May 1, 2015 |
Really, it's just a matter of semantics. We'll call the same four ingredients (bread, eggs, cheese, butter) "breakfast" or "dinner," depending on the hour at hand. And yet, somehow, when you're not in college, turning out an omelet past 4 p.m. feels like a small act of rebellion. For some of us, that's reason enough to go for it. But there are plenty of other great reasons to make the most important meal of the day at sundown. In their book Breakfast for Dinner (Quirk, 2013) bloggers Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth point out that, by definition, breakfast is comfort food, so whether it's pizza with an egg on it or shrimp and grits (both recipes in their book)
March 13, 2015 |
About a decade ago, when I was living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I found the imported foods in the sterile, Western-style supermarket to be prohibitively expensive, while meals from fragrant, enticing (and questionably hygienic) street carts, market stalls, and roadside restaurants were ridiculously cheap. This meant that, for a fraction of the price of a box of cereal and a carton of ultra-pasteurized, shelf-stable milk, there were bowls of spicy, steaming-hot soup, or stir-fried noodles scrambled with vegetable and eggs, or a savory, egg-y crepe stuffed with fried vegetables and fresh herbs.
March 13, 2015 |
The Comcast Network is preparing to launch something new for local television starting April 6: a sports-talk morning show, called Breakfast on Broad . The show is set to have a conversational tone and will include morning news staples such as traffic and weather. Breakfast on Broad is a new foray into original programming for the Comcast Network, rebranded from CN8 in 2009. Currently, the network is best known for hosting games of local sports teams - in place of its sister station, Comcast SportsNet - when the Phillies, Flyers, or Sixers play at the same time.
March 11, 2015 |
Although school breakfast is free for all Philadelphia public-school students, only about half take advantage of it on a given day. That's been a source of consternation for food-services administrators, who are simultaneously concerned about nourishing students and diminishing federal reimbursements. But to Jennica Nugent, 16 and a sophomore at Northeast High School, it's not exactly a mystery. In her view, the breakfast is only edible about half the time: "Some days, I'd think, 'This is good.' Other days, I'd be beaulike, 'This is disgusting.
February 28, 2015 |
Maybe it was the squad of cheerleaders they brought with them, chanting, "Burrito! Burrito!" Or maybe it was their sweet-and-savory recipe for apple, cheddar, and sausage breakfast burritos, giving new life to those presliced apple snack packs kids normally tend to reject in the cafeteria. Either way, for the second year running, culinary arts students from A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School were victorious in the Culinary Voice. The annual competition, organized by the School District of Philadelphia and the city Department of Public Health's "Get Healthy Philly" initiative, challenges district culinary students to develop nutritious and appealing recipes for school cafeterias.
February 12, 2015 |
Only 45 percent of low-income children who eat lunch at school in Pennsylvania also eat a school breakfast, according to a report released Tuesday by a national food research group. Pennsylvania's score was several percentage points below the national average - and New Jersey's - in the School Breakfast Scorecard compiled by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). One notable exception, however, is Penn Wood Middle School in Darby Borough, the site of the news conference to discuss the findings.
November 12, 2014 |
Pennsylvania's U.S. senators sat side by side Monday morning to discuss how to beat gridlock in Congress, though in a rundown of the issues, they were mostly divided along the same lines as their parties. Democrat Robert Casey Jr. and Republican Pat Toomey answered audience-submitted questions on issues ranging from immigration reform to taxes for about an hour at the annual Committee of Seventy breakfast. Despite the voting disagreements between the two, Toomey said, they often work in a bipartisan manner, particularly when it comes to Pennsylvania's interests.
August 16, 2014 |
We can raise the bucks. That was the message Thursday from the region's political and business leaders as the Democratic National Committee's Technical Advisory Group wrapped up its two-day tour of Philadelphia. Local officials had pulled out all the stops for the 17-member group - from Mummers and cheesesteaks to swanky rooftop cocktail parties and a chance to (gently) tap the Liberty Bell. But perhaps the most important stop was a conference room on the 45th floor of the Comcast Center tower, where top local Democrats made their pitch for why the party's 2016 grand fete should be held in Philadelphia.
August 13, 2014 |
When the army of 18 Democratic National Committee representatives arrive in Philadelphia Wednesday, they will be greeted with plenty of Philadelphia swag and treated to a tour of the city's most treasured sites. As the 2016 Democratic National Convention site-selection committee arrived to a red carpet in New York City Monday, Philadelphia operatives were putting final touches to their plan to woo the committee later this week. Members of the selection committee will receive their own Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, and Union jerseys with their last names printed on the back, according to Kevin Washo, who is involved in the planning.
July 31, 2014 |
Hello there On her summer 2005 tour of the University of Pittsburgh, Caroline was impressed with the campus, obsessed with the gold-and-navy-blue-striped rugby shirts worn by the student guides called Pathfinders, and determined to become a Pathfinder herself. That fall, she was leaving her first Pathfinders meeting when one of the rowdy sophomores who had hooted and hollered as the new guides introduced themselves walked up to her. "Hi, I'm Alex," he said. Caroline, who grew up in Media, had graduated from the all-girls' Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr.