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                                                                                                                                                                                 THE CLASSIC CATERING PEOPLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                               CLASSIC IN THE COMMUNITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Baltimore Magazine                   2010 Classic
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bridal Aisle Style                   Man & Woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday, March 7 from 1–4 p.m.        of the Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hilton Baltimore                     The Leukemia &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lymphoma Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                               From colorful blooms and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               graceful gowns to tasty cakes        Friday, April 30 from 7–11 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and festive favors, this exclusive   Candidates raise funds for The
                                                                                                                                                                                                               bridal event features the region’s   Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                               finest wedding professionals,         in hopes of being honored the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               including The Classic                honor of Classic Man & Woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Catering People.                     of the Year. This annual event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    also includes a gala dinner,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               BeDazzle: A Bright Night For         dancing and a silent auction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               GEM (Girls Empowerment
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mission) Gala                        Maryland Food Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, April 15 from              2010 Blue Jean Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                                               5:30–9:30 p.m.                       Friday, May 7 from 7–11 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               American Visionary                   Maryland Food Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Arts Museum                          Get ready to pair your favorite
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunny Hostin, multi-platform         blue jeans with black tie apparel
                                                                                                                                                                                                               journalist and commentator for       as you dance the night away
                                                                                                                                                                                                               CNN, HLN and Fox, will serve         in the Maryland Food Bank’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                               as the evening’s speaker for this    warehouse. The fifth annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                               fourth annual fundraiser to          Blue Jean Ball begins with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               support GEM, an empowerment          cocktail hour and silent auction,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               program providing opportunities      followed by dinner and dancing!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and growth experiences for           The Classic Catering People is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               young women.                         proud partner of the Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Food Bank.

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   Whether the sources are          great care, to create a more             salumis (cured meats such as          is a method of cooking                                                                      Potlucks                             serving pieces then relax and
food shows, economists, retail      pleasurable flavor experience and         sausage, salami and bacon).           that is intended to maintain                                                                   Want to try new dishes            enjoy the evening!
forecasters, culinary visionaries   balanced relationship with food.                                               the integrity of ingredients by                                                             without preparing them? Host
                                                                             Lamb                                                                                                                                                                   Craft Beer
or people with 10,000 taste                                                                                        heating them for an extended                                                                a potluck supper. Guests bring
                                    Food Preservation                          Lean, grass-fed, nutrient- and                                                                                                                                          Brewing craft beer is a
buds on their tongue, the 2010                                                                                     period at relatively low                                                                    their house specialty (and
trends in unison are LESS IS           Perhaps it is your family’s           flavor-packed, the versatility of      temperatures. For the home                                                                                                       labor-intensive task. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                               hopefully the recipe) to share in
MORE, FOOD PRESERVATION,            tradition to “put up” food or you        lamb ranges from a celebration        cook, this method of cooking                                                                                                     primary differences between
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the comfort of the fun, casual
LAMB, IMMERSION AT HOME,            are experimenting with different         dinner (lamb loin) to a holiday       is achieved with an immersion                                                                                                    a microbrewery (producing less
                                                                                                                                                                                                               environment you create
POTLUCKS & CRAFT BEERS!             parts or cuts of meat as a way to        meal (roasted leg of lamb) to an      cooker, comprised of a water                                                                                                     than 60,000 barrels of beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in your home. As the host, you
                                    both expand your cooking skills          outdoor grilled alternative (ground   pump combined with a heating                                                                provide the buffet table and         annually) and a macro-brewery
                                    or save money on your grocery            lamb with spices for burgers).        element and a precise thermostat.                                                                                                (which brews up to 2 million
Less is More                        bill, the methods of canning,                                                                                                                                                                                   barrels of beer annually) is in the
                                                                             Immersion Cooking                     When placed in a pot of
  Cooking with less ingredients     pickling, freezing, drying, curing                                             water, the water is kept                                                                                                         quality and variety of ingredients
                                                                             at Home
encourages the buying of            and vacuum packing is back in a                                                at a carefully controlled                                                                                                        and processes used to make the
better ingredients and allowing     big way. Some adventrous home               Sous-vide, the French
                                                                                                                   temperature.                                                                                                                     beer. Be hyperlocal and try your
those ingredients, picked with      cooks are even making their own          term for “under vacuum,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hand at a home brew kit.
