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May 13, 2012 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
The Bucks County street was choked with cars and a TV news van Friday. Police cordoned off the end of the block. But inside the colonial on the cul de sac in Feasterville, it was just another calm morning for Stacey and Brendan Carey and their 11-month-old sextuplets and 2-year-old daughter. Bam went the front door. Brendan Carey asked Stacey to get it. Emeril Lagasse stood there in a white chef's coat. Behind him was a camera crew from ABC's Good Morning America, along with Warminster's William Tennent High marching band, neighbors, and friends.
NEWS
October 3, 2011
Ines De Costa, 79, who taught celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse how to cook, died in her sleep at her Fall River, Mass., home after spending Sept. 23 cooking at a city athletic club kitchen. Ms. De Costa had heart problems for several years, said her daughter, Ines Bates. When Lagasse was about 9 or 10, he used to sit and watch Ms. De Costa in the kitchen of a restaurant she owned in nearby Swansea when he visited with his family, Bates said. Lagasse included many of Ms. De Costa's recipes in his cookbooks, though she was never afraid to scold him for fiddling with her ingredients.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2011 | byline w, o email
HATFIELD GRILL We were there: 8:20 p.m., bottom of the 4th We waited: 5 minutes We ordered: Italian sausage on a roll, sweet-'n'-spicy chicken bites platter Cost: $15 Phindings: Hatfield Grills (the one we visited was on the third-base side of CBP) are where Phils Phans go for hot dogs, sausages and chicken bites. Where they go for good sausage and chicken snacks, His Phoodliness can't say - but it ain't here. True, we found the very mild sausage agreeable, at best, thanks to its subtle spicing.
NEWS
August 27, 2006 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
Katrina left a number of restaurant industry heroes in her wake. There were the chefs who rushed back as soon as possible to dish out food such as John Besh, Scott Boswell, Bob Iacovonne, Paul Prudhomme and Donald Link. And there were big restaurant companies that didn't panic, like the various Brennan families, who kept employees on their payrolls for several weeks after the storm. But mere mention of two of the city's highest-profile exports - Emeril Lagasse and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - still draws venom from New Orleanians who feel scorned and abandoned.
FOOD
April 23, 1997 | by Theresa Conroy Daily News Staff Writer
I have traveled to the Holy Land and eaten the sacred meal. It was smothered in garlic and prepared for me by the King of the Kitchen. The Prince of Pork. The Ruler of the Roux. The Bam Master, Emeril Lagasse. Emeril, the owner of restaurants in New Orleans and Las Vegas and star of two TV Food Network cooking shows, has become the most famous chef in the country. Hundreds of thousands of loyal viewers - including me - are hopelessly devoted to every shallot he chops.
NEWS
September 25, 2001 | By Jonathan Storm INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
There's a lot of confusion this month about the new TV season, but the networks have done you a favor this clear-cut Tuesday night, when they premiere the best and the worst new sitcoms. Undeclared, the best one, starts at 8:30 on Fox. Emeril, the worst, trots out Emeril Lagasse a half-hour before on NBC. Rounding out a crowded night of debuts is a CBS drama, The Guardian, a mishmash at 9 about a fancy-pants lawyer who's forced to work with children for the public good. Consumed with the individually soul-shaking and globally pointless tribulations of college freshmen, Undeclared might be the perfect escapist entertainment for our grim times.
FOOD
June 7, 2000 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Nothing like a good blast from a blowtorch to tingle the palate. Spark up the old torch and let 'er rip. That's what Jonathan Maxwell "Max" Lesser does to top off his favorite dessert, creme brulee. "I burn it [sugar topping] with a blowtorch to caramelize it," explains the 18-year-old culinary whiz. "I came close a couple of times to putting burn marks on the kitchen wall. " Another time, "I was cooking something in a pan and put liquor in it [the pan] and it kinda shot up into the ceiling.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE WORK OF local photographer/blogger Conrad Benner caught the eye of the people behind Rihanna 's new tour. An image that Benner, a noted chronicler of the city's streets, took of SEPTA's abandoned Spring Garden Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur will be a part of her new tour, appearing behind the mega-pop star while she sings her hit "Man Down. " Benner, who runs a site called Streets Dept (streetsdept.com), described his sojourn to the station in a 2013 blog post as "an abandoned mecca for graffiti artists and urban explorers alike, who are arguably the only people showing the old station any love.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011
BAM! BAM! BAM! That's as good a way as any to describe uberchef Emeril Lagasse's relationship with the Sands Casino-Resort in Bethlehem. When the gaming hall, built on the site of the old Bethlehem Steel works, opened in 2009, Lagasse was there with Emeril's Chop House, a high-end steak outlet. Last year, he opened Burgers And More (BAM, get it?), a casual spot that serves what - to these taste buds, at least - just may be the world's greatest hamburger. Tomorrow, the New Orleans-based culinary giant will complete his trifecta with the debut of Emeril's Italian Table.
