November 9, 1994 |
A quick phone call home to my mother in Canada to double-check the ingredients of a pie recipe - a traditional favorite created by my mom out of necessity years ago - and my Thanksgiving preparations are complete. Canadian Thanksgiving, that is. Yes, in Canada, we have a Thanksgiving Day. Initially, however, it did not have a fixed date. According to tradition, our first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in 1578 on the rocky shores of Newfoundland. One Reverend Wolfall, a British minister, and a weary group of British settlers gave thanks for surviving their journey to the New World as part of the expedition of Sir Martin Frobisher, an English mariner.
October 23, 2008
Saturday, Oct. 25 Lions Club pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch , featuring pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for breakfast and sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and cheeseburgers for lunch, with all proceeds going to provide gift boxes for American troops in Iraq. $5 for breakfast; lunch items range from $1 to $5. Breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Armory, Grove Street and Park Drive, Cherry Hill. More information available from Joseph Scioli at 856-783-4705.
November 21, 2007 |
The first American Thanksgiving ended up starting more than one national tradition. There came to be, of course, the annual Thanksgiving feast and holiday. But it also could be credited with starting our tradition of "potluck" and "bring-a-dish" dinners. When the English settlers (mostly Pilgrims) invited the Wampanoag Indian chief and his "family" to join in celebrating the newcomers' first harvest of largely foreign foods on foreign soil they had crossed an ocean to possess, they hadn't factored in the American Indian philosophy that all men are brothers.
March 31, 2016 |
More Biggie to come The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace ) may have died nine years ago, but his music continues to live thanks to the hip-hop star's widow, Faith Evans . The legendary R&B singer this week told Dame Dash 's radio show ( www.dashradio.com ) her long-rumored duet album with Biggie, The King & I, will be released in the fall. "I'm kind of in the finishing stages," said Evans, who has been working closely with B.I.G.'s mom, Voletta Wallace . "The way it's coming together and the way I'm using his vocals, it's just giving his stuff new life.
October 11, 2013 |
Usually vegetables and desserts are opposed in an either/or kind of way - as in eat the former or you won't get the latter. These days, however, pastry chefs are digging deep for inspiration and whipping up dishes that are definitively both. Take Peter Scarola at R2L, who has manipulated fennel, endive, parsnip, and squash to do his sweet bidding. "Vegetables can make dessert a bit lighter but also more adventuresome," he says. "Used in the right way, they can also be a nice alternative to what we think of as classic recipes and create a surprise element.
November 7, 2011 |
On a recent Thursday night, at a small restaurant with a new concept and only two weeks under its belt, customers lined up well before the doors opened for dinner. The menu of "seasonal, regional American cuisine" offered rainbow beet salad, butternut squash soup, chicken in Creole sauce, pork chops with cranberry butter, cornmeal-crusted catfish, and grilled salmon with sweet potato mash. But no prices. Cash ($10 minimum per person, please, for a three-course meal that includes drinks and dessert)
November 27, 1994 |
Wild rice is not as wild as it once was, and it is really not rice. So, how did it get its name? One theory is that when 17th-century French explorers first encountered the grain in North America, they called it folle avoine, or "crazy oats. " The term wild rice may have come into use later because of the grain's similarity to common rice. Wild rice is self-propagating in the lakes and rivers in the northern Great Lakes region. Today, most of the wild rice found in our markets is cultivated in man-made paddies in Minnesota and California.
October 1, 2009 |
Asked to create recipes to tempt young palates, Rachael Ray came up with a lasagna bake she described as "a dream, rich, simple and delish. " It's easy to make and is loaded with 3 pounds of spinach and chard. 4 tablespoons ( 1/2stick) butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups milk Salt and ground black pepper, totaste Ground nutmeg, to taste 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano- Reggiano, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, cracked 1 bunch green chard, stems removed and leaves roughlychopped 2 pounds spinach, tough stems removed and leaves roughlychopped 12-ounce box no-boil lasagna noodles Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
March 20, 2008
Here are a few recipes from World Cafe Live Chef Matthew Babbage. The spicy chicken dish was served for a Todd Rundgren show, while the bisque went down easy when the Subdudes were in town. When Canadian Dancehall Queen Simone performed here, smoked turkey wings and collard greens were on the menu. ROCKIN' CHILI PEPPER CHICKEN WITH PEANUT SAUCE One 2 1/2-3 pound chicken, backbone removed and wing tips cut off 1 cup chili oil with ground red pepper (recipe below)