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Beef tartare unsung hero of olden days

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 One of the unsung heroes of days of yore is beef tartare, that dish that so many people avoid like the plague due to the need to ingest raw beef. A classic dish originating in either The Levant, Turkey or Mongolia (choose the path you wish to believe), it… Read more »

Mignonette perfect to top steamed clams

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Man do I love a good mignonette. Few things in life really offer the flavor explosion like this magical morphing of ingredients. Traditionally served atop raw oysters and clams (in fact, this is the only way that I personally will eat raw clams), the brightness of this liquid-amalgamation balances… Read more »

Piemiento cheese dip topped soft pretzel

2 cuisine.07.21.22

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Reprint from July 21, 2022 I love traveling to the South. Hell, I love traveling to the North, East and West as well. I just love traveling. There is never a shortage of things to learn when one gets out of Dodge, and there is no better way to… Read more »

Island Creamery voted best in nation by USA Today poll

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (July 13, 2023) Budget Travel’s “Coolest Small Town in America” in 2014 is now officially the home to the nation’s best independent ice cream shop in the United States, according to a poll conducted by USA Today. On July 7, USA Today announced the results of the contest in which… Read more »

Steak quesadilla, guacamole and salsa

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I spent a few days last week prepping and executing a wedding. While it went off quite successfully, it came at a price. Since the Real-Feel was 96 degrees, we were all soaked to the core, sweating out any of our sins from the day prior, which was my… Read more »

BLT sandwich Maryland summer classic

2 cuisine.07.11.19

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 (Reprint from July 11, 2019) This heat wave has once again brought out the best in us Marylanders, or is it ‘we’ Marylanders? I can never remember. But I digress. For as long as I can remember, Mid-Atlantic folk have tended to complain all winter long that it is… Read more »

Mac & cheese: ‘comfort food at its finest’

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 It is the wee hours of the morning, and I am staring out the window at my backyard. I love my little chunk of paradise, the banana palms in full swing with a couple of them already feet taller than I am. Not for nothing, I will miss it… Read more »

Braised pork belly with roasted carrots

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 A week of storms; this hasn’t happened in quite a while. Of course, the June bugs and those down here on holiday are less than pleased, I am sure. But we can’t control the weather or at least not to the level that we would tend to believe. I… Read more »