August 3, 2016 |
It has been a few days since the massive announcements during the presentation for Marvel Studios at San Diego Comic-Con, and with time to reflect, this much is clear. When it came to revealing the casting of its first female film headliner-Marvel Studios blew it. This is especially infuriating since Kevin Feige had said the purpose of Marvel's Comic-Con presentation would be "announcements. " Not trailers. Not footage. Announcements. Then they treated arguably their biggest announcement as an afterthought.
March 23, 2016 |
Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is better known for cracking jokes than cracking chests, but starting Tuesday, he'll be playing a doctor in NBC's new medical drama Heartbeat . And not just any doctor: Kennedy's character is a cardiothoracic surgeon. "I'm cracking chests, and I'm also [operating on] muscle and tendon. I forget the actual name of it. But he [his character, Evelyn Callahan], has two boards," meaning he's certified in two specialties, the Upper Darby native said in an interview after an NBC news conference in January.
October 30, 2015 |
THINK OF "Room" as "Boyhood" as it might have been made by David Fincher. The two movies even have the same defining shot: a boy on his back, looking at the sky, which represents an blue expanse of infinite possibility. Except that in "Room," when a boy of 5 looks at the sky, he's essentially seeing it for the first time. And he's in the back of a truck driven by a man who's held him captive his entire life in a shed, a cramped space the boy shares with his abducted mother (Brie Larson)
July 9, 2014 |
The sudden collapse of two Cobbs Creek rowhouses Monday damaged adjacent homes and jangled nerves, but caused no injuries. "It shook my unit," said Nichet Jones, who lives next to one of the houses and was home when they fell. "There was lots of glass shattering, bricks crumbling. It was very loud. " Jones said she was in bed and her three young daughters were in their rooms. "The Red Cross is helping me," she said, waiting for clearance from the Department of Licenses and Inspections to return home.
May 3, 2012 |
It's a beet, minus the root. Chard is a relative of the beet, but puts its energy into producing tender leaves and crunchy stalks instead of its root. Generally, any flavor that works well with spinach will partner with chard: butter, lemon, cream, garlic, shallots and vinaigrette. Try it in this easy quiche. Rainbow Chard, Bacon and Brie Quiche Makes 6 servings 1 prepared uncooked pie crust 8 ounces bacon, cut into small chunks 1 small yellow onion, diced 6 cups chopped rainbow chard (about ?
October 6, 2011
Tucked away down a narrow Old City alley, the garden patio behind Wedge + Fig is one of the loveliest local pocket hideaways in which to while away the last warm days over panini and salad. Formerly a cheese shop (and a bakery before that), this light-bite boutique from one-time sailmakers Kirk Nelson and Lisa Ruff features the culinary talents of Rebecca Torpie, the former chef-owner of Flying Monkey. There are baked goods reminiscent of her cupcake days (lemon bars, macaroons)
July 22, 2010 |
For a peppery bite in your food, it's time to turn to arugula. This leafy green takes on a more spicy character in the summer heat. And arugula's firm leaves make it suitable for dishes ranging from salads to stir-fries. Here's a quick guide to buying, storing and eating it: When shopping for arugula, look for firm, crisp leaves. "When you take a leaf and bend it, it will crack," says farmer Lou Pasquale of Il Giardino Organico of Fresno, Calif. When Pasquale is harvesting arugula for farmers markets, he also looks for a deep green color and a nice scent.
February 19, 2009 |
Nicholas J. Cassidy and Hector Torres have gone for romance - twinkling candles, subdued lighting, dark wooden furnishings - at Sauté , their new BYOB in Queen Village (775 S. Front St., 215-271-9300). The mellow vibe is far from what they were feeling during eight months of intense construction at what was La Creole. For starters, they had to correct the only route in and out of the basement, which was through a trapdoor behind the bar. Torres, who opened Roy's and worked in the front of the house at SoleFood at the Loews, runs the dining room.
February 28, 2008
Walking into the new Academia del Caffe just south of City Hall is like stepping from Philly into a slice of Milano. From the sleek, bi-level balcony design to the Hausbrandt coffee that anchors this rapidly expanding coffee chain, everything was done to recreate a Northern Italian feeling. The paninis are no exception. This Tirolese, a pressed sandwich of smoky speck ham, Brie and mushrooms, was almost perfect (save for a squirt too much mayo.) But there's a glass case bursting with more than 20 varieties that co-owner Massimo Taurisano says have been selling at a pace of about 500 sandwiches a day. That's a lotta panini for South Penn Square!
February 21, 2008
Q: I'm planning to make Brie en Croute for a party next month. I remember that 30-plus years ago, this was a very popular dish at parties! Can you please send me a recipe using a whole wheel of Brie? Thank you for your time. - Kim P. A: You know what's scary? I could have been the cook at one of those parties 30 years ago! It's not that Brie en Croute is back in - it was never really out and seems as popular as ever. And why not? Although there are many variations for baked Brie, they all combine a delicious, flaky crust with a creamy, melted, oozing cheese.