August 18, 2016
Makes 4 to 5 servings For the peaches: 3 tablespoons butter 4 peaches, peeled and sliced into thick pieces 2 tablespoons brown sugar Several basil leaves, sliced thin 1/2 pint raspberries For the Caramel Almonds: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Use 1 tablespoon of the butter to grease a baking dish or sheet pan. Place the peaches on baking sheet, dot with butter, and sprinkle a bit of the brown sugar onto each slice.
March 11, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of March 8, 2016. Craig LaBan: I'm curious to hear updates from the Philly Chefs Conference at Drexel, for which Joy Manning wrote an excellent preview. A lot of big names this year, from Glenn Roberts (of Anson Mills) to pioneering food science author Harold McGee, not to mention Philly's own stars. Highlights? Reader: The conference was a great event for anybody that would like to open a restaurant. It gives you some great insight on what pitfalls to avoid when starting out. But I must say the best part were the lunch spreads: tacos from South Philly Barbacoa, burgers, ramen, I believe, from Kensington Quarters, and the wine, liquor, and beer tastings in the afternoon.
July 10, 2015 |
NEW YORK - If there were a Food Olympics, beets would be overtaking kale in the produce competition. In the flavor event, two unlikely competitors, lavender and sriracha, would be out front, with their counterparts, elderflower and habañero, close behind. Matcha, the trendy powdered green-tea drink, would dominate the beverage field, while waffles would be leaving cupcakes in the dust (or perhaps crumbs). And, in a stunning upset, a Vermont goatherd would take the gold in the confection class, beating out powerhouse European chocolatiers with his goat's-milk caramels.
February 13, 2015 |
Want to show loved ones that they are worth a little extra effort? Handcrafted cards are nice, but on Valentine's Day, nothing is better than homemade treats. Who wouldn't be wooed by hand-dipped chocolates? Or reminded of fond affections with sugar cookie missives? Homemade confections are as perfect a gift for the teacher who cares for your child as they are for your mom or dad. And you can create an assortment of goodies just the way your sweetheart or friend or firstborn likes them best.
November 27, 2013 |
Amos Lee is Philadelphia's finest export when it comes to honeyed, funky folk-soul music. He's been recording albums since 2004 - each better than the last, with this year's Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song continuing the tradition with a grainy, country-blues lean. He's also toured the world both as a headliner and an opener for the likes of Norah Jones and Bob Dylan. So much is well known. Less so is the role friendship plays in the way Lee writes, tours, and forms his bands - especially his longtime friendship and musical blendship with fellow Philadelphian solo artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Mutlu Onaral.
October 18, 2013 |
CARAMEL apples are a staple of the Halloween season, but Cherry Hill resident June MacCarthy goes a step beyond the well-known "recipe" of unwrapping and melting bagged caramels. "If we are going to eat treats, I like to know what the ingredients are instead of a bunch of chemicals I can't pronounce," MacCarthy said. MacCarthy has taken cooking classes with her 9-year-old daughter, Abigail, at Haddonfield's In the Kitchen Cooking School. That's where they learned to make caramel from scratch.
July 26, 2013
The deal: Lying in the shadow of Camden is Collingswood, a quaint little 'burb that draws on memories of small-town America with a main drag lined with small businesses and restaurants. In 2005, Stink Fisher and his wife, Connie, gave the town the perfect dining spot to match its retro atmosphere: The Pop Shop, a storefront diner with an authentic soda counter pulled from a shuttered Ohio dinette. Details: 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N.J., Open 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.
October 21, 2012
Pop Blak & Blu (Warner Bros. ***1/2) Gary Clark Jr., the 28-year-old guitarist from Austin, Texas, has been killing it with regularity out on the road for the last couple of years, from the South by Southwest festival in his hometown to Made In America in Philadelphia to the White House, where he shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, and President Obama. Though the former teen prodigy has released independent albums before, Blak & Blu is both his major label debut and chance to properly introduce the range of his talents to the non-festival-going public.
March 27, 2012 |
Christina Verrelli, a 43-year-old Main Line mom, reshaped an old-fashioned pumpkin pie into an trendy "ravioli" dessert with a salted caramel whipped cream topping to win the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off and $1 million. "Oh my God, I'm over the moon," she said, still a little shocked, moments after she appeared on The Martha Stewart Show Tuesday morning from the contest in Orlando, Fla. "I'm in surreal land right now," she said in a phone interview. "It doesn't feel quite real yet. " When asked how she would spend the million dollars, Verelli, who lives in Devon with her husband, Louis, and two daughters, 7 and 9, said: "Well, college.
January 19, 2012
Bourbon collectors anticipating Woodford Reserve's annual Master's Collection, an annual experimental whiskey series, get a spicy surprise with the sixth edition - a half-bottle pair of pot-still 100 percent ryes aged in two kinds of barrels, one old, one new. These are 92.4-proof sippers, not blenders, in part because they're the nation's only triple-distilled ryes, according to Woodford's master distiller who says...