| Oct 19, 2013
A flip is a class of cocktail that you may not be familiar with even though it dates back to the 17th century, when the term was used to describe a drink made with beer, rum and sugar. The concoction was then heated with a hot iron. That last part is...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:48 AM
ILULISSAT, Greenland - It's so cold, they closed the igloos. The icebergs are shivering. Two of my toes are slightly frostbitten. Yesterday my life seriously flashed before my eyes on a dogsled ride through the mountains.
But what a trip. What a place....
| Sep 28, 2013
As readers of this column know, food is a prime factor in setting the Postcards From Florida itinerary.
In Apalachicola that connection is oysters, but the historic Gulf Coast destination on Florida's Panhandle has much more to offer.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
GULF SHORES, Ala. — "I haven't found a seafood I didn't like," Al Sawyer said. That's saying something for a 60-something who has spent his whole life on Alabama's coast catching, selling and cooking seafood.
"When I was a boy, my father took me...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In an era when time is money, and cellphones, computers and jammed schedules keep us ridiculously busy day and night, why would one spend seven days traveling to England when a plane can get you there in seven hours?
The answer is simple: There's no...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:06 AM
A Dorchester County judge has denied a watermen's group's bid to reopen Maryland's menhaden fishery, but ordered a trial scheduled next spring on how the Department of Natural Resources has imposed catch limits on the prized bait fish.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Lawrence W. "Larry" Simns Sr., a fourth-generation waterman and longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay and those who make their living from its waters, died Thursday of bone cancer at his Rock Hall home. He was 75.
"Larry stood sentry for the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 AM
There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ten miles off the coast of southern Alaska, an insurance adjuster from Seattle caught a neon orange rockfish that is probably more than 100 years old.
The fish, a type of rockfish called a shortraker, was caught in 900 feet of water, weighed in at 39.08...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Fred Brungart of York, Pa., caught a Maryland record 38-inch, 24-pound Atlantic cod on May 31 out of Ocean City, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service reported last week.
Brungart hooked the fish aboard the 80-foot headboat...