July 3, 1992 |
Manayunk, which is growing in status as a venue for special events, has yet another one on the books. It's called "Made in Philadelphia" and, as the title implies, it salutes the people and products of our town. Next Sunday, the Business Association of Manayunk will serve up some of the best of the city's food, fashions, furniture, art and more. Some specifics: Samplings of "The Ultimate Steak Sandwich" at Le Bus; a reception with Rag- a-Muffins designer Bethanne Smith at Worn Yesterday; early 20th-century paintings by Philadelphians at Towpath Antiques, and appearances by local travel writers Ron Avery, Julie Curson and David and Linda Glickstein at Way to Go bookstore.
September 17, 1987 |
Growing up in Rosemont, Alberta Lodge never gave any thought to how dinner got to the table. In her Welsh-English-American Indian household, food just wasn't very important. When she married Ben Domenick in 1945, she gained 15 Italian in-laws and a new perspective on food. For a year, she lived with her husband's family - "it was sort of a requirement," she said - and under her mother-in-law's direction, she learned to cook. Alberta Domenick, now 63 and living in Downingtown, displayed her cooking prowess at the annual reunion of the Domenick family Sept.
July 20, 1988 |
Can South Jersey become a center for the processing and distribution of food for the entire region, possibly the entire East Coast? Arthur D. Little Inc., a consulting company based in Cambridge, Mass., was hired Thursday by the South Jersey Food Distribution Authority to answer just that question. Of greater interest, perhaps, to the officials from Camden, Gloucester and other South Jersey counties who attended a press conference announcing the company's selection: If the decision is made to build a center, where would it be?
October 29, 1986 |
Now that the Love Boat has been scuttled, resting in television's equivalent of Davy Jones' Locker, the truth can be told: Romance isn't the Number One late-night obsession on luxury cruise ships. Food is. And it's all because of a culinary extravaganza called the midnight buffet - a lavish groaning board designed to delight and impress. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, a top-rated company that sails to Bermuda and the Caribbean, orchestrates spectacular midnight buffets. And that's only fitting - Royal Caribbean is a Norwegian line, and the Scandinavian smorgasbord is part of its culinary tradition.
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)
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.