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valser

I am cooking my way through The Essential New York Times Cookbook! I might be a little bit crazy.

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  • Location: Baltimore
  • Favorite foods: I like savory things, and salty/sweet combinations. I only have issues with things that have slimy textures. Okra, I'm looking at you.
  • Last bite on earth: Thanksgiving dinner.

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A delicious, delicious roast chicken.

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Cold pizza for sure.

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Bacon, pineapple and black olives!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Way more butter than anyone should probably use.

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Pepper Jack- a little creamy, a little spicy.

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biscuits and white gravy!

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with Brussels sprouts!

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Roast Chicken!

Where is the best pizza in Maryland?

I have to say that there is a severe lack of decent pizza in Maryland (there are a lot of chain pizza places, but if you are in Baltimore, I reccomend Iggie's, and Joe Squared.

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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

I won the praise the lord box two years ago, and I took a whole weekend and cooked almost all of it- it was a porkapalooza weekend!

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Mixed Review: Crate & Barrel vs. Trader Joe's Cornbread

If you swap out the oil in the Trader Joe's mix for a stick of melted butter, it takes it from good cornbread to transcendant cornbread. I love the TJ's cornbread- I make it every other week, just about.

Baltimore- must haves?

Oooh, and Brewer's Art. The dining room for Fancy food, the Bar area for more reasonable stuff. (the bar area gets pretty insanely busy on the weekend though)

Baltimore- must haves?

Gelato at Pitango Gelato in Fell's point, If you are going to blue moon, the earlier you go the shorter the wait- I've never had a wait at 8am.

I echo the rec for the Helmand, Marie Louie Bistro in Mt Vernon is also good. Iggies' Pizza in Mt Vernon is good.

Chaps for Pit Beef, if you're into that kind of thing.

I reallly like the food at Sam's Kid in Fell's Point too, but the service there is really, really hit or miss.

I've heard good things about Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill, but I haven't been there.

Cook the Book: Village Fries

I don't know. Every time I've eaten Good Stuff fries, they've been soggy, and floppy. Not crisp at all. I don't know if that is an issue with the fryer, or the potatoes. but it is definitely a problem.

French Macarons from Trader Joe's Are Pretty Damn Good

I really like the vanilla ones- even more than the chocolate. The Columbia, MD TJ's usually has them.

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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

when i won this box last year, and had a porkapalooza with my family! SO. GOOD.

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Woody's on chincoteague Island

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sitting in a pub on a rainy day in Ireland, a pint of cider, bangers and mash, and talking to strangers.

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Snuggling around a piece of fig with goat cheese in center

How would you Praise the Lard?

So I was one of the winners of the Praise the Lard
gift boxes in SE's contests this holiday season! (woo!) And I have decided to invite some friends for a weekend in February, and cook everything in the box.

I'm trying to figure out the menu, now. Do you have any ideas on what to make? what would you make if you had box o' pork?

I was thinking that I would like to try to make Pig Candy, but that's really the only solid idea that I had.

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