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 […]

Adventures in Taste

‘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 […]

Food and Drink

Ten rules for “wine schmoozing”

December 13, 2016

Film and TV stars frequently attend them. Politicians and heads of state usually find themselves there. High society folk call these regular hangouts and celebrities of all sorts make this scene. What on earth is […]

Adventures in Taste

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 […]

Wine Doctor

Ordering wine in a restaurant

November 11, 2016

One of the most intimidating aspects about wine is ordering it in a restaurant. This, by far, creates the most anxiety among diners. Here are some helpful tips to make ordering wine easier and less […]

Food and Drink

Studies tell us only part of the story

October 29, 2016

Wine, especially red, has been studied quite extensively over the last number of years and much has been written about its health benefits. The majority of what has been touted about it has to do […]

Culture

Tour and taste in Orange County

October 29, 2016

Orange County’s rolling hills hold lots of history. Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison, brings the Colonial past to life. And there are plenty of reminders of the Civil War, as well as […]