When you reach crab heaven–which to me is a crab house in Maryland–you will have a choice of appetizers before the main event (crabs!) is served. Ubiquitous on the menus of these places is a tomato-ey Maryland Crab Soup–that by all rights should be a great soup. It’s usually not. It
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Pancake variations have gone through the roof at brunch-y or fancy breakfast venues. Here’s a creative spin that I particularly love.
For years there have been rumors circulating in the scientific community that our solar system is inhabitated by yet another heavenly body.
Pluto may now be questionable…but Meatball is indisputable! You can prove its existence by walking into any Italian restaurant on Earth not serving radicchio.
For many decades, this great vegetable soup–a specialty of Liguria–has been the headliner soup in Italian-American restaurants, and has been simmering in the pot of many an Italian-American grandma. There are many, many forms of it–both there and here–but the American minestrone most typically includes…
There is almost nothing authentic about chow mein; there is almost nothing even Chinese about it. But the dish that became emblematic of Chinese-American food in the 1950s–an almost stew-y mass of celery, onions and bean sprouts, with a very specific flavor–functions for me, and others, as powerful comfort food.
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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