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October 17, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Would you buy bread called bimbo ? Apparently its makers, Bimbo Bakeries, out of Mexico, are a bit concerned that some of you might not. Hence a few strategically placed billboards that have appeared on I-95 and elsewhere in Philadelphia recently offering a helpful pronunciation tip: "Say 'Beembo!' " As the global economy flattens boundaries between cultures and countries, Bimbo Bakeries' parent company, Grupo Bimbo, has discovered it has a bit of a hurdle to overcome as it seeks to become a national bread brand in the United States.
NEWS
September 21, 2000
A wave of carbohydrate crime is sweeping Bucks County! A Bucks County woman has been convicted of plotting to murder her husband by poisoning his mashed potatoes. She baked up a story about having indeed talked about doing the deed, but never following through. The jury treated that alibi with starchy disdain. Meanwhile, testimony began this week in the trial of a county man accused of ruining more than $8,000 worth of baked goods, allegedly because of a fetish for going to the supermarket and squeezing breads, bagels and cookies until they crumbled.
FOOD
June 11, 2009
The big guys are finally catching on that consumers want better-tasting, lower-calorie, higher-fiber alternatives to sandwich bread. Pepperidge Farm offers these 100-calorie flat rolls: good toasted with hummus or grilled for paninis. Available in whole wheat, oatmeal, and seven grain. If you need a beer primer to keep up with the crew at the latest gastropub (and who doesn't in brew-crazy Philly?), turn to a new book from local writer Lynn Hoffman for a tasty draft of advice. The Short Course in Beer (Künati)
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February 17, 1988 | By SONJA HEINZE, Special to the Daily News
Q. Since we are a working couple and use only two to four slices of bread a day, what is the best way to preserve the bakery freshness of the bread - refrigeration, freezing or keeping it at room temperature? John Przasnyski Philadelphia A. What I do is freeze sliced bread in a plastic wrapper, remove slices as I need them and toast them. Carol Rinzler in "The Complete Food Book" suggests the following: "Store bread at room temperature in a tightly closed plastic bag or in a bread box. How long bread stays fresh depends to a great extent on how much fat it contains.
NEWS
September 22, 2014 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
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.
FOOD
October 29, 1986 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
Bread and butter are basic, yet they are also one of the simplest ways to make a meal memorable. Usually an afterthought, bread, in even the most elegant meal, seems never to receive the same concern and care given to other courses. But when attention is paid and forethought given, bread can be a precious jewel in a meal otherwise crowded with treasures. One of the easiest ways to make a special bread requires no baking, kneading or even turning on the oven. It calls only for a wholesome loaf, a bit of sweet butter, a bundle of herbs or a slice of cheese, and a little bit of your time and imagination.
FOOD
January 24, 1990 | By Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: I cut up slices of stale bread and keep the cubes in a plastic bag to feed the ducks in our neighborhood park once a week or so. However, the bread in the bag sometimes starts getting moldy before I can use it. Is this harmful to the ducks? - H.W. Dear H.W.: I don't advocate feeding moldy food to anyone, even ducks. You can prevent or retard the mold development in two ways: (1) Keep the bread cubes in the freezer (they'll thaw quickly when you're ready to visit the park)
FOOD
November 6, 1991 | by Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: Several years ago, we discovered that if you buy day-old bread (especially whole wheat), freeze it and then thaw it, it tastes like fresh- baked. Doing the same to fresh-baked white bread makes it taste almost like cake! - J.M.K. Dear Polly: When cooking cauliflower, add a little milk (about 1 teaspoonful). It helps to keep the cauliflower white. My toilet gets brownish stains because I have hard water. I flush the toilet, then before the water comes back, I use a steel wool soap pad to scrub the stain away.
FOOD
December 30, 2004 | By Joyce Gemperlein FOR THE INQUIRER
Here and there in this universe are people - maybe three - who are capable, and crazy, enough to bake several varieties of bread at once at home. The rest of us help the economy along by buying it from people with big ovens and lots of employees. There are plenty of local bakeries toiling over a dizzying array of breads that will make your unconventional New Year's Eve soup party the talk of 2005. There are, however, guidelines about which breads complement soup. "Usually you want bread that is hearty.
