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.
February 11, 1995 |
A 22-year-old man who is illegally in the United States was arraigned on a murder charge yesterday in the shooting of Ainsley Hawthorne of Camden. Paul Haye, a Jamaican who has been living in Los Angeles, was ordered held on $200,000 bail by Judge Isaiah Steinberg in Camden County Superior Court. Norman Muhlbaier, a Camden County assistant prosecutor, told the court that Haye had given authorities a statement admitting he fatally shot and killed Hawthorne after an argument over take-out food early Thursday.
March 4, 1994 |
"My favorite food is everything," says Rafee, who grins and leans forward in the chair to add, "and hamburgers, rice, chicken, macaroni and cheese, vegetables and cornbread. " When he came to his present foster home, from a background of neglect and abuse, he didn't like any food he saw. "He wasn't used to real food," his foster mother said. "He'd see collards, string beans and cabbage and ask what it was. Then he'd say, 'Well, I don't like it.' " Rafee, 8, is the picture of good health now, and wants to be a helper.
March 11, 1993 |
Gov. Florio yesterday signed legislation that clears the way for planning and construction of a proposed 660-acre food-related industrial park that would generate 1,500 to 4,000 jobs in Burlington County. Assemblyman Jose Sosa (R., Burlington), a prime sponsor of the legislation, said he and other South Jersey lawmakers will now press for fast action on legislation to set up the official structure to develop the center. The project has been touted since the late 1980s as a way to offset some of the jobs lost by the phasing down of Fort Dix, and the possible closing of McGuire Air Force Base.
March 19, 1993 |
Some amazing grazing is in store for foodies attending The Book and the Cook Fair on March 27 and 28. The fair, to be held at the 103d Engineers Armory, is the culmination of The Book and The Cook, the city's annual festival in which the food-loving public can rub elbows with some of the country's noted chefs, cookbook authors and food purveyors. Besides the tastings, you can see the latest gadgets on the market, watch demonstrations, attend lectures and get tips from some of the pros who will be on hand - including "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr.
July 25, 1990 |
In the United States, one of the most difficult lunch-time decisions for workers is deciding which restaurant to go to. In Moscow, it is not so much making a decision but taking a chance on an eating place. Many people in the Soviet Union have grown tired of institutionalized food in state-run cafeterias found at state-run cafeterias such as Stolovaya No. 22 and Stolovaya No. 23 where the menus seldom change and often lack variety. Most food in the Soviet Union is unimaginative, tasteless and bland.
March 24, 1991 |
Being slimed by a slice of greasy pizza - it's the pimple-prone teenager's worst nightmare. And the ultimate taboo for Dave DiMeglio, a Milmont Park pizzamaker who peddles "all-natural" food products made with low amounts of fat, sugar and salt, and without preservatives or processed cheeses. DiMeglio said he won't be giving any plastic green turtles to children who buy pizzas at his shop. Just wholesome, healthy food. Even without the turtles, however, DiMeglio is not immune to using a gimmick of sorts to peddle the health-food pizzas he sells at his two Carmen's Pizza shops - one at Milmont Avenue and MacDade Boulevard in Ridley Township and the other on Baltimore Avenue in Springfield Township.
March 20, 1996 |
When Tallulah Bankhead won the Golden Globe in 1944 for her performance in Lifeboat but failed even to be nominated for the Academy Award (which Ingrid Bergman took for Gaslight), she exclaimed: "The people who vote in that free-for-all don't know on which side their crepes suzette are buttered. " Just as the fabulous Miss B used a food analogy to voice her disappointment, Hollywood screenwriters have used food to underscore some of the most sensitive moments since silent-movie days - when a starving Charlie Chaplin ate his boot in the 1925 classic, Gold Rush.