October 30, 2015 |
Halloween's two days away. Do you know what treats you're giving out? Any clue what your kids are about to consume? The People Paper talked with Philly experts - a doc, dentist, diabetes counselor, healthy-weight educator and a pair of scientists - about how to deal with the unavoidable confectionery onslaught of All Hallows' Eve. Some of their counsel won't surprise you. But most of what they had to say surprised us. Size matters ...
January 10, 2013 |
The meat cases at Sonny D'Angelo's singular butcher shop were half-empty and a bit of a mess one day last week in the languor of postholiday Ninth Street. The lardo was buried under a slab of double-smoked bacon, and some sausage trays lacked for labels, though you could make out the hand-scrawled sign for a pumpkiny pork sausage (with bourbon and walnuts), a feature of one of his claims to fame - the meticulously artisan, labor-intensive, bread-free turducken. Business had been robust before New Year's, he said, with his seven-fishes sausage to make, his exotic game to pitch.
September 4, 1998 |
First, smoking was banned on airplanes. Now there's a peanut prohibition. New federal rules are forcing airlines to provide "peanut-free buffer zones" around passengers who say they are allergic to goobers - and the main reaction so far has been apoplexy among members of Congress from peanut-growing states. "I just cannot understand why the Big Brother Clinton administration insists on taking away another thing America loves - eating peanuts on planes," said Rep. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.)
August 12, 1993 |
For many new mothers, with the decision to return to the workplace comes another choice to be made: to continue to breast-feed their babies, or to switch to formula. But that second decision need not be made, according to a certified lactation consultant. Women can return to work and still do all that they must to breast-feed. All it takes is an understanding boss, one willing to provide them the time and space to express breast milk during working hours. At an open house last week to mark World Breast-feeding Week, consultant Diane DiSandro said breast-feeding and the workplace has become an often- raised issue.
November 12, 1986 |
Q. My girls cannot tolerate gluten in their diets. Encyclopedias don't say whether there is gluten in certain grains such as semolina, soy, millet, triticale, wheat germ, etc. I've read that pastry flour lacks gluten. Is this true? Elaine Cook W. Bloomfield, Mich. A. You asked many questions about the gluten content of various flours in your letter, which I had to shorten. Basically, there's a certain amount of gluten in all flour, wheat containing the most. Pastry flour has some gluten, but not as much as bread flour.
March 9, 2008
"Most women aren't too heavy; they're just too short," cardiac rehabilitation nurse Joyce Haag joked during a heart-healthy nutrition workshop at My Girlfriend's Kitchen, a meal-assembly business in Turnersville. As about 30 women munched on Madcap Oatmeal Coconut Bars and Meatballs with Zesty Orange Sauce, Haag taught them how to calculate their body mass index, scrutinize food labels, and make low-fat choices. Lourdes Health System sponsored the event as part of its February "Go Red for Women" campaign to raise awareness about their number-one killer: heart disease.
August 10, 2014 |
Eat a piece of bread and feel bad on your run the next day? If you're blaming gluten, you're not the only one - and you may be pointing the finger in the wrong direction. In a study recently published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 910 athletes, including 18 world champion and/or Olympic medalists, were surveyed about their eating habits. Forty-one percent follow a gluten-free diet 50 percent to 100 percent of the time. Fifty-seven percent self-diagnosed a gluten sensitivity.
June 26, 2015
P'unk Burger Where: 1823 E. Passyunk Ave. The lowdown: Obscenely delicious organic, all-natural burgers, milkshakes and soda in the heart of South Philly's uber-popular restaurant row. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Backstory: Marlo Dilks and her husband, Jason, decided to branch out into burgers after building a small pizza empire with SliCE in South Philly, Rittenhouse Square and Washington Township, N.J. "We felt like there were a lot of burgers in the city, but not any burger places in South Philly," said Marlo.
February 19, 1995 |
What's all this about yeast-free bread? In the last couple of months, I've seen three or four brands in natural- food markets with colorful "Yeast Free" stickers. If there's no yeast in the bread, how does it rise and become a minor glory of the civilized world? I had more than just a technical interest, and was thinking of those who suffer side-effects from baker's yeast. Ah, to taste a good crust of bread again would be worth its weight in - desem? As I found out, desem, a natural "starter," is at the heart of this new bread revolution.
October 25, 2015 |
Eric Yates was diagnosed with glaucoma when he was 13. Doctors eventually told his parents, Cindy and Roy, to take their son to Wills Eye Hospital in Center City for surgery. The family lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Eric could not stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House because of food allergies, so his parents worried about living arrangements during their son's treatment. Then their social worker at Wills Eye told them about a nonprofit that pays for hotel stays for families with sick children - the Kolbe Fund.