| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown marks its seventh anniversary this weekend, featuring special dishes to celebrate the occasion on Dec. 14 and 15.
Featured plates include "new age sashimi" - tuna sashimi with truffle oil and fava bean puree;...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Madison Beach Hotel hosts a five-course Macallan Scotch dinner Dec. 19, pairing five different single-malt Scotches with courses designed by chef de cuisine Brendan Dion. Special guest speaker and Macallan brand ambassador Charlie Whitfield will be...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This coming Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, which for 43 years in the United States and 23 years globally has dedicated itself to building awareness of environmental issues and the role we all can play in protecting our planet and conserving its...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The calendar may say spring, but my thermometer definitely says winter. This morning, the red line of mercury (or whatever it is they put inside thermometers these days) only made it up to the mid 20s. Talk about depressing.
This year, I am especially...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Note: Thomas Keller of the French Laundry in Yountville is one of America's greatest chefs in addition to being a Food section columnist. This recipe is an example of how sometimes it is the simplest things that elevate a dish from good to great. Its...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The first thing that catches your eye when walking into Girasol, the new Studio City restaurant by two-time "Top Chef" alum CJ Jacobson, is the ceiling. When the restaurant opened Monday evening, diners couldn't help but notice large white petals swirl...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:42 PM
We had a wonderful meal at Charlie Palmer the other night. We had not been back for dinner in several years and were delighted and impressed with the complex and delicious creations of chef Seakyeong Kim, who took over the kitchen about two years ago....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award.
"My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 4:15 AM
The Pissaladiere Nicoise, an onion tart studded with black olives and anchovies, is being passed around to the dinner guests while the Navets a la Champenoise, a turnip casserole, and braised stuffed breast of veal finish in the oven.
A French Frisee...
| Mar 24, 2013
The fledgling bird fixes her eyes on the horizon, draws a beakful of air and jumps.
The fledgling girl fixes her eyes on the horizon, draws a deep breath and sighs. So many speed bumps. Waiting nearly 16 years, enduring 30 hours of classroom drivers'...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:44 PM
When people ask me why I eat locally, at the top of my long-winded answer is that I believe local food can taste better. Locally grown produce is more likely to be fresher and small farmers generally focus on quality over quantity. Though I will be done...