August 26, 2012 |
Charles J. Giunta Sr., 87, the third-generation owner of an Italian Market butcher shop that opened in the early 1900s and closed in the 1980s, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, of heart failure at his South Philadelphia home. The family at one time also owned a wholesale slaughterhouse in South Philadelphia and a pig farm in Deptford, Gloucester County, and in the 1980s spawned the butcher shops of two sons now in the Reading Terminal Market. Until this week, Mr. Giunta was a daily presence at the market, where son Charles operates Giunta's Prime Shop and son Martin runs Martin's Quality Meats & Sausages.
January 29, 1986 |
Finding an old-fashioned butcher is becoming a bit difficult, to say the least. Finding a good, old-fashioned butcher, one who ages his beef, makes his own sausage and cuts steaks as thick or as thin as you like, is even more difficult. But finding a butcher who has turned his trade into an art form is rare indeed. Henri Lapuyade is that rare breed of butcher. I have known Henri for years, as one knows an artist, through his work. In my opinion, Marcel et Henri makes the finest line of pates, terrines and galantines in America today.
April 5, 2013 |
Angela Chase, 18, in a pastel butterfly top and rhinestone glasses, doesn't look entirely comfortable wielding a giant bone saw over a bisected pig carcass. But on a recent Sunday, at a "Be Your Own Butcher" class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, instructor Janet Crandall coaxed Chase to use a smooth, confident, back-and-forth motion to cut through a bone. Tentatively, Chase worked the saw, struggling for a few long minutes as other students called out instructions and encouragement.
January 2, 1992 |
Wearing a white cotton apron marked with light pinkish smears, 29-year-old Dave Strommer hones the 8-inch knife across a sharpening steel. Deftly, he cuts a strip of sirloin tip into neat cubes, sweeping the meat into a pile nearby. "I'm making boeuf bourguignon," said Strommer, owner of Dave's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop, 362 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne. A blond, slim, mustachioed man, belying the caricature of an old, robust, gray-haired butcher, Strommer works to fill a customer's request.
January 11, 2007
RE CHRISTINE FLOWERS' op-ed on the execution of Saddam Hussein, "Justice was served": Ms. Flowers begins her justification for the "revenge" killing by discussing philosophical ideals - "And for a moment, the people of Iraq had a glimpse of hope. " She says "some cosmic balance had been restored. " She speaks of misguided mercy by the likes of the pope, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Then she finishes her article with her view that "Revenge might not be sweet.
August 23, 1988 |
Neil Coulter, whose longevity was attributed to his ability not to worry, died Sunday at the age of 108. Coulter, of Upper Darby, Delaware County, was raised on a farm near Milford, Del., and came to Philadelphia when he was about 15. He found work in neighborhood grocery stores on Woodland Avenue and eventually became a skilled butcher. His son, Richard Coulter, said that in his father's day, before the unions got organized, 72-hour work weeks were common and necessary to make a living wage.
April 25, 2001 |
Mario P. Donato, 81, of Willow Grove and formerly of Abington, a retired butcher who fought in several major World War II campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge, died of cancer Saturday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Donato was born in Abington and graduated from Abington High School in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Army as a staff sergeant with the 80th Infantry Division. He was involved in fighting in the Ardennes and the Rhineland as well as the Battle of the Bulge.
August 28, 1988 |
Florence Zebrowski, 87, who along with her husband, Witold, owned and operated W. Zebrowski's Butchers & Grocers in Camden for 68 years, died Friday at Red Oak Manor at the Lakeland Health Complex in Gloucester Township. Shortly after they married, the Zebrowskis took over the butcher store from her parents, who started the business at the turn of the century, said Mrs. Zebrowski's grandson, Mark McEvoy. After her husband's death in 1963, Mrs. Zebrowski operated the store alone.
August 24, 1988 |
Neil Coulter, an Upper Darby butcher who worked long hours, enjoyed quiet time with his family and believed the secret to his longevity was his refusal to worry, died Monday at 108 years of age at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Coulter had started in the food business as a teenager, moving to West Philadelphia from his home town of Milford, Del., and taking a job as a grocery boy. It wasn't long before he found his lifelong work as a butcher - a job he didn't quit until he was 78. "Years ago, he used to work all week long and come home with 10 or 15 dollars and a couple of pieces of meat," said his son, Richard.