/owner of Rogue 24, underwent planned open-heart surgery at Johns Hopkins earlier this week, the Washington D.C. restaurant didn't...
  • Table Talk: Andrew Zimmern to headline the Hippodrome's Foodie Experience

    Table Talk: Andrew Zimmern to headline the Hippodrome's Foodie Experience
    Andrew Zimmern, host of the popular Travel Channel program "Bizarre Foods," will headline the Hippodrome's third annual Foodie Experience, according to officials. Zimmern follows Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and Alton Brown as main attractions at the...
  • Restaurant Review: Wit & Wisdom has its highs and lows

    Restaurant Review: Wit & Wisdom has its highs and lows
    Wit & Wisdom, the promising restaurant in the new Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, calls itself a tavern. That it's not recognizably a tavern is what makes Wit & Wisdom, early on, both interesting and frustrating. Riding a wave of publicity and excitement,...
  • Charlie Trotter named James Beard Foundation's humanitarian of the year

    Charlie Trotter named James Beard Foundation's humanitarian of the year
    Charlie Trotter has been named 2012 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The chef, who has announced plans to close his eponymous restaurant at the end of August, will be honored at the foundation's annual awards — the Oscars of...
  • Wolf, Voltaggio and Gjerde among James Beard nominees

    Wolf, Voltaggio and Gjerde among James Beard nominees
    It took an hour to read all of the Beard Foundation nomimations. When it was over, there were no nominations for Baltimore area chefs restaurants. Sam Caglione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery was nominated for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits...
  • Minding his curds and whey

    Minding his curds and whey
    The 5-inch round of cheese was slightly orange, as it should have been, I guess. I cut it in half and, hoping I wouldn't end up in the hospital, I spread the creamy cheese on some bread. Hey, this was good! It tasted like … Camembert? This was the...
  • The lowly crock pot makes a simmering comeback

    The lowly crock pot makes a simmering comeback
    A number of years ago a serious chef, baker and food writer named Beth Hensperger got an assignment from her publisher: A slow-cooker cookbook. She declined. More than once. Vehemently. "I was like, 'Oh my God … It doesn't fit in with my style...
  • Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona

    Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona
    Jeff Smedstad joined the Coast Guard at 17 (and got cook's training); cooked in Scottsdale, Ariz.; traveled Mexico and studied cooking with Susana Trilling in Oaxaca; and was a chef at an Atlanta restaurant when a friend called from Sedona, Ariz. "He said...