Whitney here! Earlier this month, I traveled to the great city of Baltimore to visit family. What a cool town! We had a nice balance of making dishes at home, and also exploring some of the hot culinary spots around the city. Since Neil and I are Food Network junkies, the first place that came to mind to visit was Charm City Cakes, from the show Ace of Cakes. Turns out they are not open to the public. Even if you try to peek inside their windows, you can’t see anything!
One recipe my dear sister made at home was New Bride Chicken, from the amazing Indian cookbook, 5 Spices, 50 Dishes.
One highlight of the trip was visiting Baltimore’s Belvedere Market. This is a hustling bustling local market with vendors selling products imported from Italy, seafood from the harbor, fresh fruits and vegetables, hand crafted chocolates, and more. It was certainly a site to see. Determined to eat crab while in Maryland, I wondered over to the seafood part of the market.
This newlywed couple loves IKEA! If you’re not aware, Ikea not only has great home furnishings, but also food straight from Sweden. My sister and I worked up an appetite shopping.
Other delicious homemade dishes we created throughout the week included our Chicken Pot Pie, Real Simple’s Zucchini with Quinoa Stuffing, Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta, and our Gooey Butter Cake.
It was a wonderful trip. Baltimore is rich in culture, history, and food. The dishes were awesome and the time spent with family was priceless.