August 10, 2016 |
REALITY TELEVISION has brought together many odd pairings - people dating naked, people getting married at first sight, Khloe and Lamar - but VH1 is taking it one step further with its new fall TV series, Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party . Snoop is, of course, the talented musician and youth football coach, Mr. Dogg. Martha is neither Martha Wash , Martha of Vandellas fame or fashion model Martha Hunt . She's Martha Stewart . What could those two have in common (aside from a love of TV game shows and Justin Bieber )
July 31, 2016
Dinner with Edward By Isabel Vincent Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 213 pp. $23.95 Reviewed by Laurie Hertzel Isabel Vincent's marriage was on the verge of ending when a friend introduced her to Edward, a man whose wife had just died. The attraction was immediate. What followed was not a romance - Isabel was in her 40s, Edward in his 90s - but a close relationship that can only be called love. In her memoir Dinner with Edward , Isabel - a hard-nosed, hard-boiled investigative reporter and former war correspondent - tells a delightful story of how this friendship unfolded over lavish gourmet meals prepared by the flamboyant Edward in his New York apartment.
July 29, 2016
This is easy, breezy, no-cook meal assembly. You know the drill: The fewer the ingredients in a recipe, the better their quality should be. So go for the naturally roasted turkey breast at the deli counter and an oil-packed brand of canned tuna that you trust. If your dinner companions are unfamiliar with tonnato, you don't need to explain it as "a pureed tuna sauce" until after they've had a bite or two. Tonnato is often made with egg yolks, but this one's thickened with pureed chickpeas, a bit of yogurt, and less olive oil than usual.
May 29, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old daughter, a junior in high school, is still living at home. She has befriended a 51-year-old man at her first job (a burger place). We have told her that although she is kind to be friendly with him at work, we feel it's inappropriate to do things with him outside of work. She's now upset with us and contends that we "don't understand," that "nothing romantic is going on," and that she thinks of him as a "second father. " Although they have not gotten together yet outside of work, she announced last weekend that she was going to meet him for lunch.
May 29, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS? The tradition of the "Shore dinner" goes back generations. And plenty of restaurants that started that concept along the Jersey Shore have flowed and ebbed with the tides - and are long gone - like Captain Starns and Hackney's, which once graced Atlantic City's beaches, Busch's in Sea Isle City, and Zaberer's inland in Egg Harbor Township. Diners then knew there may have been no better way to really experience the shore than to taste it. And, lucky for us, there are still plenty of places these days where seafood is purveyed in hallowed halls with a kind of reverence for the basic broiled, baked, or fried dinner ritual.
May 23, 2016
On May 3, WHYY hosted its 15th annual President's Dinner. This year's WHYY Lifelong Learning Award was presented to Joe Neubauer for his commitment to education, the arts, and business. The former Aramark CEO is currently the Barnes Foundation board chairman. The evening offered guests a welcoming reception in the Dorrance Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY, a sit-down dinner and program, a dessert reception, and an exclusive interview of the honoree with Terry Gross, co-executive producer and host of Fresh Air.
May 15, 2016
THE PENNSYLVANIA Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its induction dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday at Romano's Caterers, Castor Avenue and Wingohocking Street in Philadelphia. Lightweight Charles "Chucky T" Tschorniawsky, a popoular fighter at the Blue Horizon, heads the class of inductees. Tschorniawsky, 39, was 25-10-1, with 14 knockouts in a 14-year career. Other living fighters to be inducted are featherweight Benny Amparo (12-3-5, 5 KOs), lightweight Monty Sherrick (10-0, 2 KOs), welterweight Hugh "Buttons" Kearney (18-2-1, 5 KOs)
May 5, 2016 |
Non-apology apology Larry Wilmore has issued a non-apology apology for using offensive verbiage at the White House Correspondents Association dinner. "I may have underestimated the tone of how I was telling the jokes," he said Tuesday. The Nightly Show host, who is African American, has been criticized for using the N-word to address President Obama . "I knew that it would be provocative and, yes, I was taking a big chance," Wilmore, 54, said, adding that the controversy may turn into valuable dialogue for the country.
April 17, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Recently, an engaged couple that my boyfriend and I dine with semiregularly bailed at the last minute on long-standing dinner reservations at a nice restaurant. Their cancellation was so last-minute we couldn't have canceled the reservation even if we'd wanted to; fortunately, another couple was included in the reservation and the four of us were able to enjoy dinner together. The guy texted all of us, saying that dinner wasn't "in the cards" for them due to wedding-registry activities.
April 10, 2016 |
HUNGRY PIGEON 743 S. Fourth St., 215-278-2736; hungrypigeon.com What's it like to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a chef's house? Probably just like this lovable all-day corner cafe in Queen Village, where old pals and co-chef-owners Pat O'Malley (ex-Balthazar; ¡Pasion!) and Scott Schroeder (South Philadelphia Tap Room; American Sardine Bar) collaborate for updated comfort menus built on stellar house-baked goods, great local ingredients, and quirky whims, from the city's best new breakfast sandwich to fun sharing platters at dinner (and, yes, some tasty pigeon)