April 4, 2013
Makes 6 servings 1 pound lump or jumbo lump crabmeat 1/4 cup finely chopped flatleaf parsley 1 bunch scallions, roots trimmed, thinly sliced 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs 2 large eggs 1/4 cup milk Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish ...
March 1, 2013 |
MAYBE the crab cakes will taste better in the slammer. Robert "Bootsie" Verrecchia pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping reputed Philadelphia mob underboss Joseph "Mousie" Massimino run video-poker machines and a sports bookmaking operation at Lou's Crab Bar, a now-defunct South Philly seafood restaurant whose fare was described as "horrible" by an online reviewer. Verrecchia, 43, whom prosecutors identified as a mob "associate," will be sentenced by U.S District Judge Eduardo Robreno in June.
February 14, 2013 |
Food can be high art in some of Philadelphia's best restaurants. But why is it so hard to find a masterpiece meal in one of the city's great art museums? We know it can be done, since Danny Meyer set the bar high for arty destination dining in New York with the Modern at the Museum of Modern Art. But don't hold your breath for such haute-culinary inspirations at a museum near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Barnes Foundation's Garden Restaurant was our best hope for something extraordinary.
March 22, 2012 |
If you ask 10 people for the best crab cake recipe, you'll get 10 different answers. One person I know uses the recipe on the can of Old Bay Seasoning - called a classic Maryland-style crab cake - a mix of crab meat, mayo, mustard, Old Bay, an egg, and parsley flakes. Some recipes call for hot red pepper sauce (Tabasco), Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. To bind the cakes, use egg and mayonnaise. Some recipes also call for dredging the crab cakes in bread crumbs, cracker meal, or panko before pan-frying or broiling.
February 23, 2012
"A LOT of people might be very surprised at the number of African Americans who are health-conscious and who are vegan," Evelyn Redcross said. She wasn't kidding. I've been told, straight-faced, that "black vegans" are nonexistent, since the "veggie" thing is just spoiled white college kids acting out. But there are many reasons and rationales for eating vegan and vegetarian. Redcross believes a more health-conscious attitude in her own community is helping bring people out to the vegan brunch she and her husband, Mercer, throw nearly every Sunday at the 7165 Lounge, their banquet facility in the former North by Northwest on Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy.
February 2, 2012 |
A small piece of Lower Bucks County's popular culture was formally lost to nature Wednesday. The Valley Stream Inn, a popular restaurant known for its crab cakes, Sunday brunch, and scenic views of the Neshaminy Creek, now is set for demolition. The county commissioners approved the $230,000 purchase with federal funds to preserve the 3.5-acre low-lying tract as open space. The landmark, built in 1956, got flooded several times over the years but always reopened. It closed for good in September, after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee flushed the creek over its banks twice in two weeks, said Bill Mitchell, executive director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
April 28, 2011 |
Nigella, Jamie, Martha et al. get most of the attention when it comes to talking about recipe expertise. But for many Americans, there's no higher authority than the back of the box, and food-trend observer Phil Lempert says more producers should be taking advantage of that. "Companies should be changing up their recipes on the back of packages," says Lempert, known as the "Supermarket Guru. " "So many consumers are bored with their food. They're trying new recipes. " Still, with customers often wildly loyal to old favorites, companies tend to proceed cautiously.
March 7, 2011 |
NOTE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN CLARIFIED. HOW DID BELEAGUERED and bankrupt Lenny Dykstra afford a $700+ meal at the Palm Friday night? NBC 10. Through a trade arrangement with the high-end steakhouse, the station provides guests of its Sunday night "Sports Final" with dinner at the Palm. The former Phillies star took full advantage of the hospitality when he and an attractive blonde drank two bottles of $150 red wine, then had salads and surf-and-turf, in addition to crab cakes and assorted desserts to take back to their room at the Ritz-Carlton.
January 16, 2011 |
When Robert Irvine entered Villari's Milmarian restaurant in Palmyra in May, he says, he stepped into a "time warp. " The TV chef and producer Marc Summers were on a mission to remake the restaurant, which opened in 1948, for the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible . The series premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday, and "the Mil" - a family spot on Route 73 - is the star. Irvine's use of time warp was not a term of endearment. Irvine said he smelled something off-putting when he sat down.
July 15, 2010
Quick! Before it ends tomorrow, head to Percy Street Barbecue (900 South St., 215-625-8510), where Executive Chef Erin O'Shea is giving away 20 meals a day to celebrate the restaurant's new all-day, seven-days-a-week menu. Each person who receives a free meal also will be entered into a raffle to win a free lunch once a week for a year. White Heron Grill (9628 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, N.J., 609-967-9100) has a new executive chef, Carl Messick, formerly of Cape May, N.J's, Ebbett Room.