November 21, 2008 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Two years after the bodies of four prostitutes were found dumped behind a seedy motel just outside this gambling resort, those who called them daughter, sister, wife, friend, or even mother would prefer not to recall the murders, which brought more heartbreak into their lives. Authorities do not describe the crimes, commonly thought to be the work of a serial killer, as cold cases. A break can come out of the blue, criminologists say. "We continue to expend both time and resources" pursuing the investigation, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement last Friday.
May 13, 2010 |
Sylva Senat is right on time. Sous chef by 25, chef de cuisine or executive chef by 30, "and by the time I'm 40, I want to own a place," says Senat, 33, the chef de cuisine at Stephen Starr's stalwart, Buddakan, in Old City. He is a study in contrasts, this ambitious but inherently humble sophisticate who presents a striking appearance with his chiseled jaw and long dreads. A French-speaking Haitian native with Manhattan fine-dining sensibilities, Senat is a kitchen-trained, not culinary-school-educated chef who learned from some of the absolute best: Andrew D'Amico when he was at the Sign of the Dove; Marcus Samuelsson, who made Senat his sous chef at Aquavit; and Jean-George Vongerichten, who made Senat chef de cuisine at 66 Leonard Street and the Mercer Kitchen.
October 4, 2011 |
Besides what culinary schools are offering this fall, restaurants, kitchen stores, and even supermarkets are offering cooking classes on topics ranging from the yummy (cupcakes) to the sensible (healthy eating). Local food bloggers are getting in on the action by passing their niche expertise on to students, at both regional venues and in-home events. Also of note is a new Rittenhouse spot called Cook, where students get to interact with their favorite chefs, while getting fed. Teaspoons & Petals is a blog that was founded by Alexis Siemons in 2008.
June 16, 2011 |
At a recent lunch at Fuji in Haddonfield, we arrived to find master chef and owner Matt Ito poised behind the sushi bar. I turned away for a moment and he was gone through the kitchen curtain. Within seconds, though, another chef named Ito emerged and stood in his place - a virtual carbon copy, but 36 years younger. Long knife in hand, Jesse Ito evokes the image of his dad. And while his father still crafts the exquisitely creative kaiseki tasting meals that for three decades have made him one of the region's greatest chefs, Jesse has been Fuji's head sushi chef for nearly three years now. As he prepared us a spontaneous chef's choice of the freshest raw fish, it was clear he had inherited his father's magic touch.
August 18, 2011
This palm-sized peeler has three rotating blades, so with a flick of your wrist, you can julienne carrots or create fancy zucchini ribbons that would make a culinary school instructor proud. - Ashley Primis Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler, $12 at Sur La Table, the Promenade, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, 856-797-0098, and King of Prussia Mall, 484-612-0040, josephjoseph.com.
June 3, 2010
Camden activists desperate to save a former Sears building from destruction are calling for a boycott of Campbell Soup. About a dozen of them, from the group Camden United Inc., gathered Wednesday in the Sears parking lot to urge supporters to stop buying Campbell's soups and other products. Campbell, which wants to develop an office park around its headquarters, says developers are balking at working on the project as long as the 83-year-old Sears building is standing on it. The owner of the building, which has not had any businesses in it for several years, is pushing a plan to turn it into a restaurant-equipment distribution center and culinary school.
February 28, 2008 |
Kensington High School's enrollment will not reach as high as a student group had feared, the district's interim chief academic officer told students yesterday. The promise came during a meeting, held after students staged two separate rallies to urge the Philadelphia School District to keep three small high schools at Kensington and create two more at Olney. Members of Youth United for Change protested the district's intention to increase the size of three smaller high schools operating at what used to be Kensington High.
November 25, 2006 |
Authorities yesterday identified a second woman whose body was found, along with three others, on Monday in a drainage ditch near Atlantic City. The victim was Tracy Ann Roberts, 23, whose last known address was a room on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue in the resort. Roberts died from asphyxia, and her body is believed to have been in the watery ditch from a couple of days to as long as a week, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said in a statement. Roberts had been designated Victim 4. She was a 5-foot-8 white female, weighing about 120 pounds, with a butterfly tattoo on the small of her back.
March 16, 2011 |
Most school districts in Pennsylvania have considerably lower graduation rates than previously reported, according to new state figures released Tuesday. The new numbers are based on a more accurate way the state Department of Education is calculating how many 12th graders actually graduated in four years. Using the new method "will help inform efforts to ensure that all Pennsylvania students are prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce," acting Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis said.
September 17, 1999 |
Oh!Hara's Pub & Restaurant, the waterfront restaurant whose owners sued the city on harassment charges and then closed the doors for the summer, is scheduled to reopen today under new management. Michael Burnett still owns the establishment, but he has handed over day-to-day duties to Michael O'Mara, a chef, and Michael French, a promoter. Burnett's partner, Glenn Hastings, still owns part of the business, but he has relinquished control over the restaurant. "We're reopening under new management because Glenn is working with another company and . . . I've got this other business I've been working on," Burnett said.