April 12, 2013 |
Maliyah Gregg's eyes lit up when she spied a package of bacon on the counter for cooking class in the convent kitchen at St. Martin De Porres in North Philadelphia. And then she saw the spinach. "Can I eat just the bacon? Please? Just the bacon and a boiled egg. It will be like breakfast. Please?" After four weeks of cooking lessons, I had gotten the message loud and clear from Maliyah and the other 5th and 6th grade girls: We want meat! While many people are eating less meat and trying to center meals around other proteins for health and environmental reasons, these girls are not quite buying in. I heard the same chorus from my own two boys when I tried meatless family dinners when they were growing up. For them, it just didn't feel like dinner without meat.
March 11, 2013
BEN STANGO's mom made the right call when he was in middle school. He'd gotten hooked on the Food Network. She let the boy cook. "I went big with my first meal," Stango says in his Center City kitchen. "A whole salmon. " It was tasty. Subsequent meals, less so. Regardless, now Stango's mother, Deb Weinstein, gets to cash in. He's cooking her a birthday dinner that he'll take to her home in Merion Station: Homemade beet tagliatelle with pine nuts and arugula, and pan-seared scallops with lemon and garlic.
February 10, 2013
Year's first war casualty buried WASHINGTON - More than 100 family members, friends, and uniformed service members marched slowly and quietly down a hill at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, following Army Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman's coffin, draped with an American flag and carried on a horse-drawn caisson. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., was buried with full military honors in Section 60, where those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan lie. He was killed Jan. 10 in Nangahar province in Afghanistan, becoming the first U.S. casualty of this year.
January 22, 2013 |
PASADENA, Calif. - Kevin Bacon has followed characters into some dark places, most harrowingly, perhaps, as a convicted (and conflicted) child molester in the 2004 film "The Woodsman. " But when it came to "The Following," the Fox drama premiering Monday night about a charismatic serial killer who's made apprentices of his admirers, the Philadelphia-born actor wanted to be the hunter, not the predator. "When I was trying to find something to do on TV, I knew that I wanted to do the hero," said Bacon after a Television Critics Association news conference earlier this month.
November 20, 2012
AFTER WEEKS of panicky talk about the looming fiscal cliff, I thought it was time for fresh perspective. You see, as a married father of three, I've long been standing at the edge of my personal fiscal cliff, so I'm used to being broke. I'm so good at it that if they awarded a gold medal for fiscal cliff-diving, I'd have more neckwear than Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Don't feel bad for me, though. I've learned a thing or two while teetering on the edge, and I'd like to share some of it with you. The first thing you need to know is that there isn't going to be any fiscal cliff.
October 22, 2012 |
With Ohio State's star quarterback Braxton Miller on the way to the hospital for evaluation, Kenny Guiton took his place and led the seventh-ranked Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) to a tying touchdown and two-point conversion with three seconds left to force OT against Purdue (3-4, 0-3). Guiton wasn't done. He then guided Ohio State into position for Carlos Hyde's 1-yard touchdown run that ended up as the difference in a heart-stopping, 29-22 win over the Boilermakers on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
July 6, 2012 |
¼ cup tomato paste ¼ cup sorghum molasses, unsulfured molasses, or maple syrup (see note) 3 tablespoons dry mustard 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar Kosher salt 1 cup dark beer 2 quarts cooked white beans, drained, cooking liquid reserved 6 thick slices smoked bacon 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the tomato paste, sorghum, dry mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt.
May 24, 2012
1 dozen eggs 6 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish 5 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1. Place the eggs in a pot of water. Bring water to a boil and then turn off heat. Let the eggs rest in the water for 15 minutes. 2. Peel the eggs and cut in half vertically. Remove the yolks and place in a bowl.
May 16, 2012 |
Fox announced its fall lineup on Monday with great fanfare and minimal changes. The presentation at the Beacon Theater in New York began with a video of the cast from New Girl interviewing prospective additional roommates — everyone from Fringe's Walter Bishop to the Rubber Man from FX's American Horror Story. Afterward the network executives introduced two new sitcoms and a drama series, a modest harvest by any measure. The Mob Doctor is taking over House's practice on Monday nights.
May 16, 2012 |
THAT SIX DEGREES of Kevin Bacon game is about to get a lot easier. The Philly-raised Bacon, who's famously worked with at least half the actors in Hollywood, will be tracking a vast network of serial killers in "The Following," a new drama from Kevin Williamson ("Vampire Diaries," "Dawson's Creek") that Fox's entertainment chief calls "our next ‘24.' " Premiering at midseason — where Fox is still at its strongest — it has Bacon playing a former FBI agent brought in to help deal with a death-row escapee (James Purefoy, "Rome")