July 29, 2016 |
Beach Plum Farm has served as a kind of public park since it opened in 2007, drawing hipsters pedaling tandem bikes and seniors dodging crowds on the beach, all of them taking in the bucolic scene of hogs and chickens roaming the acres of corn and cabbage. Curtis Bashaw, owner of Congress Hall and the Ebbitt Room in Cape May, bought the farm to supply his properties with fresh produce. But he noticed many of these visitors were coming hungry, and so he thought he'd feed them at a market and grill.
July 1, 2016 |
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
June 13, 2016
Valerie Pracilio and Justin Csik April 23, 2016 in Philadelphia Hello there The Sunday before Memorial Day 2012, Justin slid into a pew at St. Thomas' in Brigantine and was stunned to see an old classmate from Bishop Eustace Prep. "Hi, Valerie!" he said quietly. "Oh, my gosh. Hi!" said Valerie. She grew up in Mount Laurel, he in Medford Township. Friendly acquaintances, they had friends in common, but had seen each other in passing only a few times in a decade. Yet after Mass, they lingered in the parking lot - a Class of 2001 reunion for two. Valerie had since earned a health-care administration degree from the University of Scranton, then a master's in public health from Thomas Jefferson University.
May 5, 2016 |
RAW AND VEGAN lifestyles have finally gone mainstream. In fact, some might even say they are the newest epicurean delight. That's right: Move over bacon, and so long Wheaties, there's a new breakfast of champions in town. From the hills of Hollywood to the bodegas of Manhattan, everyday folks are clamoring for smoothies, raw juices, tofu wraps, and raw energy balls. There are many reasons more Americans are embracing various forms of vegetarianism, but at the heart of the matter is people's desire to eat cleaner, lighter, and healthier.
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
Makes 4 servings For the Sausage: 1 pound ground pork 1/2 cup minced shallot 3 tablespoons minced garlic 3 tablespoons minced lemongrass 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Kosher salt Oil For the Nuoc Cham: 1/2 cup fish sauce 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons palm, raw, or light brown sugar 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon sambal...
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.