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March 22, 2012 | By Susan M. Selasky, Detroit Free Press
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.
FOOD
April 28, 2011 | By Michelle Locke, Associated Press
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.
FOOD
May 14, 1986 | By Michael Bauer and Anne Lindsay Greer, Special to The Inquirer
Crab cakes can be one of the most delicious seafood preparations around. Unfortunately, too many cooks adulterate the sweet crabmeat with bread crumbs and other fillers. We have concocted our crab cakes so that the fresh flavor of the crab really stars. There's only enough binding to allow the delicate seafood to be molded into patties, which are then brushed with beaten egg and bread crumbs before being sauteed to a golden crispness. To accentuate the lush flavor of the crab, we've also developed a recipe for a piquant mustard sauce, which is a wonderful contrast to the crab cakes.
NEWS
September 5, 2000 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Once you tasted Ann Ott's deviled crab cakes, brother, you were hooked. "She made the best crab cakes in the world," said Joe Ott, one of her eight children. "Everybody raved about them. More than one of my uncles wanted to open a bar and sell Mrs. Ott's crabcakes. " So, what was the special ingredient? "I don't know. They just tasted good. " Ann E. Ott, a Northeast Philadelphia businesswoman who read romance novels, was active with her church and enjoyed several trips to her parents' hometown in Ireland, died on Friday of complications from a stroke at Burlington County Hospital in New Jersey.
FOOD
February 21, 2008 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Bobby Chez, familiar to New Jerseyans for crab cakes and other takeout seafood, is slowly rolling out a more ambitious location, at the Shops at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills (100 Evergreen Dr., 610- 358-5020). Louanne Simpson, whose background is managing for such chains as Boston Market and the Ground Round, operates Bobby Chez's Cafe under a contract with Chez owner Robert Sliwowski. For now, the cafe and takeout portion are open Tuesdays through Sundays from lunchtime through dinnertime; a liquor license, expected in a month, will bring the opening of its bar and dining area.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2008
Q: Is there a difference between calamari and squid? My whole family enjoys fried calamari and I was told that they are interchangeable. I use a mixture of egg and bread crumbs, dipping the calamari in egg first, then bread crumbs. Is there another method for crispy calamari? - Julie V. A: The word calamari is the plural for calamaro , which is the Italian word for squid. So anyone who hasn't had too many alcoholic beverages along with their calamari would obviously think that since calamari is the Italian word for squid, they must be one in the same.
NEWS
October 3, 1994 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
T-shirts at the Media Food Festival yesterday proclaimed Media "Everybody's Hometown. " Who could argue? Not the hundreds lured by live music, arts and crafts from a five-state area, and food, food, food - from crab cakes to sushi to homemade bruschetta and more.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
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.
FOOD
August 22, 2001 | By RACHEL ROGALA For the Daily News
Since Patrice Rames opened Bistro St. Tropez at 2400 Market St. 10 years ago, the Galette sandwich has been on the menu. In French, "galette" means a round, flat cake, but at Bistro St. Tropez it means a tasty crab cake sandwich - the kind even the most finicky of crab cake judges approve. Case in point: One of the restaurant's regular lunch customers was tired of her Baltimore friend's endlessly disparaging comments about the lack of decent crab cakes in Philly restaurants. So the customer brought her friend to the Bistro and since then the Baltimore-dweller has been converted, stopping by for a Galette whenever she is in Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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NEWS
June 28, 2013
Philadelphia Traffic Court died last week after a long illness, the chief symptom of which was the nausea it induced in any taxpayer contemplating its long-standing mockery of the justice system. It is survived by a dozen former employees and associates in various stages of federal prosecution, five traffic judge candidates narrowly prevented from assuming $91,000 salaries, and, famously, two tracks of justice, one for the connected and the other for the rest of us. "Through the last 50 years, the Philadelphia Traffic Court has demonstrated a remarkable ability to be the center of scandal after scandal, some criminal in nature and others the result of basic incompetence," state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware)
FOOD
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 ...
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
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.
FOOD
February 14, 2013 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
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.
FOOD
March 22, 2012 | By Susan M. Selasky, Detroit Free Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
FOOD
April 28, 2011 | By Michelle Locke, Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2011 | By Dan Gross
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.
NEWS
January 16, 2011 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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