April 11, 2013
Makes 4 cups of chicken salad or 6 sandwiches For the chicken salad: 1 whole chicken, approximately 3 pounds Diamond Crystal kosher salt 4 scallions, finely chopped 3 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 cup mayonnaise Freshly ground black pepper For the sandwich: Schmaltz 12 slices challah Gribenes Cucumber pickles Pickled cherry peppers 1. Make the chicken salad:...
April 11, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 9, 2013: Craig LaBan: Lots of good things to discuss. Like these alfajores from the Argentine-influenced cafe called Gavin's, on Pine Street right next to the Schuylkill River park . . . spending a lot of time in the park lately, 'cause my son is doing Little League. I hadn't planned on these gorgeous alfajores - cookie sandwiches rolled in coconut and stuffed with dulce de leche. One of my favorite treats in town.
March 28, 2013 |
In this rendition of chicken and sausage, the sausage takes on a reduced role, flavoring but not weighing down the dish. Braised Chicken Thighs With Peppers and Sausage 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 small skinless bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed of fat (13/4 pounds total) Kosher salt Fresh black pepper One 4-ounce link sweet Italian sausage, casing removed 8 ounces mild peppers, such as Italian long, or bell peppers, cored, seeded; cut into strips One onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup dry white wine 11/2 cups homemade or no-salt chicken broth 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs, oregano, cracked rosemary, basil, thyme 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
February 22, 2013 |
This is the very definition of a winning weeknight chicken dish. Lime and Fig Chicken Makes 4 servings 4 dried figs 1/3 cup hot water 4 or 5 limes Leaves from 2 stems each mint, cilantro 3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (11/4 pounds total) Kosher salt, fresh pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup fig jam or spread 1. Stem the figs; cut into quarters. Place in a bowl and cover with the hot water.
February 1, 2013 |
THERE IS A LOT TO ADORE - or at least to ogle - at the Wing Bowl. There are local celebs, namely, 94WIP's Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti, co-creators of the 21-year-old extravaganza, and Rhea Hughes, who keeps the guys in line. There are an estimated 20,000 spectators - rowdy, predominantly male carousers who pay 10 bucks each to get their Super Bowl party started early (very early) Friday, like way before 6 a.m. There are Wingettes, a scantily clad, buxom battalion that is part cheerleaders, part servers, part centerfolds.
February 1, 2013 |
If it hasn't already happened to you, get ready. Even five minutes of casual news watching will alert you: This is the worst cold and flu season in recent memory. The sneezing that punctuates an unusually thick fatigue was my first clue that I was among the ill. Actually, my already-infected husband, sick a full week before I was, foretold the cold. Before I succumbed to the worst of it, something had to be done. I needed to make a lot of chicken soup for some serious symptom relief.
January 17, 2013
Marianne Gere and Kim Strengari, from West Conshohocken's Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon , have crossed the Schuylkill to open Southern Cross Kitchen , a restaurant-bar on the former site of 8 East at 8 E. First Ave. in Conshohocken (484-344-5668). The cross does not refer to the Fayette Street bridge or to the constellation; rather, the cuisine is a cross between down-home Southern classics and modern comfort food (jambalaya, fried buttermilk chicken, smothered pork chop, etc.)
January 11, 2013
What to eat: Halal (food that meets Islamic dietary laws) chicken, lamb, falafel or tilapia platters with rice, lettuce, tomato and onion are $5 - soda or water included! Sizable portions, too. Sandwiches and a drink are $4. Go with the creamy white sauce or the hot sauce, or both. Eat for less after you "dress for less" at the Ross store nearby. Don't miss: Halal chicken platters are popular for a reason: They're consistently good. Tender - not greasy or fatty - morsels of chicken with a shot of hot sauce make the perfect quick lunch.
November 16, 2012 |
YOU MIGHT THINK memories of home cooking are the foundation for a Top Cook. Bardre Parrish, of the Yorktown section, recalls his mother's nose for a good meal. "My mom would always take me to the food hall at Strawbridge's [the former department store at 8th and Market], and it gave me a great appreciation for good food," Parrish said recently. "The barbecue chicken I had there definitely inspired me. I treasure the memory. " Parrish's other inspiration was his sixth-grade home-economics teacher, "Miss Gary," at Conwell Russell Middle School, who taught him to make gravy and pepper steak.
November 7, 2012 |
TERRY BRADSHAW was in damage-control mode after making a comment that could be construed as racist. On Sunday, the Fox studio analyst was describing highlights of the Dolphins-Colts game. In one clip, Miami running back Reggie Bush was on his way to scoring on an 18-yard touchdown run and Bradshaw said it looked "like he was chasing that bucket of chicken the wind was blowing. " On Monday, Bradshaw offered an apology via USA Today saying he was "so sorry if I hurt anybody . . . " Geez, did he really say if ?