June 6, 1990 |
Summer is pick-up-and-go time. Go to the playground for an hour on the swings and slide before nightfall. Go to the beach for a day of sun, sand and swimming. Go to the ballgame to cheer and jeer the Phillies. Go to the Mann Music Center to hear the orchestra play as the sun sets over Fairmount Park. And often when we go, we want to take something along to eat. Something that isn't fast food, vendor food or convenience store food. Real food for real good times. But not all food travels well.
March 15, 2009 |
It is an enterprise in need of eternal update, the business of drawing the line after which - in the case of good eating - the Good Old Days ended, ushering in an era of the anti-natural, the weirdly industrial, the ruined Red Delicious, the frozen cheesesteak, or insert your own horror (you know you have one!) here. Things started going to hell about 7,000 years ago, if you take the word of the Cambridge World History of Food. That's when humans started their shift from hunting and gathering (which supplied game with an exquisite balance of vitamins and minerals and essential amino acids)
April 25, 2014 |
LANCASTER - Amish buggies and all-you-can-eat buffets. Those are the images that have long defined Lancaster County for most outsiders - with the added bonus of outlet shopping. And there is ample truth to feed the cliches along the tourist honky-tonk of Lincoln Highway, where faux windmills spin over signs touting shoofly pies, and seniors come by the busload to gorge on bargain smorgasbords of brown-buttered noodles, gloppy gravy platters, and dry roast chicken. But there's another, far more sophisticated food culture finally sprouting through Lancaster's famously fertile earth.
September 26, 1988 |
Athletes apparently are growing weary of the food in the Olympic Village. For breakfast, the menu is usually scrambled powdered eggs and overcooked bacon. For lunch and dinner, the choice is varied but straight, solid food without frills. Roast pork and chicken do not meet the needs of some athletes. Nor does the eternal noodle, American-style coffee or Korean-style ginseng tea. "That's the complaints we've been getting most of," said Anne Beddow of the International Olympic Committee.
February 25, 1993 |
Russell Elementary held its own Worlds Fair on Saturday. Nearly 400 people showed up for the event, which featured food, face painting, and games.
September 24, 1989 |
The streets were alive with the sound of cooking. They were also alive with the smells, tastes and sights of international food. The occasion was the Restaurant Street Festival, held last Sunday on Market Street in West Chester. Greek, American and Indian food were among the selections from which the thousands of festivalgoers could choose. The festival also included a German street band playing German folk music and other bands playing American folk music. And for those children who could not get excited about the wide variety of food or music, there were clowns and face painters to provide entertainment.
August 27, 1995 |
Sample a cultural treat. The African American Extravaganza continues today from noon to 8 p.m. at Penn's Landing. It's free. The annual event offers food, music, dance, poetry, crafts, clothing and jewelry.
December 10, 1987 |
A federal judge yesterday approved a consent decree between the U.S. Attorney's Office and Robideau Distribution Inc., a regional food warehouse in South Philadelphia that was closed Nov. 13 when federal officials seized 3,951 bales of rice and other food because of insect and rodent infestation. U.S. District Judge Edmund V. Ludwig signed the agreement, which will let Robideau reopen in 90 days if it can satisfy federal food inspectors that the contaminated food has been destroyed, that other food is not infested and that the rodent and insect problems have been eliminated.
December 27, 1986
Speaking as one who was raised on scrapple - eating it and watching it being made by my grandfather, going on to meat processing, and now a scrapple maker at Hatfield Packing Co. - I think scrapple is a good food. It has no preservatives or additives. The word and its image have been misused by some. Melvin A. Landis Schwenksville.