Adventures in Taste

Take a gastronomic day trip to Franklin County, Pennsylvania

January 13, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Franklin County offers an ideal gastronomic destination. Fewer than two hours from Baltimore and Washington, its distinctive culinary culture combines Pennsylvania German, Scots-Irish, and burgeoning Hispanic flavors. Straddling the Cumberland Valley, the county has […]

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‘Tis the seasoning: Savor the tastes of the holidays

December 22, 2016

Winter holiday cuisine has evolved its own distinct palette of spices and seasonings. “Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg — that evokes the holidays,” said Meg Whitlock, vice president of sales for Baltimore-based Vanns Spices. “And all […]

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You can go Bay to table in Maryland’s Somerset County

November 21, 2016

While “farm to table” has become one of the country’s more popular culinary trends, Maryland’s Somerset County takes the concept offshore by introducing “bay to table.” The fish you catch today can be on your […]

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How does the crab harvest look?

July 29, 2016

This month’s big question: In the Chesapeake Bay country, having a case of crabs is definitely not a social liability! I believe that all the bay area natives are actually born knowing how to crack […]

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Genuine Smithfield Ham is backed by law and tradition

April 7, 2016

In an ornate dresser in the Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney Suite of the venerable Smithfield Inn, a video featuring the world’s largest ham biscuit shares the top drawer with a Gideon Bible. Ham is that important […]