| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Don’t let the vintage sign hanging above Randy & Steve’s The New General Store on Main Street in Ellicott City fool you. Everything inside is -- as their name suggests -- “new” but with an old-fashioned touch.
After closing The...
| Jan 13, 2013
I eat with my hands.
Most of the time I don't need a utensil. I'm good. I eat asparagus with my hands. Also, steak, rice. Also, lettuce, macaroni. I have eaten mashed potatoes with my hands. I will eat Thai occasionally with my hands (but only at home)....
| Dec 2, 2010
A hand-held smoker that looks like a toy pistol, a blender that heats or cools while it whizzes your soup or smoothie, professional immersion blenders, dehydrators, whipping siphons, induction burners, sous-vide machines and vacuum sealers.
| Nov 18, 2010
W. Howard Lester, former chairman and chief executive of gourmet cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc., died Monday at his home in Indian Wells after battling cancer, the company announced. He was 75.
Lester and a partner bought San Francisco-based...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:38 PM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Williams-Sonoma is recalling about 28,000 Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots in the United States and 700 in Canada. The handle of the hot chocolate pot can break off during...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
We’d been driving for five hours, stuck for almost an hour behind an accident on the 15 Freeway going north to Las Vegas, when Primm and the Fashion Outlets of Vegas loomed in the distance. Should I remind my husband......
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:40 AM
No matter what the cooking method, the same criteria apply to choosing steaks. Look for meat that is bright red with streaks of fat, or marbling, running through it. The red indicates that the meat is freshly cut, while the fat in the interior, most of...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Choosing Steaks for Grilling
Most steaks are tender enough to grill over direct heat, which produces a caramelized crust and juicy interior. Less tender steaks like skirt, flank and hanger benefit from a marinade before grilling to increase their...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Cooking by the cut:
Best for stir-frying: tri-tip, top sirloin and flank steaks; filet mignon.
Best for panfrying: rib-eye, New York strip, T-bone, and porterhouse steaks; chuck (burgers).
Best for grilling: rib-eye, skirt, sirloin, and strip steaks;...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 4:10 PM
OC's guru of glam, Jerrod Blandino, the creative director and co-founder of Too Faced Cosmetics, is an O.C. native who still lives and works in the area with his partner Jeremy Johnson, creating products for one of the hottest indie cosmetic brands today....
| Jan 24, 2011
| 9:10 AM
My kitchen smells like pot, but there's nothing going on here to concern the Police Department. Maybe the Fire Department.
I'm taking a gizmo that looks like a toy gun, stuffing wood shavings into the top and lighting them afire. My motivation is not...