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  • DIY Kitchen: Homemade bread

    DIY Kitchen: Homemade bread
    Anyone who knows me knows I hate baking. I love baked goods, obviously, but I can’t deal with the amount of precision that most baking requires. I know it’s all about the science of the desired chemical reactions, which should be a cool thing to engage in. Instead it’s just kind of a drag because I generally don’t like using recipes (let alone measuring cups/spoons), and the control freak in me really hates that once it’s in the oven, it’s basically game over and there’s little you can do to fix or enhance the dish. Moreover, when dealing with yeast, you’re talking about keeping things alive (which I really suck at) and extended periods of inactivity on the part of the cook, which requires waiting, and also time management (both of which I also really suck at).
  • Cookbook review: Bryan Voltaggio's 'Home' makes for a dinner party disaster

    Cookbook review: Bryan Voltaggio's 'Home' makes for a dinner party disaster
    The title of the latest cookbook from Bryan Voltaggio, the "Top Chef Masters" finalist who now has two restaurants in Baltimore, suggests it's full of recipes for family meals. Some of the notes accompanying his recipes in "Home" contain fond references...

    Herbal Remedies: Thinking beyond brownies when cooking with cannabis

    Herbal Remedies: Thinking beyond brownies when cooking with cannabis
    Cooking with cannabis has always been part of weed culture, and there’s no shortage of resources, recipes, and forums, especially in recent years with marijuana reform becoming a reality. Most folks with an even passing acquaintance with the plant...

    Arômes' fixed six-course menu might not leave you with many choices, but it makes for a beautiful dining experience

    Arômes' fixed six-course menu might not leave you with many choices, but it makes for a beautiful dining experience
    It was clear from the first course that dinner at Arômes (3520 Chestnut Ave., [410] 235-0035, aromesrestaurant.com) would be a delight: a small plate of perfectly pillowy gnocchi, topped with a foamy brown-butter sauce. It sounds simple, but this...

    Grace Garden serves authentic Chinese regional specialties in an unlikely setting

    Grace Garden serves authentic Chinese regional specialties in an unlikely setting
    The best Chinese food in Baltimore isn’t really in Baltimore. It’s housed in a nondescript strip mall, sandwiched between a beauty salon and a  Cluck-U chicken wings franchise. Because parking at the North Odenton Plaza is in a rear lot, we...