February 23, 2011 |
Delaware-based Townsends Inc. , one of the first and largest U.S. industrial chicken processors, has sold its remaining plants for $76.4 million in a bankruptcy sale. Townsends blamed its bankruptcy last year on feed-corn prices, which more than doubled because of higher China demand, "crazy weather" that led to poor crops, and the "diversion of our corn crop in the U.S. for ethanol production" under U.S. energy and farm policies, according to Michael Goodman , partner at SSG Capital Advisors L.L.C.
June 21, 2012
At Colonial Quy Bau, the French-Vietnamese BYOB that opened earlier this year in the Willow Grove strip-mall space that was Horizons Cafe long ago, chef/owner Corey Nguyen sources most of his vegetables, including the mushrooms and bok choy, from local growers. Unlike many Asian restaurants, Nguyen also gets chicken from an Amish farmer. When paired with farmed Vietnamese shrimp, as in the prosaically named entree sauteed Amish chicken and Vietnamese tiger shrimp, it's an uncommon take on farm-to-table.
August 31, 2011 |
HATFIELD GRILL We were there: 8:20 p.m., bottom of the 4th We waited: 5 minutes We ordered: Italian sausage on a roll, sweet-'n'-spicy chicken bites platter Cost: $15 Phindings: Hatfield Grills (the one we visited was on the third-base side of CBP) are where Phils Phans go for hot dogs, sausages and chicken bites. Where they go for good sausage and chicken snacks, His Phoodliness can't say - but it ain't here. True, we found the very mild sausage agreeable, at best, thanks to its subtle spicing.
April 1, 2010 |
WHICH CAME first, the local, pasture-raised, free-roaming chicken, or the brown, heritage-breed organic egg? Most of us eat chicken and eggs regularly. The question is, what are we getting for our money? Where have those chicken and eggs been, and what are your options if you want to branch out from the mass-produced varieties that dominate most supermarket offerings? Whether you're a newly minted locavore, or a longtime proponent of the buy-fresh, buy-local movement, the notion of supporting smaller farms and producers is gaining popularity, driven by everything from creative chefs to the Food Network's nonstop foodie programming.
May 31, 1989 |
The retired CIA agent from Maine didn't win. Neither did the 16-year-old girl from Hawaii, the lawyer from Manhattan, the remarried nurse from Idaho, the church organist from Indiana or the assistant chemistry professor from Pennsylvania. All were finalists in the 38th National Chicken Cooking Contest, adjudicated last week in Hershey, Pa. The winner of the $10,000 top prize was Melissa Mathie, a perky 34-year-old farm wife from Morrice, Mich., who subscribes to a cooking contest newsletter and enters 10 recipes a month in various competitions.
March 2, 2015 |
One man's ceiling is another man's floor. And one man's entrée is another man's pet. Today I'm talking about one of my chickens, who just died. And, yes, I had it cremated. Rather than barbecued. I can't decide if this makes absolute sense. Or is completely crazy. You be the judge. To give you some background, I keep a flock of about 15 hens, of different varieties. There are white Wyandottes, a shiny black Australorp, a few Rhode Island Reds and brown Ameraucanas, which lay greenish-blue eggs.
March 29, 1989 |
With many consumers preoccupied with eating light these days, chicken and fish have become menu mainstays. But for many, plain grilled fish and chicken have become downright dull and boring. Take a cue from restaurateurs and perk up fish and chicken in a jiffy with simple fresh vinaigrettes, salsas, cold sauces or whatever you call them. A few of my reliable favorites are included below. All of them are delicious and would make a hostess proud to present to guests as well. A Tomato Basil Vinaigrette, chef Wolfgang Puck's creation, which is served with grilled fresh tuna and has been on Spago's restaurant menu since opening, has always garnered plenty of my votes.
December 15, 2006 |
LET'S JUST get something up front. I like to eat. I do not like to drive. So when eating involves driving first, the food had better be good. This is never more true than when eating involves driving to the Great Northeast and the route careens along Roosevelt Boulevard. Just because the Great Northeast considers itself almost sovereign and has its own airport doesn't give it license to turn the Boulevard into another runway. But, I'm here to critique the food, not the engineering involved in crossovers - which may be the worst idea since we started calling processed cheese a food item.
October 7, 1996 |
Next time you're in a fashionable department store, browsing through the designer cosmetics, don't forget to thank those who made that anti-aging face cream possible: Chicken farmers. Run that past me again, you say? Then let us take you back a decade or so, to the South Jersey headquarters of the animal-health company IGI Inc., where executives had a problem bigger than Foghorn Leghorn. The solution they devised ultimately would lead to a product innovation that made moisturizers last longer and low-fat foods taste better.