                                                                                           HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS
BOOK REVIEWS                                                                               Midnight Rambles: Black Cinema of The 70’s & 80’s                                      Curious George: Let’s Get Curious
Recommended by The Classic Catering People’s Harriet Dopkin                                Creative Alliance at The Patterson-Featured Movie;                                     Through June 6, 2010
                                                                                           My Brother’s Wedding                                                                   Port Discovery Children’s Museum
My Bread
                                                                                           Sunday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.                                                       Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! introduces young children
by Jim Lahey
                                                                                           In partnership with the Maryland Film Festival, Creative Alliance                      to Curious George’s world and leads visitors on a fun, meaningful
Would you make bread if all you had to do was quickly mix flour, yeast, salt and            presents this film series exploring pioneering African-American films                    interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.
water, leave it alone for 12 hours and then bake it in a Dutch oven? We took this leap     of the 70’s and 80’s.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Japanese Cloisonné Enamels
of faith, using this no-knead dough technique created by the founder of New York’s
                                                                                           Cultural Series Global Women’s Celebration                                             from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection
Sullivan Street Bakery Jim Lahey, and we cannot stop baking bread! Lahey explains
                                                                                           National Aquarium in Baltimore                                                         Through June 13, 2010
both the science and technique behind his approach through photographs. In addition
                                                                                           Friday, March 5 from 5–9 p.m.                                                          Walters Art Museum
to different types of bread and pizza dough (which we have shared with many),
Lahey offers recipes for all types of sandwiches. His clear language, mixed with his       Showcasing the accomplishments of women around the                                     Beauty inspired by the natural
                                                                                           world with special programming to highlight traditions in                              world fills the galleries of the Walters this spring as the museum
enthusiasm for food and feeding people, makes this book a must for your kitchen.
                                                                                           art, music, dance, and literature.                                                     presents Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher
Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple,                                                                                                                           Collection. Created as objects of refined elegance, the vases,
                                                                                           Cézanne & American Modernism
Delicious, Affordable Meals                                                                                                                                                       boxes and trays — worked in gold, silver and dazzling colored
                                                                                           Through May 23, 2010
by Jamie Oliver                                                                                                                                                                   enamels — transport us back to an era rich with decoration and
                                                                                           The Baltimore Museum of Art                                                            marked by cultural discovery.
Chef Jamie Oliver draws inspiration straight from home cooks for this book. The            This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to explore
message of his revolution? Learn how to make a recipe and then, teach that recipe          how Cézanne transformed modern art in America
to friends and family. The revolution is in the passing on of cooking good food            with 16 paintings and watercolors by the French
from scratch and, in turn, saving money and providing fresh foods for your family.         master with works by more than 30 American artists.
Through clear instructions and step-by-step pictures, meal preparation is broken                                                                                                                       ITALIAN WHITE BEAN SOUP
down to make each recipe as simple as possible. As Oliver is based in England,                                                                                                                         WITH SAUSAGE
many of these recipes reflect the infusion of Indian cuisine (i.e. types of curries)
                                                                                           DIAMOND RIDGE & THE WOODLANDS:                                                                              Serves 6
into the food staples of Great Britain.
                                                                                           NEW LINKS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS                                                                                1/2 pound dry white navy beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                       4 links Italian sausage (spicy or mild)
Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes                                               The Classic Catering People is proud to           retreats, business meetings,
by Tessa Kiros                                                                                                                                                                                         1/4 pound thinly sliced pancetta, diced
                                                                                           have been selected by the team at Diamond            anniversary, birthday or
                                                                                           Ridge & The Woodlands to provide catering                                                                   2 carrots, peeled and diced
Born to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father, Tessa Kiros grew up learning                                                               wedding celebrations.