NEWS
November 14, 1991 | By Fen Montaigne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Muscovites felt the sting of the coming market economy yesterday, and in a sensitive spot: the price of bread. As a prelude to a partial freeing of prices in the capital on Dec. 1, Moscow officials yesterday increased prices on three high-quality breads by six to eight times. The Soviet bread store has for decades been a shrine of extremely low, state-controlled prices, and Moscow residents who caught a glimpse yesterday of the new prices were left in a state of slack-jawed shock.
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September 22, 2014 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
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.
FOOD
June 20, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
FOOD
May 16, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bake sale is a time-honored fund-raising tradition. But at Our Shared Ground, a Moorestown nonprofit dedicated to nutrition and agriculture education, they do it a little differently. Instead of banana bread and slice-and-bake cookies, think crusty artisan sourdough and delicate galettes - proofed in a refrigerated shipping container and baked fresh each week in a custom-made, wood-fired oven-on-wheels. Quality, said Cynthia Quinton, executive director of the four-year-old organization, is the whole point.
FOOD
May 9, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bake sale is a time-honored fund-raising tradition. But at Our Shared Ground, a Moorestown nonprofit dedicated to nutrition and agriculture education, they do it a little differently. Instead of banana bread and slice-and-bake cookies, think crusty artisan sourdough and delicate galettes - proofed in a refrigerated shipping container and baked fresh each week in a custom-made wood-fired oven-on-wheels. Quality, said Cynthia Quinton, executive director of the four-year-old organization, is the whole point.
FOOD
April 18, 2014 | By Joy Manning, For The Inquirer
Easter is rarely ranked among the calendar's best food holidays. It's certainly not Thanksgiving, with its magnificent roast turkey, or even Christmas, with its homebaked cookie tradition. But this Sunday is Joey Baldino's favorite feast of the year. Baldino, chef owner of Zeppoli restaurant in Collingswood, looks forward to spending the day with his extended Italian American family in the South Philly neighborhood where they've been celebrating with the same recipes for generations.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
P EGGY ZWERVER, 59, and husband Tom Baker, 57, of Germantown, own Earth Bread + Brewery, a sustainable restaurant and brewpub in Mount Airy, which they started in 2008. I spoke with Zwerver. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: We had a production brewery in Ocean, N.J. On the bottom of the production chain you see how much people make on a product you created. So after seven years we decided we wanted a [spot] where we'd want to hang out and Tom could brew anything and we'd be sustainable.
FOOD
November 1, 2013 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
When I arrived for our third cooking class at Bayard Taylor school in North Philadelphia, I learned two of my students were missing dance club to be there. I would understand the true extent of that sacrifice as class progressed. First, I handed out new aprons, a gift from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. (Thanks, PHS.) As we read over this week's recipes, for turkey burgers and eggplant fries, the young chefs were looking quite professional! Four of the five kids had never tasted eggplant.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
LEEK & WILD MUSHROOM STUFFING 1 1/2 cups hot water 1/2 ounce dried oyster mushrooms* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced 1 pound oyster mushrooms, sliced 1 1/2 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only) 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups dry white wine 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 1/2 baguettes French bread 1 large egg, beaten to blend Combine 1 1/2 cups hot water and dried oyster mushrooms in small bowl.
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May 17, 2013 | BY LARI ROBLING, For the Daily News
SINCE HIS son was born two years ago, three generations of men in Ernest Jones' family have had a standing Monday lunch date in his Northern Liberties kitchen. It's a way for Jones to spend quality time with his father, Joseph Jones, and son, Ernest Jr., while doing something he loves - cooking. "When somebody enjoys what you made, it's a gratification that goes way beyond the hours you spent preparing" it, said Jones who gravitated to the kitchen as a youngster. His mother is an expert at fried chicken, beef stew and fish and grits.
FOOD
May 2, 2013
Makes 12 muffins Butter to grease muffin tin 1 cup flour 3/4 cup cornmeal 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 egg 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease pan with butter. 2. Mix together next five ingredients in a bowl. 3. Measure the milk into a glass measuring cup, add the egg, and whisk to combine. 4. Make a little well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg-milk mixture.
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