March 21, 2013
Mr. Joe's Cafe is one of those timeless corner luncheonettes that feels like an institution though it's barely seven years old. That's because there's real history here, where Vince Termini's father, Joseph, founded the famous bakery in 1921 - thus the name and bakery memorabilia on the wall. With the cannoli palace long since moved across the street, Vince's "retirement project" is a homey lunch-only homage to his red-gravy South Philly youth. He re-creates the flavors his Nonna and Mamma taught him, like "scripelle" chicken soup brimming with shaved crepe rolls stuffed with pecorino, or the side of string beans and potatoes.
June 21, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " My daughter says she has not completely abandoned the blog, but she has certainly not been cooking, taking a few weeks before she starts medical school to visit friends, go to the beach, and do a lot of nothing. So, I've implored my son to take a crack at this cooking thing. Sally had a preference for learning a lot of vegetarian dishes, or meals centered on fish or chicken. While Tim's favorite meals are more meat-centric, everyone in the family loves crabcakes, so I thought that would be a recipe he was eager to learn.
March 15, 2012 |
Try this Guinness-marinated steak sandwich for St. Paddy's Day, a refreshing change from stew or corned beef and cabbage. Guinness Marinated Flank Steak Sandwiches With Grilled Onions and Boursin Cheese Makes 4 servings 2-pound flank steak or London broil, at least 1-inch thick 14.9-ounce can Guinness beer 2 large red onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 small container Boursin...
April 14, 2011 |
"Old clothes" is the literal translation of Ropa Vieja, a Cuban dish made with leftover meat or flank steak that has simmered until it falls apart. Cut the steak in thin slices and saute first. Pan-Fried Ropa Vieja Makes 2 servings 1/2 pound flank steak Vegetable oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup sliced carrots 2 teaspoons minced garlic, crushed 1/2 medium green pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)
February 5, 2009
Chinatown cheesesteak So many American kitchens do the cheesesteak spring roll - the Philly-ized twist of the Chinese restaurant staple. So why shouldn't a Chinese restaurant get into the act? Ho Sai Gai's version is built around the regulation egg roll - a thicker wrapper than the rice-paper spring roll that Western chefs typically use. Cathy Lo, who runs the recently reopened Ho Sai Gai at 10th and Race Streets, says her kitchen uses flank steak, minced onion and mozzarella.
August 21, 2002 |
Talk about high maintenance. Once a week, chef Paul Pagliaro of Pagano's in the Mellon Bank Center marinates at least 15 pounds of flank steak for sandwiches he will serve the following day. The next morning, Pagano's owner Matt Pagano calls up the offices of select customers - including lawyers and FBI agents - to let them know the steak sandwich is on the day's menu. When lunch rolls around, many of the meaty sandwiches are spoken for. PAGANO'S STRIP STEAK SANDWICH For steak: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream)
February 2, 1997 |
With the increasing availability of fresh herbs, it's easy to turn winter blues into springlike smiles by using herbs to flavor butters. You can make a small batch for one meal, or do enough to last for several recipes. And herb butters can be stored a few days in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer. What's more, frozen herb butter doesn't require defrosting. Slice off an amount equal to one tablespoon and place it on a piece of hot broiled fish or chicken and it makes an instant sauce.
February 1, 1997 |
Is it real, or is it Internet? The magazine Playgirl picked up a nude photo that's "supposedly" Antonio Banderas - got it a few months ago off the Internet. But it's not him, according to a spokeswoman for the actor. Banderas has never had any nude photos taken, she said. Also saying it's not him is someone in a better position to know - his wife, Melanie Griffith. Banderas, she says, "is much manlier. " BETWEEN COVERS Well, the Internet may be a big deal, but it can't compete with a good book, says Ray Bradbury, author of, among others, Fahrenheit 451. You can take a book to bed with you, he told a Silicon Valley audience: "You can't get that on the Internet.
October 23, 1994 |
Autumn's last flirtation with warm weather means only one thing: a fling with the grill. However, just as the surroundings change with the season - going from a verdant summer to a golden October - the menu changes as well. During the warm weather months, chicken and fish are the most appealing choices. The lighter the food, the better. Now, even though the temperature seems to be holding at mild, the fact that it can change at any time suggests a meat menu. Flank steak, a versatile meat cut, is an excellent entree this time of the year.
July 6, 1994 |
One of the leanest, least fattening beef steaks you can choose for your barbecue is the flank steak. It has only 41 calories an ounce, compared with 114 calories per ounce for boneless beef rib. There are only two flank steaks per steer. Each weighs in at about 1 1/4 pounds. Because there's so little fat and relatively little shrinkage, it's easy to get four quarter-pound servings from a small to average flank, and five or six servings from a larger steak. The secret to serving tender flank is to slice it thinly against its clearly obvious grain, which runs lengthwise.