| Feb 25, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Dorreth from Pasadena e-mailed me yesterday morning looking for a recipe for coconut macaroons: "I decided to try writing to you to find a recipe that was published in the LA Times food section some years ago. It was a......
| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
I'm having a hard time finding a good bakery in my ‘hood. I usually stray out to different parts of the city if I'm in dire need of baked goods. If I need a doughnut or a dozen two, there's no other place to go than the Doughnut Vault on the Near...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thanksgiving 2011: Restaurant roundup...
| May 4, 2010
| 4:22 AM
I had the chance to eat a 21-course meal in the kitchen at Volt Sunday, the night before chef Bryan Voltaggio lost out on that James Beard award.And that extraordinary personal splurge -- i was there not on the Baltimore......
| Apr 1, 2010
Call me a heretic, but I've been thinking it's about time the Easter Bunny spruced up his product line. Eggs are fine and Peeps are cute, but as Thumper's 21st century image consultant, I'd advise he hop on the French macaron trend. He wouldn't even...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 1:46 PM
How many great desserts can you think of that aren't made with flour, baking powder or even dairy products?
The answer is: However many great desserts a Jewish kosher cook can serve for Passover meals while still following the dietary laws for this...
| Apr 10, 2011
Drop that pen. Hands off the keyboard. Back away from the phone. Don't bother. Do not compose the macaron lament.
Perhaps you find it tricky to produce a credible macaron. It is tricky to produce a credible macaron. If it were easy to produce a...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:31 AM
It's not easy during Passover, the Jewish holiday during which the observant baker must give up wheat flour (as well as spelt, barley, oats and rye) and still strive to produce desserts worthy of commemorating the Exodus. No wonder so many people...
| Sep 2, 2010
In the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashana, Abby Franke and his team of bakers at StoneGround Bakery are braiding thousands of egg-and-honey-rich challah loaves by hand. The breads are kosher, as are the hundreds of other Jewish-German products in the Agoura...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 12:36 PM
- 1 ½ cup grated potato
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup cooled mashed potato
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbl skimmed milk
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
Place grated potato, all-purpose...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Some days it's better not to open my e-mail. This is the kind I hate to get, although Jim couched it in the nicest terms possible: Reading this morning's paper, I was delighted to see my post to your blog......