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Radio Kitchen #1334
5:30 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Spring Mushrooms

 May 26,2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Mushrooms

During the first few weeks of spring, fresh Maryland produce seems to spring up like, well, mushrooms.  In fact this is a great time of the year to go shopping for your favorite fungi.  And we know that cooks all over town are pretty excited about these new arrivals.  What we are finding now are the portobello, criminis, white button, shiitake, and the queen of them all, the woodsy morel.

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Radio Kitchen #1333
8:13 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Fish From the Bay

May 19, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Fish from the Bay

Shopping this time of year for fresh Maryland produce is a pleasure.  Spring brings us broccoli, cabbage, asparagus and tons of herbs and greens. A lot of us are thinking light, and finding a suitable protein for the plate couldn't be easier.  So while we are composing brilliant variations on the theme of spring vegetables, we can dip into the Bay for suitable partners.

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Radio Kitchen #1332
9:16 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Berry Tarts

May 12, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Berry Tarts  

For fruit lovers, spring, in all its fullness, is a fabulous time to go shopping.  One of the real treats of the season are the berries that are quietly rolling into the market.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen attests, there are lots of ways to enjoy fresh berries, and one of the best is to feature them in tarts or pies.    

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Radio Kitchen #1331
2:10 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Big City Farms

May 5, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Big City Farms

As supporters of the "buy local movement" have gotten to know the local farmers who grow their food, a curious phenomenon has emerged.  Not all farmers work on farms.  At least classic farms, as we think of them.  One operation that Chef Jerry Pellegrino has know for many years is a great example of "urban farming."

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Radio Kitchen #1330
11:40 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Baby Beets

April 28, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Baby Beets  

Maryland farmers are turning out some of their best produce at this time of year, when the emphasis seems to be on young and tender.  It's when we see a lot of the "baby" versions of our food, and one of the more interesting is the baby beet.

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Radio Kitchen #1329
7:06 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Spring Onions

April 21, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Onions

While prowling through the market last weekend, I noticed that there were a lot of wonderful vegetables available that play important supporting roles in our meals.  In fact, the whole family of spring onions offers enterprising cooks a lot to work with.

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Radio Kitchen #1328
1:04 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

What To Plant This Year - 4/14/15

April 14, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - What to Plant This Year

April brings us the bad news of tax season, and the good news of the return of gardens and farm fields.  Our friends, the Maryland farmers, have spent the winter poring over their seed catalogs, planning on how to best please their customers this year.  And of course, it's not too late for amateurs like us to do the same, and that's exactly what Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen has been doing.

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Radio Kitchen #1327
8:36 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Spring Peas

April 7, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Peas

Last week we talked about one of the Rites of Spring:  the enjoyment of Spring lamb.  Today we'd like to cover another harbinger of the season, and that would be Spring peas,  the very embodiment of this most tender of seasons.

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Radio Kitchen #1325
8:40 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Working With Spinach

March 24, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Working With Spinach  

I think a lot of us are eagerly awaiting those first warm days of Spring, and the return of the Farmers Markets.  One of the first items to make an appearance every year is spinach.  And that's really good news to cooks all over the place.

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Radio Kitchen #1324
11:07 am
Tue March 17, 2015

DIY Vinegar

March 17, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - DIY Vinegar

As a wine lover who has a nice cellar, I'm always dreading the time when I open an old bottle and it has, as they say, "turned" to vinegar.  Fortunately, that's a very rare occurrence.   But there are times when we will deliberately try to make our own vinegar.

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