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August 1, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE WORK OF local photographer/blogger Conrad Benner caught the eye of the people behind Rihanna 's new tour. An image that Benner, a noted chronicler of the city's streets, took of SEPTA's abandoned Spring Garden Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur will be a part of her new tour, appearing behind the mega-pop star while she sings her hit "Man Down. " Benner, who runs a site called Streets Dept (streetsdept.com), described his sojourn to the station in a 2013 blog post as "an abandoned mecca for graffiti artists and urban explorers alike, who are arguably the only people showing the old station any love.
NEWS
May 13, 2012 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
The Bucks County street was choked with cars and a TV news van Friday. Police cordoned off the end of the block. But inside the colonial on the cul de sac in Feasterville, it was just another calm morning for Stacey and Brendan Carey and their 11-month-old sextuplets and 2-year-old daughter. Bam went the front door. Brendan Carey asked Stacey to get it. Emeril Lagasse stood there in a white chef's coat. Behind him was a camera crew from ABC's Good Morning America, along with Warminster's William Tennent High marching band, neighbors, and friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2011 | By Dan Gross
In nearly eight years of writing this column we've made our share of mistakes, including a few this week. But we can recall no error that has caused Your Humble Narrator the deluge of calls and emails as yesterday's mix-up of R&B artists Mya and Monica . We goofed in saying that Mya sang "The Boy is Mine" with Brandy . It was Monica. However, there is no confusion as to which singer was in town Friday accompanying Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Philadelphia Sports Fans Choice Awards.
NEWS
October 3, 2011
Ines De Costa, 79, who taught celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse how to cook, died in her sleep at her Fall River, Mass., home after spending Sept. 23 cooking at a city athletic club kitchen. Ms. De Costa had heart problems for several years, said her daughter, Ines Bates. When Lagasse was about 9 or 10, he used to sit and watch Ms. De Costa in the kitchen of a restaurant she owned in nearby Swansea when he visited with his family, Bates said. Lagasse included many of Ms. De Costa's recipes in his cookbooks, though she was never afraid to scold him for fiddling with her ingredients.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2011 | byline w, o email
HATFIELD GRILL We were there: 8:20 p.m., bottom of the 4th We waited: 5 minutes We ordered: Italian sausage on a roll, sweet-'n'-spicy chicken bites platter Cost: $15 Phindings: Hatfield Grills (the one we visited was on the third-base side of CBP) are where Phils Phans go for hot dogs, sausages and chicken bites. Where they go for good sausage and chicken snacks, His Phoodliness can't say - but it ain't here. True, we found the very mild sausage agreeable, at best, thanks to its subtle spicing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011
BAM! BAM! BAM! That's as good a way as any to describe uberchef Emeril Lagasse's relationship with the Sands Casino-Resort in Bethlehem. When the gaming hall, built on the site of the old Bethlehem Steel works, opened in 2009, Lagasse was there with Emeril's Chop House, a high-end steak outlet. Last year, he opened Burgers And More (BAM, get it?), a casual spot that serves what - to these taste buds, at least - just may be the world's greatest hamburger. Tomorrow, the New Orleans-based culinary giant will complete his trifecta with the debut of Emeril's Italian Table.
NEWS
August 27, 2006 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
Katrina left a number of restaurant industry heroes in her wake. There were the chefs who rushed back as soon as possible to dish out food such as John Besh, Scott Boswell, Bob Iacovonne, Paul Prudhomme and Donald Link. And there were big restaurant companies that didn't panic, like the various Brennan families, who kept employees on their payrolls for several weeks after the storm. But mere mention of two of the city's highest-profile exports - Emeril Lagasse and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - still draws venom from New Orleanians who feel scorned and abandoned.
FOOD
October 23, 2003 | By Marilynn Marter INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Imagination and creativity in food as well as in decorations and costumes are key to the success of a Halloween bash. Consider succulent "eyeballs" of cherry-stuffed litchis as a stunning garnish for cocktails. Or add a wine-enriched red beet "blood" sauce to a harvest entree of roast chicken, sausage and root vegetables that is both tasty and colorful. Serve it on a "stake" if you're smitten with vampires. These and other eerie offerings are the tricks up celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's sleeve on "Emeril Kicks Up Halloween," an episode of his Emeril Live series that was taped at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in July.
FOOD
June 12, 2002 | By Maria Gallagher FOR THE INQUIRER
He's the man who makes the music for pork fat to rule by. But Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, the Philadelphia-born percussionist and music director for the Food Network's top-rated series, Emeril Live, hasn't touched a pork product in more than 30 years. Doesn't eat red meat. Said sayonara to poultry a long time ago. In his East Oak Lane kitchen, soy bacon and soy sausage rule, along with an abundance of fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and breads from South Philadelphia's Ninth Street market.
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