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April 27, 2011

Mother's Day, 12 days to go

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Here's a first round of Mother's Day gift ideas.

Things to do with Mom

Boordy Vineyards  On Saturday and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m., Boordy invites families to picnic in Greenspring Valley. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for teens, and $5 for children 2 to 12. Music by Ellis Woodward and Company; wine tasting; and tours of the vineyard.

Boordy is assembling picnic packages for the event, which include wine, food and tiaras.
The following picnic packages are available:

Maryland Film Festival concludes, as usual, on Mother's Day. The big food-related movie this year is Cafeteria Man, Richard Chishom's new documentary about Tom Geraci's attempts to improve the food in Baltimore City's school system.  That movie shows at 5 p.m. on Mother's Day at the beautiful Brown Center.

Give a gift certificate for a Charm City Food Tour, or take one on Mother's Day. It looks like tours wills be held in Little Italy, Federal Hill and Fells Point on the day itself.

Cooking classes - you could treat Mom to the class, take it with her, or take a class yourself and use what you learn to cook a meal for Mom.

Cooking with Donna, the weekly cooking class Donna Crivello holds at her Columbia restaurant, will be devoted to A Spring Luncheon for Mom on May 4. 

► When I last checked, there were two spots left in Nancy Longo's Mother's Day cooking class, which she's holding this Saturday, April 30. But your best bet is probably to give Mom a Pierpoint cooking-class gift certificate to use when she wants.

Chef's Expressions has gift certificates to its cooking classes and wine dinners at Gramercy Mansion.

For the Love of Food has gift certificates for its adult cooking classes.

Food-related things you can buy her

A Morton's Pewter Pig Table Lamp

► Food related things on Etsy by local artisans

Cheeseburger earrings from Clay by Shea

Chinese takeout earrings from JessJess385201

Your six favorite foods illustrated in "cat form" by Jamie Shelman


Things she can eat

The gorgeous handmade truffles and enrobed chocolates at Ruth Penn's Velvet Chocolatier are beautifully packaged.

One of the eye-popping coated apples from Lisa Anne's Decadent Gifts. These are typically ordered for delivery, but the Charles Village shop has walk-in hours on Saturday.

Baltimore, Maryland. Sargeant Franklin Williams, home on leave from Army duty, watching his mother cook, Delano, Jack, photographer, 1942 Mar. Library of Congress 

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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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