February 26, 2015 |
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
November 4, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Infusions faced off with fusion and lobster bisque battled broccoli rabe on Broad Street on Saturday as hundreds of cooking hopefuls turned out to audition for Season 5 of MasterChef , the culinary reality television show. Tupperware in tow at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, they were all taking their stab at becoming the next Luca Manfe - that is, the restaurant manager from Astoria, Queens, who won last season's competition, scoring $250,000 and a cookbook deal. "We are looking for passion," said casting director Erika Landin.
July 14, 2013 |
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) , the ultra-light theatrical romp that compacts the great playwright's lifetime output in ways that make CliffsNotes look expansive, is actually tried-and-true vaudeville. It's the classic clash between high and low art - just add some manic frat-house energy, and laughs are inevitable. But that doesn't mean you automatically have a show. That's why the three-member Commonwealth Classic Theatre cast, starting a run of 11 free performances through July 27 at various regional venues, must have felt shot out of a cannon Thursday at the Morris Arboretum.
June 15, 2012
LOCAL EVENT PLANNER/model Lindsay Furman is one of the new surprise women added to the cast of NBC's "Love in the Wild. " Furman, of Fairmount, and five other new women were seen at the very end of Tuesday's episode but will be introduced next week, when they will try to couple up with the male contestants on the dating/adventure reality show. "What is this? In walks the sluttiest-looking girls to come in here and steal our guys from us," Manayunk's Jenny Blatt, an original cast mate, said on the show when Furman and Co. showed up. No idea how long Furman, 30, who models with MMC in New York, sticks around on the show, but we are told that she now has a boyfriend she met after the show.
June 7, 2012 |
Center City's Good Dog Bar (224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600, gooddogbar.com ) has lots of fans in the restaurant biz. Now owners Dave Garry and Heather Gleason, with partner Tom Darby, are returning the love with The Industry (1401-1403 E. Moyamensing Ave., 215-271-9500), a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving seasonal American dishes from Chef Pat Szoke. Szoke has worked at The Farm and Fisherman, Vetri and Buddakan. It's open to all, of course, but there will be daily discounts for industry workers (with valid proof)
May 18, 2012 |
Performance artist Robert Karimi, in character as chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, makes a claim as big as a half-pound bacon cheeseburger: He can teach people to improve their diets without ever uttering such unappetizing words as healthy or nutritious. During a cooking demonstration at Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday, he proved his point by persuading two 11-year-olds, waffle cones in hand, to put a dollop of his radish-greens, mint, onion, and lime dip on top of their ice cream. Sometimes, success lasts only as long as ice cream on the tongue.
January 7, 2010 |
Black garlic? Yes, indeed. It is nothing more than garden-variety garlic, Allium sativum, that is fermented with heat for 30 days and packaged to sell for twice the price, but the taste is entirely different. You can eat it raw or cooked without experiencing heartburn or garlic breath. And while black garlic is not entirely new, it is most likely new to you. First imported from South Korea by a California-based company, BlackGarlic.com, in 2008, black garlic appeared in dishes at Bix in San Francisco and Le Bernardin in Manhattan.
June 24, 2009 |
Ed McMahon, 86, who began his half-century television career in Philadelphia before becoming Johnny Carson's sidekick on The Tonight Show, where his booming announcement "Heeere's Johnny!" became his trademark, died yesterday. Publicist Howard Bragman told the Associated Press that Mr. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Bragman did not give a cause of death, saying only that Mr. McMahon had had a "multitude of health problems the last few months.
September 13, 2008
What's cookin'? The story Wednesday about the prime minister of Thailand being forced to step down because he accepted payments for doing a television cooking show called Tasting and Complaining (definitely something lost in translation there) got me thinking. How does a government leader have time to do a weekly cooking show and run a country? More important, what dishes did he make? Can you imagine an American president doing a cooking show? And, what would he - or she - make?
August 11, 2008 |
Paul Louis Norton, 79, a venerable WPVI-TV Channel 6 (ABC) broadcaster for nearly 40 years, died Thursday of a stroke at Christiana Hospital. He had retired to Lewes, Del., in 1997. Mr. Norton came to Philadelphia in 1959 as a disc jockey and producer for WFIL-AM radio. The next year he was hired by Channel 6, where he worked in entertainment, news, public affairs and as station announcer. Mr. Norton reported on-the-air news, sports, and weather and hosted the game shows, The Money Movie, The Morning Movie, and Racing Time.