The Lure of Lavender

Culinary TrendsNew Orleans’ lively cooking scene is peopled with chefs whose equally lively personalities reflect their approach to food and dining. Two of the finest eschew the Big Easy for the parishes north of the city. For John Folse it’s a homecoming, while Kim Kringlie adopted Louisiana without abandoning his Midwest prairie roots. Together, they…

Visiting the Culinary Underground

The Culinary Institute of AmericaI have been to the CIA and explored its inner sanctum. I have seen its trainees in action, watched them learning the skills they will practice throughout the world. I have experienced the results of their work – the sauteés, the sauces, the soufleés. Yes, the CIA – The Culinary Institute…

Hail To The Peeps

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Tilghman Island Inn

Tilghman Island is about as remote a spot as one can find on the Eastern Shore. Home for generations to watermen, the air on Tilghman Island is scented with salt and crab. Driveways are made of oyster shells; red wing blackbirds perch in stands of cattails.

George Washington Ate Here

It was a dark, cold night in Valley Forge in 1775. The Marquis de Lafayette and General Von Steuben, weary from spending the day drilling the Minutemen, stumbled into the room where General George Washington sat near the fire, musing over whether he should have his portrait painted before he got those blasted wooden teeth…