January 22, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Commemorative events for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s. "This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making," said Joyce Oliver, who observed King Day by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968.
January 17, 2013 |
Dried beans, the once-humble legumes that have been considered magical since the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, are rising to superstar status as chefs and home cooks rediscover their value as a cheap, healthy protein, especially as Americans are eating less meat. For health as well as environmental reasons, in a supporting role or in the center of the plate, people are eating more beans, says Linda Smithson, cofounder of FoodWatch. Garbanzo, navy, black, cannellini, no matter the variety, these old reliables all satisfy the growing number of people choosing or requiring a specialized diet: vegan, vegetarian, diabetic, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, or the ever popular flexitarian - choosing to be any of the above when the mood strikes.
January 17, 2013 |
Few things are more promising than a piping-hot bowl of French onion soup placed before you on a brisk day, its fragrant liquid beneath a toasted raft topped with golden cheese that will soon be stringing from your mouth. How frustrating, then, to discover something skimpy, with bready mush and pale onions, devoid of flavor. Having been subjected to three such disappointing examples at restaurants in the fall, I decided to work through what it takes to make a soul-satisfying version.
December 14, 2012 |
Enjoy the spirit of Chanukah Sunday during the musical production Miracle of Chanukah . The show presented by local children of the Russian Jewish community will take place at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia. The 90-minute production will include performances by the Rhythmic Gymnastics Program, Olga Kresin Ballet School, the Ballroom School with Steve Mesh, the Violin Quintet, the Ann Kids After School Program, Land of the Children After School Program, and more.
November 13, 2012 |
PHILLY SPORTS FANS who collect memorabilia will want to check out goldinauctions.com for a chance to bid on a slew of items including a Harley-Davidson owned by former Flyer Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. As of Monday night, the highest bid for the motorcycle was $10,000. There are over 1,300 items in the auction, and more than 50 of those have a Philly connection. Among the more interesting is the document that banned Pete Rose from baseball ($146,410), a hockey mask signed by former Flyers goalie Bernie Parent ($2,659)
November 3, 2012 |
Some interior designers tout paint as the best way to change the look of a room. For Lisa Roberts, "It's lighting. . . . It's more bang for the buck. " With the holidays approaching, a new chandelier could be a fun and affordable way to make over a dining room, said Roberts, a Minneapolis designer who organized a chandelier fashion show at the home and garden show in that city earlier this year. Michelle Jennings Wiebe, president of Studio M Interior Design in Tampa, Fla., agreed, saying a dining room should be about more than the table and chairs.
October 26, 2012
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are the favorite candy of Jeffrey Ziga, co-owner of locally produced, small-batch Little Baby's Ice Cream. And the favorite candy of his mother and her mother as well. So it was only a matter of time until he came up with an ice cream flavor with the local favorite mixed in: Vanilla Molasses with Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. It's a lovely combo in an old-fashioned kind of way, the molasses subtle, not overly sweet, echoing the old-school candy, which becomes crunchy when frozen.
October 19, 2012 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers junior cornerback Logan Ryan said that he bled Eagles green while attending Eastern High in Voorhees, and that is another reason Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple will have a special significance. It's not just because Rutgers (6-0, 3-0 Big East) and Temple (3-2, 2-0) are unbeaten in conference play. It's also because Ryan has seen his share of football at the Linc. "It's going to be a dream come true," Ryan said about playing at the Eagles stadium.
September 28, 2012 |
HAMMONTON, N.J. - Marilu Saldana leaned through the window of her Tacos y Tortas La Carreta truck. " ¡Díganme, muchachos! " she called out, asking three Latino landscape workers for their lunch orders of hand-pressed sopes and quesadillas. " ¡Toda la Vida! " belted Mexican balladeer Emmanuel to the dinner crowd at El Mariachi Loco restaurant just up the street, his vintage pop anthem blaring from the karaoke machine that shakes the pinewood walls and guacamole bowls on weekend nights.
September 23, 2012 |
Bradley Cooper . The Eagles. Ben Franklin House. The Linc. Jeweler's Row. There could not be a more perfect opening-night entry for the Philadelphia Film Festival, which begins Oct. 18 with a gala screening, promises about 100 features and 20 shorts playing on screens all around town, and ends 10 days later, leaving the city sated from a huge cinema feast. And what is that opening night film? Silver Linings Playbook , fresh from its Audience Award for best picture at the Toronto International Film Festival, and set to begin a theatrical run (and a run for the Oscars)