November 21, 2013
The soup days are upon us, and few bowls satisfy the craving quite like hearty chicken soup. Le Pain Quotidien delivers an appealing update to the ancient French standard called pot-au-feu, a wintery one-pot stew of root veggies, broth, and meat. True to the Belgian bread chain's sleek organic aesthetic, this rendition is neat and tidy rather than rustic. But I still love all the veggies that fill this bowl, from turnips and leeks to garbanzo beans, carrots, and cauliflower, alongside the tender chunks of chicken seasoned with herbes de Provence.
October 16, 2013 |
A central Pennsylvania chicken company that promotes what it calls its humane slaughtering practices was accused of cruelty Monday by an animal-rights organization that alleges it allows newly hatched chicks to be tossed live into meat grinders and other brutal conditions. Compassion Over Killing, a Washington-based nonprofit that says it is dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and promoting vegetarian eating, released a video Monday it says was recorded by an undercover investigator who spent several weeks working in the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County.
October 11, 2013 |
AFTER a long day, who hasn't stumbled into the grocery store without the faintest idea of what to put on the table, when suddenly the tempting whiff of a freshly roasted chicken puts everything into perspective? Rotisserie chicken is great served on its own, but it lends itself to so many dinner options. We've counted 25 of them here. These aren't formal recipes but guidelines you can tweak to suit your family's tastes or your cupboard's contents. Most can be made in an hour or less.
August 2, 2013
Company description: "Popeyes takes its handcrafted, juicy, all white-meat chicken tenders marinated in Louisiana spices, then hand-batters them in a unique and crispy waffle-style coating. " Chain: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Location: The Gallery at Market East, 8th and Market streets. Calories: This limited-time special started Monday, and Popeyes told us that they wouldn't have nutritional details till later this week. But this is fried chicken with french fries and a biscuit, so you know what you're getting into.
July 16, 2013 |
Louis G. Hill, 89, a three-term state senator who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Frank Rizzo in the 1975 Democratic primary and who later became a respected Common Pleas Court judge, died Saturday, July 13, of Alzheimer's disease at the Hill at Whitemarsh. Mr. Hill was a hard-working, effective lawmaker from Northwest Philadelphia when, on Feb. 2, in a highly unusual move, the Democratic City Committee chose him to unseat its own incumbent. Serious and determined, Mr. Hill began his campaign on the spot, addressing reporters as he emerged from the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel with the party's endorsement.
June 27, 2013
J USTIN ROSENBERG, 31, of Wayne, is founder and chief executive of Honeygrow, a restaurant with locations in Center City and Bala Cynwyd. The name is shorthand for "honest eating, locally grown. " The concept is healthy/fast/casual stir fry, salads and smoothies, with touch screens to help customers breeze through the menu. Rosenberg, who graduated from Penn State and has an MBA from Temple, wants to expand Honeygrow. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the business?
June 16, 2013 |
Sergio Garcia is already something of a polarizing figure -- and his comment about Tiger Woods this week, in which he said he'd serve his rival "fried chicken" if he came over for dinner, hasn't endeared him to fans here at Merion. "Look at him -- he's walking behind (Rickie) Fowler so he doesn't get booed," one man scoffed as Garcia made his way to his first tee-off of the day at the 11th hole. (Fowler, who's playing in Garcia's group received nearly as much attention for his birdie on the 13th hole as he did for his colorful attire today -- a bright yellow shirt and electric-blue pants.)
June 13, 2013 |
AS I WRITE THIS, Sarah Murnaghan is in the O.R. at CHOP, undergoing a lung transplant. So Steven Hanratty, Jeff Brown, Jason Billig and Rasheed Turner can hang on to their own lungs for the time being. The men had contacted me, separately, after reading my recent column about how desperately Sarah - a 10-year-old dying of cystic fibrosis - needed a lung transplant to save her life. Each had volunteered to give her a lung if medical science allowed it. (It does. But the procedure is rare because the surgery is so risky.)
May 23, 2013
Chain: Charleys Philly Steaks. Company description: Chicken, provolone cheese, Buffalo sauce & ranch. Calories: 526, with 16 grams fat, 1,703 mgs salt. Location: The Gallery Food Court. Order time: A few minutes. Price: $4.29 (small sandwich). Review: There are more than 500 Charleys Philly Steaks locations, and one of them has finally made it to . . . Philly. The city's cheesesteak royalty doesn't have much to worry about, but that doesn't mean Charleys makes a bad sandwich.