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Cooking/Book Clubs Joint Party

Cooks and readers spring into action on Saturday, June 2nd as both Book and Cooking Club members meet together to dine and discuss.  Bring a favorite cookbook and a salad to share – entree, veggie, greens – your choice.  Peggy D. will lead a discussion of favorite recipes, cooking experiences and culinary memories sure to stimulate the appetite.

The group meets at 10am on Saturday, June 2nd at the Belcamp home of Toni Bram.

Cooking Club

Grilling is the most straightforward of all cooking methods.  What could be more basic, after all, than putting something over a fire and cooking it until it’s done?  Despite the simplicity, though, the constant changing dynamic of a live fire means grilling is also the most interactive, exciting and challenging of all cooking methods.  When you bake, you just turn the oven to 350 and for sautéing, you twist the dial to medium high.  But there are no such controls in live fire grilling.  The cook makes constant, intuitive decisions based on observation and experience.

That said, grilling should be a release, not a chore, which means it should at all times be approached in a laid-back, lighthearted direction.  The fun is in the cooking and the eating, the relaxed atmosphere and good fellowship.  Whether you’re a novice looking for your initial grilling experience or an accomplished Ph.G. (Doctor of Grilling), join Cooking Club on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30am to get your grill on.  The hosts have a charcoal grill with gas ignition for fast starts; resident expert Barbeque Bob will be on hand to make sure everybody stays safe and eats well!  Bring a dish to grill, think beyond protein/entrees to appetizers, veggies and fruits.  The Wegman’s website, has dozens of recipes for inspiration.  We’ll meet rain or shine.

Come prepared to plan Cooking Club’s summer meeting schedule – bring your day planner or calendar.


Join the WIGS on Friday, May 18, 2012 and travel back in time while touring the Mount Clare Museum House. Mount Clare is located in Carroll Park at 1500 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.  It was a plantation house with extensive grounds including a shipyard.  The house is a brick mansion and although petite compared with Hampton House, it is exquisite. Admission is $5 for Seniors.  After the tour at 11AM, we will lunch at the Rusty Scupper in the Inner Harbor.