January 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the grain-free flour mix: 21/2 cups raw buckwheat flour Generous 2 cups almond flour 93/4 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal 11/4 cups potato starch 11/2 cups arrowroot flour For the Banana Bread: Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or butter for greasing the pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup ...
December 25, 2015
Just over two years old now, Josh Lawler and Todd Fuller's Farm & Fisherman + Tavern has settled comfortably into is mission to create a neighborhood standby serving sustainably sourced seasonal food in Cherry Hill. It hasn't always been easy in a landscape ruled by less-expensive, more generic chains. But on a recent visit, the personable staff and solid kitchen seemed more in the groove than ever. I washed down one of the area's best burgers (the Industrial) with excellent Jersey brews (Kane Head High IPA; Forgotten Boardwalk's Morro Castle smoked porter)
December 4, 2015 |
Aramark shares closed Wednesday at their highest level since the firm went public two years ago. Shares of the Philadelphia food-service provider gained 2.95 percent, or 98 cents, to close at $33.86, one day after Aramark impressed analysts with increased projections of higher profit margins over the next three years. At its first-ever investor day, Aramark officials explained how they would reduce $3 billion in annual food costs and $6 billion in labor costs to boost the company's profit margin to 7.2 percent from 6.2 percent.
October 31, 2015 |
Each meal served on Bank & Bourbon's rustic wooden tables features pristine place settings with bread plates that do not match. Like, at all. Nonetheless, the china patterns - one with tiny, blue flowers; another trimmed in gold; one with a single red robin at its center - are harmonious. The dishes complement one another in such a way that the tableware in the 18-month-old upscale restaurant at the Loews Hotel looks both traditional and eclectic. "The idea was for people to feel comfortable and cozy," said Jaimi Blackburn, Loews' director of public relations, who also happens to be the person who combs eBay for Bank & Bourbon's funky plates.
March 14, 2015 |
Ilon Silverman holds the slice of bread in both hands, looking down as if he were reading it. He closes his eyes and chews. "There's not a word to describe it," he finally says. A pause. "There's probably many words. " The elusive, nuanced flavor of pain au levain - naturally leavened bread - is the reason Silverman wakes up every day. It is 9 a.m. Wednesday. He has been at the small bakery in Avondale's new natural-foods market since 3:45. Clad in a houndstooth cap and flour-stained apron, Silverman talks almost religiously about his bread, calling it "intoxicating," "zen," and "earthy.
March 6, 2015
IF YOU WORKED at Sacchetti's Bakery, in Ardmore, you learned two things. You learned to duck when Rearo, the hotheaded Italian who owned the business with his brother Tony, headed your way. That S.O.B. had a handshake like a bench vise and a fist like a ball-peen hammer. If he was happy, he'd squeeze your knuckles into mangled pulp; if he was pissed, he'd plant a hard one to your bicep. And you learned it was hard work to bake bread. There were 100-pound sacks of flour to be hoisted into a massive mixer, and heavy metal racks to be rolled into a proofing box where the temperature was a constant 100 degrees and the humidity registered 100 percent.
November 27, 2014 |
'So why aren't we making real grilled cheese?" said chef Marc Vetri, who was visiting our after-school cooking class. "Well, we're going for something healthier," I said. Baked whole-wheat pitas stuffed with cheese and homemade tomato soup - a reinvention of the classic pairing. "You think these are healthy?" he said, grabbing the pitas and reading off the offensive ingredients: preservatives, enzymes, gluten. "So, what kind of bread should I buy in a grocery store?
November 11, 2014 |
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Along a rural road where the sandy shoreline becomes loamy farmland as it moves up the narrow neck of the Cape May peninsula, the fourth-generation scion of a family with a long-standing tradition to work this land has come to be known simply as "the bread lady. " Over the last five years on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, beginning each spring and ending just before Thanksgiving, like clockwork a long line forms an hour before the red-roofed stand at Enfin Farm is set to open.
September 22, 2014 |
A year ago, Alex Bois, 26 at the time, was launching his bread program at the new High Street on Market, the kid sister of Fork, baking the squid-ink bialys and moist kaiser rolls and rustic, local-buckwheat-cherry breads that found a cult following. But since this month's Bon Appetit rated High Street its No. 2 new restaurant in the country, citing Bois' phenomenal breads, he can hardly keep a levain on the shelf. Q: A friend of mine said he heard you were such a purist that you wouldn't eat someone else's bread unless you knew the yeast structure.
June 20, 2014 |
Long a forgettable freebie to take the edge off before the real food arrived, bread is getting fresh-baked respect on local tables. At fine-dining restaurants such as Fork and Avance, bread has been elevated to a "course" - complete with tasting notes - within elaborate prix fixe menus. And more restaurants are recognizing bread's value and charging for it: Petruce et al. puts a price on its hearth-baked sourdough, as does Pub and Kitchen for its whiskey-sage bread with ramp butter.