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October 19, 2010

The Top 10 that might have been

campbellBasically, I forgot to prepare for today's Top 10. In desperation, I tried to pull together something quick and cute inspired by the BMA's Warhol exhibition. Soup, I thought. After a while, I tried to pull together a Top 10 discontinued Campbell's soups, but that was hard to pin down. Then, a 10 most popular Campbell Soup recipes. No dice.

How about just a straight-ahead Top 10 cold weather soups on area menu? Sure, but it was too late to pull that together. I think we should consider that for next week. I looked back to see if we had already done a Top 10 soup category. Of course we had -- two years ago to the day. Something about October.

Read Mary McCauley's Sunday preview of the exhibition.

And here is Frederick Rasmussen's article about the Baltimore artist Bennard Perlman's recollections of Andy Warhol, whom he met when they were both students at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh. I went to Carnegie, too.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 9:37 AM | | Comments (4)


Since I seem to be on a mac + cheese kick, here's my favourite mac + cheese recipe - unfortunately no longer as tasty since Campbells changed its cheddar cheese soup formula maybe 15 or so years ago. Cook a pound of any sturdy pasta (no bow ties, please), combine with two cans of cheddar cheese soup, and bake. Pretty funny coming from a cheesemaker, no?

You'd think a food snob such as myself wouldn't have a Kraft Mac'n Cheese sitting in the cupboard, but oh, you're wrong. I LOVE that day glow orange filth with a passion and make it the "poor" way..1/4 cup of milk, no butter and the rest water.. delicious nostalgia.

Kraft dinner is a completely different animal than real mac and cheese. Unfortunately, I usually prefer Kraft dinner.

It is one of two processed foods you'll find in my pantry (ramen being the other). No wonder my nurse wants me to cut my salt intake.

I was over at the BMA yesterday. I was thinking about taking in the Warhol exhibit, but apparently the BMA with the exception of the gift shop is closed on Tuesdays. I did, however, find comfort over at the Charles Village Pub where my bourbon and gingers were two-for-one and my bacon cheeseburger was cooked to medium.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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