August 21, 2015
Pie with sweet Jersey blues Vernick Food & Drink's blueberry pie is widely known to be a thing of beauty - and, for a brief moment, you can take it home with you. Vernick's pastry chef, Jennifer Sokoloff, will bake a limited number of pies, with Jersey berries and brown sugar topping, for take-home customers willing to commit to ordering ahead and picking up the dessert on their lunch hour. - Samantha Melamed Vernick Blueberry Pie for Two, $12, order by Aug. 28 at http://vernickblueberrypie.bpt.me and pick up Sept.
June 26, 2015 |
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career. After his debut, Brown Sugar , in 1995, the singer born Michael Eugene Archer struggled with writer's block and took five years to release its follow-up, Voodoo . But that was nothing compared to the layoff - elongated by alcoholism and personal problems - between that classic of sultry, simmering funk and its successor.
July 8, 2013
Tip of the Week Summer eating Barbecues are a great part of summer. Here are some tips about what to eat and what not to eat: Don't eat . . . ribs. They are one of the worst foods on the menu because they are much higher in fat than they are in protein. If you have a craving for ribs, make them baby back as opposed to spare ribs. Eat . . . grilled or rotisserie chicken (sans skin). This is the best entree because it is loaded with lean protein, which also helps you feel fuller longer so you don't munch on excess calories.
February 21, 2013 |
"THEY SAY we are all a paycheck away from being homeless, and I had that week when the paycheck didn't come," said February's Top Cook, Andrew Rothstein. That was seven years ago, when he lost his job and his home. Through his own research, Rothstein, 63, found a small house in Sicklerville, N.J., where he now enjoys his kitchen and finds cooking is a way not only to get away from problems, but also to help solve them. "I find you can save a lot of money by price comparison and using coupons," he said.
January 10, 2013
Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the ramekins 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ...
December 21, 2012 |
For most people, the Christmas ham conjures images of a clove-studded spiral of pink and smoky-sweet meat. But in our cure-your-own era of nose-to-tail charcuterie, those who have tackled the project of a "fresh" ham - one that's not been cured, cooked, or smoked - know the holiday centerpiece can be something altogether different. Think more of a traditional roast pork writ large, a majestic 20-pound joint of pig with a band of skin wrapped around its shanks - still scored like a crackly pinecone, but with meat inside that's white and savory with juice.
September 27, 2012
HERE ARE SOME recipes using Asian pears from Subarashii Kudamono. ASIAN PEAR GINGER CAKE 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 cup sliced, fresh Asian pears (Yoinashi if available) 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 8 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup grated fresh Asian pears (AsaJu, if available)
September 20, 2012 |
THEY SAY that good cooks are born one of two of ways: They either had a great role model growing up or they learned out of self-defense. Chris Jelepis of South Philly is one of the former. "My mom was a wonderful traditional cook," Jelepis said. "She came from a Polish background, but when she married my dad she became the best Polish-Greek cook. " Jelepis now cooks for his wife, 8-month-old son, and 3-year-old daughter, a super-picky eater. Cooking is a family affair in their kitchen.
July 26, 2012 |
What do you do when you are hankering for blueberry muffins, but don't have a muffin pan handy? Or maybe you just don't feel like cranking up the oven on a hot summer day. You cook them in a skillet, using the muffin batter as you would pancake batter. Why not just make blueberry pancakes? Though recipes will vary, most pancake and muffin recipes call for equal amounts of flour and eggs. But while pancakes call for more liquid, muffins get more (often way more) sugar, fat, and baking powder.
March 3, 2012 |
Children and teens get too much added sugar in their diets, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one in every six calories they eat and drink comes from some type of added sugar. That isn't exactly surprising, but the statistics underscore the magnitude of the problem. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of U.S. children and teens ages 2 to 19 found that: Boys consumed an average of 361 calories' worth of added sugar a day. For girls, the daily average was 282. Though the total amount of added sugar in the diet was higher for boys than for girls, the proportion of total calories from added sugar was similar - 16.3 percent for boys and 15.5 percent for girls.