March 5, 1995 |
Befitting a month in which students and parents admittedly learned things they had never known, Barbara Moore's sixth-grade class at the Thomas E. Bowe School ended February with a celebration of African American culture and food. Led by master of ceremonies Brian Russell, the students performed for each other and a number of their parents, showing off what they had just learned during Black History Month. Many of the students had multiple roles. Not only did Toni DiBona, for example, play "Amazing Grace" on the flute, but she also had written a play that included scenes from the lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
June 12, 2015 |
Some recipes are sacrosanct, passed down on stained and creased index cards from one generation to the next. If you grew up on soul food, like Dejenaba Gordon did, collard greens is among them. "I've only known one way to cook collard greens: Boil it for hours with turkey or pork," she said. But last week, she stood up in front of a capacity crowd at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center and proposed something radical: Quickly saute the greens with caramelized onions, olive oil, and Dijon mustard, a compromise that preserves the nutrition and cuts out the saturated fat. The point wasn't to break with tradition, but to embrace it - while rethinking familiar flavors and ingredients in the context of 21st-century nutrition concerns.
July 20, 2012
Sylvia Woods, 86, founder of the famed Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia's has died. Tren'ness Woods-Black, her granddaughter, said Mrs. Woods died Thursday at her home in Mount Vernon, N.Y. She had been dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Woods and her husband, Herbert, who died in 2001, started Sylvia's Restaurant in 1962. The restaurant became a fixture, with tourists and locals going there for cornbread, ribs, collard greens, and other Southern cooking staples. Woods-Black said her grandmother had stepped down from running the restaurant when she was 80, leaving it in the hands of her children and grandchildren.
September 14, 2011 |
SURROUNDED BY the fried chicken, burger and doughnut joints that make even the air seem fattening around SEPTA's Frankford Transportation Center, a farmers' market opened yesterday offering, to 16,000 daily commuters, just-picked peaches from the farmer who picked them and an abundance of fresh veggies. Open Tuesday afternoons at Bridge Street and Bustleton Avenue, the market features tomatoes, apples and those peaches from Hands On Earth Orchard, in Lititz, Lancaster County, whose farmer, Dave Fahnestock, promised this reporter that if I tried one of his Cortland apples, I'd never go back to Red Delicious.
March 28, 2013
Q: Do I really need milk for calcium? I hate the stuff but I don't want to do anything to compromise my health. - Ms. Conscientious about Calcium A: I don't think we ever "needed" cow's milk for general nutrition, let alone for calcium, contrary to popular belief. All mammals, including us, produce milk for their babies. As far as I know, we're the only mammals that drink another species' milk, like, forever. Also, I think it is interesting to note that osteoporosis is highest in industrialized nations where there is high consumption of animal protein, dairy products and milk.
January 22, 1993 |
Friday's lunch menu at the cafeteria of a big auto plant in Normal, Ill., offered meatloaf and egg rolls. It wasn't expected to cause a stampede by gourmets. But it was politically correct and sensitive. You never know where political correctness and sensitivity will rear its stern head. It's something new almost every day. This is how it came to the company cafeteria of the Diamond-Star Motors Corp. Some time ago, an executive asked the firm that operates the cafeteria to broaden the menu, offer more choices, provide some variety.
January 22, 2015
WHAT, NO watermelon? Excuse the sarcasm, but I'm still looking side-eyed at a laughable attempt by a restaurant inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by serving fried chicken. Wait, there's more: The Metropolitan restaurant also dished up collard greens and macaroni and cheese in honor of the slain civil-rights leader. Advertised as the "Martin Luther King Jr. Special," the $24 meal consisted of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens and homemade pecan pie. Joe Lupo, senior vice president of the Borgata, told me that the restaurant chose menu items that were among King's favorite foods as a way to honor him and that the menu was put together by the restaurant's African-American general manager.
September 28, 1995 |
Anne Robinson cooked up some collard greens Sunday morning, turned off the gas and left her apartment to go to church in Manhattan. When she returned home at about 2 p.m., a security guard was standing outside her door, which had been smashed in. "When I got out of the elevator and saw my front door down, I thought it was a robbery," said Robinson, a NYNEX employee. "I thought someone broke into my apartment. " Someone did - the New York Police Department. It seems neighbors thought Robinson's collard greens smelled like a dead body.
October 31, 1997 |
When Joy's in the kitchen, she likes to dice onions and peppers for a recipe or run the mixer for a cake. And it's extra -special fun for her to be in the middle of the action when preparations for her favorite meal are in progress: collard greens, fish, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato pie. Joy, 11, became a Girl Scout recently and looks forward to hiking. She sings and dances to music on the radio, and would like to join a church choir. She likes computer games, corn-rowing her doll's hair, doing 30-piece puzzles, riding a bicycle, bowling and playing tag. She also enjoys drawing and coloring.
December 22, 2000 |
When the garden was ripening, Shamar, 9, was always out there, looking at the fruits of his labor. The collard greens, red tomatoes and flowering marigolds were abundant. "Look at this!" he said, pride in his voice. He had helped his foster mother plant the flowers and vegetables. She says it's an example of how he has shown a lot of improvement in the last three years. "He does need to do things with somebody," she continues. "There's a problem with him focusing. " There is abuse and neglect in his background.