April 26, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " A few years working in New England gave me a taste of some of the best "chowda" I had ever eaten, both at little corner restaurants, seafood shacks on the Cape, and of course, at the famed Legal Sea Foods in Boston. Everyone had their own version, but the best were smooth and rich soups, stocked with clams, potatoes, a little onion, and a healthy splash of cream. Back in the Philadelphia area, I found it hard to find the same soup, as most restaurant renditions were dense and gloppy, thickened with flour and resonating with a strong flavor of bacon.
November 4, 2011
Menu: Burgers, fries, veggie burgers, sodas and milkshakes, all made with local ingredients and served from a jazz-blasting former sausage truck. Find it: LOVE Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; two changing stops on weekends. Where else: Wherever they tweet they'll be @LOSBurgerTruck. How new: Less than 3 weeks. Web : www.luckyoldsouls.com . Signature item: "LOS" Burger, 4.5 ounces of pink-in-the-middle Lancaster grass-fed beef layered with house-cured bacon, smoked cheddar, sautéed onions, pickled tomatoes and special barbecue-y mayo on a brioche-style roll, $9. What you'll spend: Burgers start at $5.50.
August 11, 2011 |
This is guaranteed to satisfy even the non-salad-eaters in your house - as if the words "warm bacon" weren't enough. Nectarine Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing 4 to 6 servings For the salad: 6 strips thick-cut, hickory-smoked bacon, plus 1 strip for the dressing 6 large ripe nectarines 7 ounces green leaf lettuce 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted,...
July 21, 2011
Cupcake-crazed Philadelphians don't have to leave their habit behind at the Shore now that 26-year-old Katie Weigand has realized her baking dreams at Sandcastle Cupcakes in downtown Ocean City. This graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing, who worked as a poolside waitress at the Borgata in order to save up for her shop, which opened this spring, delivers moist and flavorful cupcakes topped with Italian buttercream that's smoother and richer than typical cupcake icings.
July 3, 2011 |
In X-Men: First Class , one of the summer's box-office hits ($320 million worldwide and counting), Kevin Bacon stars as a maniacal mutant super-villain. Later this month, the Philadelphia born-and-bred actor can be seen with Steve Carell in the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love . "I've always mixed it up," Bacon says on the phone from Los Angeles, where his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, is shooting the final season of The Closer . "That's been my MO. I don't want to do one kind of movie.
June 30, 2011
IN YOUR story regarding pay raises on June 25, you listed several individuals who won't be taking the raises afforded to all elected officials through a process similar to the midnight pay raise the state legislature passed several years ago. (Elected officials get automatic raises each year based on the Consumer Price Index for the previous year.) While City Council's been hard at work raising property taxes almost 14 percent over the last year, depleting the city's reserve balance and raising the sales tax an additional 1 percent, they have each received more than 13.2 percent in raises since July 1, 2006.
April 28, 2011 |
MIAMI - Now we know what Miami royalty eats for breakfast: Sixers Hollandaise, mopped up last night, 97-91. We'll have to wait until after the wedding tomorrow to find out about William and Kate. Before Game 5 last night, what became the finale of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal, LeBron "King" James said, "We're just finishing our breakfast, honestly. Just finishing the 76ers off. " For a group of guys sitting down to breakfast, the Heat didn't play hungry. But they managed to choke down the win. "It was good," James said, grinning, and qualifying: "Now we're preparing for lunch.
March 24, 2011 |
In Italy, the rich, spicy tomato sauce called Amatriciana is found on many restaurant menus. Yet this pasta sauce makes a quick dinner for hectic weekday nights. This recipe uses bacon instead of the traditional pancetta. Spaghetti all' Amatriciana Makes 2 servings 4 slices low-salt, no-sugar-added bacon (3 oz.) 1 cup sliced onion 2 cups canned diced or crushed tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1/4 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1. Bring a large pot filled with 3 to 4 quarts water to a boil over high heat.
January 13, 2011 |
FEELING A little porky after all the holiday feasting? Join the club. Depending on who you ask, the average American packs on from 5 to 13 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Since we all know that New Year's resolutions are a lot of hooey, getting back on track shouldn't be a crash course of extreme dieting and overwrought exercise. Instead, keep it simple and pass the salad, something more diners are doing, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Some 78 percent of restaurants in the "quick-service" category, which includes fast food, are seeing more orders for entree salads.
December 26, 2010 |
Matt Ridgway calls the slabs that come out of his curing room at PorcSalt, simply, bacon. Which doesn't quite tell the whole story. That the pork bellies come from flavorful, old breeds - Berkshire and Berkshire-Duroc crosses, that last one from Breakway Farms in Mount Joy. That it is cured in the Bucks County honey his father, Josef, collects. Or alternatively - for 10 days - with red Burgundy wine. Or that it is, by design, hot-smoked for 10 hours over fruitwood at temperatures 10 degrees higher than name brands, which renders it (unlike commercial bacons)