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June 4, 2011

Weekend reading from the blogs and beyond

foodplateHere's an extra big and alphabetical-by-blog-name roundup of recent posts from the blogs I follow.

I don't know how easy this kind of post will be with the new blog publishing platform. We'll see, but definitely let me know if you enjoy these posts and I'll find a way.

There are some links that I've been sharing on Twitter but not here, but I realize not everyone can abide Twitter.

Adventures of a Koodie: Eli's back! He's got a review of Peace A Pizza in Catonsville. This was actually a guest review Eli published on the Macaroni Kid website.

Amuse-bouche for Two: I liked this pretty post on pasta with tinned fish.

(a)Musing Foodie: Liza has a funny preview of the new Wegmans opening in Frederick on Sunday.

Beer in Baltimore: Alexander D. Mitchell IV posts the results of DuClaw's home brew competition. It's a peanut butter porter. Really. I learn a lot from Alexander's site. 

Center for Science in the Public Interest:  CSPI likes Choose My Plate, the USDA's new healthy eating  graphic, which is replacing the old food pyramid. But definitely see the Food Politics post below if you're interested in the topic.

Civil Eats: Vanessa Barrington wonders if we're in the first years of a Jewish deli Renaissance. Sure hope so.

Diner's Journal: I love the periodic What We're Reading post on the New York Times dining blog. (Once, they were reading me!) A recent round-up included this story on Pittsburgh's food-truck scene. Turns out food trucks there can't park within 500 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant AND the trucks have to move every 15 minutes!

Dining Dish: Dara always knows about things I don't know about, like the first Sunday cooking classes at Akbar and Amy Gjerde's 5@5 post on Eatrocracy about eating well gluten-free. Amy, of course, is the co-owner of Woodberry Kitchen.

Eater: An endless source of amusement. Eater generously rounds up the hot discussions on various national and regional dining discussion boards, like this Chowhound discussion on the funniest things a server has   said to you.

Food Politics: Marion Nestle has a big roundup of reactions to Choose My Plate, the USDA's new healthy eating graphic. 

Food Safety News: I haven't really been paying much attention to the E-coli breakout in Germany, for which the "prime suspects" appear to be vegetables. This post has advice for anyone worried about purchasing raw produce. UPDATE: Looks like it was sprouts.

HowChow: A post on the new BGR: The Burger Joint in Columbia, Howard County's first. Must reading for burgerheads.

In Good Taste: Suzanne Loudermilk has a post on Maryland Wine Week, which started on June 3 and runs through Sunday, June 12. I never got around to posting on it, so please read hers. 

Nations Restaurant News: I don't post often to this industry blog, but here's an interview with Arturo Paz, he executive chef of the new Bombora, which is shaping up to be the most ambitious restaurant to hit Ocean City in years. It's from the Phillips family.


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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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