Shrimp-tomato salad inspired by Toni Tipton-Martin’s The Jemima Code.

Following this year’s cookbook audit, I’ve been able to add a number of books to my collection from birthday gifts, including Toni Tipton-Martin’s The Jemima Code and Jubilee. The former is not a traditional cookbook much as it serves as a kind of historical record of African American cookbooks from the last 200 years. There…

The Fogo de Chão churrascaria experience in our new normal.

Disclaimer: Fogo de Chão invited us to their Baltimore location and compensated for our meal, but all opinions are my own. Since March, much of my restaurant patronage has been in the form of going to local restaurants and enjoying their takeout on Friday evenings, but since things have started to slowly open up here…

Tom Colicchio’s roasted tomato risotto from Think Like a Chef.

Even the most casual of Top Chef fans know that attempting to make risotto usually does not end well for the cheftestants, though there have been a few exceptions. Some notable ones I remember include: Season three premiere: Howie actually makes a successful risotto with uni, but forgets to plate the other required component (frog’s…