about the world’s diverse cultures and traditions. Prior to becoming a cookbook            services as well as daily café service for              For those of you whom                               1 medium onion, diced

author, Kiros worked in restaurants in Sydney, Athens, and Mexico, and at London’s         corporate and social guests. Located on Ridge        enjoy lush fairways and                                4 cloves garlic, minced
                                                                                           Road in the Windsor Mill neighborhood of             rolling terrain, Diamond
famous Groucho Club. The approachable recipes with fresh obtainable ingredients,                                                                                                                       1 28-ounce can Italian
                                                                                           Baltimore Country, Diamond Ridge & The               Ridge has been a favorite
vivid photographs, tidbits about growing up cooking with her family and an amusing                                                                                                                     plum tomatoes, crushed with hands
                                                                                           Woodlands provides a convenient setting for          golfing locale for area golfers
pencil drawing of her family tree all combine to offer a personal accounting cooking                                                                                                                   4 ounces parmigiano-reggiano rinds
                                                                                           much more than golf. The Clubhouse, with             for more than 30 years. In addition to the
through the generations. Chapters dedicated to Finland, Greece, Cyprus, South                                                                                                                          3 cups chicken stock
                                                                                           floor to ceiling windows overlooking the              great conditioning, the large and undulating
Africa and Italy offer an intriguing flavor journey through the author’s heritage.          greens, is perfect for office and team-building                                                              1-1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves,
                                                                                                                                                greens provide an inviting target and putting
                                                                                                                                                challenge. Diamond Ridge plays to a par of 71          coarsely chopped
                                                                                                                                                and was designed by the legendary Ed Ault.             1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves, chiffonade
                                                                                                                                                   The front and back nines are distinctly             4 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves
                                                                                                                                                different. The former is open in nature, while         Salt and pepper to taste
 POMEGRANATE MOLASSES                                                                                                                           the latter is tighter and outlined by mature
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1   Pick through the dried beans, discarding
 Pomegranate molasses (or pomegranate syrup) is a tart-sweet reduction                        Pomegranate Molasses Recipe                       trees. Both nines have numerous fairway and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           any pebbles or shriveled beans. Place in
 of pomegranate juice with the consistency of maple syrup. Used in the                                                                          greenside bunkers to keep you honest.
                                                                                              4 cups pomegranate juice                                                                                     bowl, cover with water and soak overnight.
 cuisines of the Middle East, India, Armenia, and Georgia, pomegranate                                                                             The Woodlands takes golfers on a scenic
                                                                                              1/2 cup sugar                                                                                            2   Brown sausage in a heavy soup pot. Once well
 molasses varies in taste, color and viscosity by region.                                                                                       journey through a world of tall, hardwood
                                                                                              1/4 cup lemon juice                                                                                          browned, slice into rounds and set aside.
                                                                                                                                                trees that guard the lush bentgrass fairways and
 Thick and purplish-brown in color, pomegranate molasses may be used                           1   In a large, uncovered saucepan,                                                                     3   In the same pot, add the pancetta and sauté
                                                                                                                                                challenging 18 holes. Designed by renowned
 to enhance the natural flavors of many foods, and is especially good in                            heat pomegranate juice, sugar                                                                           until crisp, about 10 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                golf course architect Lindsay Ervin, The
 marinades for poultry, lamb and pork.                                                             and lemon juice on medium
                                                                                                                                                Woodlands has been ranked by Golf Digest as a          4   Add the onion, carrots, garlic and sauté until
 A popular ethnic dish that showcases pomegranate molasses is muhammarah.                          high until the sugar has dissolved                                                                      soft and translucent.
                                                                                                                                                “Four Star Places to Play Award Winner.”
 Muhammarah blends pomegranate molasses with a varying combination of                              and the juice simmers.
                                                                                                                                                   Again, events may include golf but don’t            5   Stir in the beans, sausage, tomatoes, stock,
 walnuts, roasted red peppers, tomato paste, bread crumbs, olive oil, cumin,                   2   Reduce heat and simmer for                   have to — guests may simply enjoy the views                herbs and cheese rinds. Bring to a rolling boil.
 sugar, salt, and Aleppo or chili pepper to form a sauce or spread                                       about an hour until the                and surroundings at Diamond Ridge and                  6   Lower heat and simmer soup for 1-1/4 to 2 hours,
 that is eaten with bread, fish, or poultry.                                                                 juice has a syrupy                  The Woodlands. Please contact an Account                   until white beans are very tender.
 Pomegranate molasses is inexpensive and readily available                                                     consistency and                  Executive regarding available dates or to              7   When ready to serve, remove and discard the
 in Middle Eastern, Asian and Kosher grocery stores. Or,                                                       reduced to 1-1/4 cups.           schedule a private tour at 410-356-1666.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           cheese rinds.
 try the recipe below. You may find yourself using is in                                                      3   Pour out into a jar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       8   Season to taste with salt and pepper
 vinaigrettes, sauces, glazes or cakes. The unusual flavor                                                        Let cool. Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and stir in fresh spinach leaves
 make-up of pomegranate molasses will have your family                                                           chilled in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           before serving.
 guessing about that sweet, yet tart ingredient.                                                                 refrigerator.

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