February 6, 2015 |
For a few years, Tim Lanza led a double life: as a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and a cook at Marigold Kitchen, West Philadelphia's laboratory of modernist cooking. By the time he'd worked his way up from garde-manger to sous chef, school felt redundant. "I was learning so much at Marigold: molecular gastronomy, gels and foams," he said. "Then, I'd be sitting in a class where we're learning how to make omelets correctly. " So, he dropped out. Then, he got a real education.
July 28, 2010 |
The letter from Lower Merion school administrators delivered the news three weeks ago - her son had been secretly monitored by the webcam on his school-issued laptop. But only when Fatima Hasan saw the evidence did the scope of the spying on her son Jalil become apparent. There were more than 1,000 images surreptitiously captured by the computer - 469 webcam photographs and 543 screen shots. All were evidence in the case against the Lower Merion School District and its now-abandoned electronic monitoring policy.
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.
September 7, 2012 |
IT'S IMPORTANT for me to begin my column for the Daily News by establishing what I'm not. I'm not a chef. I'm not a culinary school graduate. I'm not an expert. I'm not a connoisseur. And please don't call me a "foodie," that cheese-ball catchall slapped on anyone who expresses even the slightest interest in where their eggs come from. I'm just very curious and very hungry. Which is how I first got to know Brian Dwyer, who's on the verge of opening a new kind of pizzeria for Philadelphia.
January 29, 2016 |
Police have arrested two men suspected of gunning down a Port Richmond man early Thanksgiving Day during a street robbery gone awry. David Ramos Jr., 18, of the 5900 block of Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming, and Keanan Glenn, 21, of Middleton, Del., were charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in the slaying of Ryan Kelly. Police nabbed Ramos on Jan. 16 in East Frankford, and Glenn last Friday in New Castle, Del. Kelly, 21, was walking home from a nearby Wawa early Thanksgiving morning when two gunmen jumped out of a car and shot him as they tried to rob him, police said.
September 14, 2012 |
"HELL'S KITCHEN" Season 10 champ Christina Wilson knows the secret to winning a reality-TV competition. The secret is simple. And it's not in the sauce. Last spring, Wilson, 32, temporarily left her job cooking at popular Center City BYOB Mercato to appear alongside brash chef Gordon Ramsay in "Hell's Kitchen," Fox TV's version of "Top Chef" meets "Survivor. " For weeks, the South Philly resident sautéed, filleted, garnished and groaned among a cast of 18 chef-testants - until, at last, there were two. Then, just one. Her. Monday night, the show's final episode aired.
May 21, 1997 |
Yo, Chefs! I am a prison inmate and am interested in becoming a chef. Can you suggest a top-notch school? - Name withheld Dear Chef-To-Be, Cooking professionally is stressful work with long hours. But if you love to cook and think you can take the heat in the kitchen, now is the perfect time to consider culinary school. After struggling for many years, Philadelphia's restaurant business is booming. Because of that, a second major culinary school is opening this fall.
July 18, 2015 |
They came for Eli. Hundreds of food lovers and dozens of chefs helped raise more than $130,000 Thursday night at a fund-raiser at Fork Restaurant for Eli Kulp, one of the city's most promising and celebrated chefs, who was paralyzed in the May 12 crash of Amtrak Train 188. Thursday night's benefit - with $25,000 in donations from a silent auction - will be combined with $49,000 raised previously to help offset medical expenses for Kulp, 37,...
March 30, 2014 |
Moments after the crepe batter started bubbling and the potatos were being peeled, Nazir Hanible's Friday morning took a turn for the worse. As the 19-year-old aspiring chef reached across the counter to start slicing and dicing his ingredients, the tip of his left index finger met the edge of a very sharp kitchen knife. He had to stop mid-stride to wash the wound and put on a bandage. Minutes later, Hanible was back in the thick of things, standing shoulder to shoulder with 18 other high school chefs who spent the morning at Drexel University, chopping, stirring, whisking, and pouring, each in the hope of scoring a big-time scholarship to culinary school.
August 12, 2013 |
Over bowls of creamy clam chowder at her sister's restaurant, the Robin's Nest, Audrey Winzinger sits across from Kent Pipes as the two ponder their next move in Mount Holly neighborhood-building. Whatever they come up with for moving Mill Race Village past its present frontiers, it is bound to generate controversy. "Some people don't like me," said Pipes, a former Presbyterian minister and a veteran developer of affordable housing, "and some people don't like Audrey. "And others don't like either of us," said Pipes, drawing a laugh from Winzinger, whose family has spent 25 years assembling a portfolio of historic buildings at the edge of downtown as living/work space.