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)
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.