April 1, 2016 |
Few local musical artists have worn as many masks or shed as many skins over the last decade as Michelle Zauner. The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist - a Eugene, Ore.-to-Philadelphia transplant, who turns 27 today - has fronted the now-defunct indie-synth-pop Post Post , the lyrically challenging emo-core Little Big League , and now her softly buzzing synth-and-sequencer-driven Japanese Breakfast , a solo project releasing its...
March 11, 2016 |
Getting kids to eat breakfast before school is an age-old battle I remember from my own childhood. And today, even when schools offer free breakfast, many students do not partake. When I asked students at Prince Hall Elementary in North Philadelphia the other day, three out of the four had not eaten that morning. So, as we started eight weeks of healthful-cooking classes there, our first lesson was to impress upon them that they would feel better and perform better in school after eating a healthful breakfast each morning.
February 5, 2016
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December 25, 2015 |
There is absolutely no reason (short of a doctor's warning) why you can't indulge all day long on Christmas. But for those with young children, gigantic gatherings, and/or multiple households to visit on a single day of celebrating, starting out with a sugar and fat blitz might be less than optimal. You need your energy, after all, for toy assemblage, chitchat with relatives, and daytime drinking - not to mention for enjoying all the other delicious treats to come. On the other hand, no one wants to serve dry toast or egg whites from a carton on Christmas morning.
October 23, 2015 |
'Do you eat breakfast before school in the morning?" I asked the fifth graders at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden. "No," said Aa'myrah Bethea, 10. "I get up and put my uniform on, then I get back in bed till my mom calls me. " Aa'myrah, who prefers to be called Coco, is not unlike many kids her age who would gladly skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. So on the first of eight weeks of classes teaching kids how to prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals, breakfast was Lesson One. This fall, we are cooking at the well-used kitchen of Baptist Temple Church, the 98-year-old stone stalwart on South Fourth Street in Camden across from the public school, where there was no kitchen option.
June 19, 2015 |
Bryn & Dane's expands Not too long ago, a guy named Bryn was sharing a room with a guy named Dane. Bryn worked late into the night on his idea for a healthy fast-food restaurant. Dane just wanted a good night's sleep. They're brothers; Bryn is now 30 and Dane is 14. Four years ago, Bryn Davis opened a small smoothie shop that morphed into a well-trafficked cafe in Horsham, a catering arm, and a stand inside the Ambler YMCA. Menu is based on wraps, salads, and smoothies.
May 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders united Thursday behind former City Councilman James F. Kenney for mayor - with one noteworthy exception. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams did not attend a unity breakfast meeting organized by U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, the Democratic Party's city chairman. Williams, who finished a distant second to Kenney in last week's Democratic mayoral primary, leads the Third Ward in West Philadelphia. He was absent as other ward leaders ate scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage while listening to short speeches in the Sheet Metal Workers union hall on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia.
May 29, 2015 |
AFTER SEEING smoke coming from the windows of 91-year-old Voleta McNair's house, the hopeful Rev. Edward Taylor paid a visit to her favorite breakfast joint thinking he'd find her alive and well. "I came to see if she was in here, because her house is on fire," Taylor said he told the owner of Chopstick & Fork, on Girard Avenue near 28th, in Korean. "I was hoping she was in here having breakfast. " McNair wasn't sitting at any of the tables. "Then, I knew she had to be in the house," Taylor added.
May 24, 2015 |
NORTH WILDWOOD - So it's Memorial Day weekend and you haven't quite nailed down all the details of that Jersey Shore summer vacation - like precisely where you're going to land after you hit the beach and the boardwalk and want some sans-sand time with your partner. Sure, there are plenty of hotels and motels with various prices and amenities. And the most common accommodations from Long Beach Island to Cape May may be the summer-rental house - the tens of thousands of single-family homes, duplexes, and condos that line the neighborhoods of beach towns.
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)