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May 31, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
Students at Interboro High School in Prospect Park have been known to turn to tech-ed teachers Joe Fisher and Tom Speer with one of life's elemental questions: "Where do cheeseburgers come from?" In their densely populated Delaware County suburb, where fast food is the cash crop that sprouts from long-ago farms, the answer is not immediately obvious. But what might befuddle some modern youth served to inspire Speer and Fisher. Last fall, they embarked on a splashy project to teach students about food production and sustainability.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, STAFF WRITER
Somewhere this weekend, the lovelorn, the lonely, the lustful will stand alone before an open freezer with a single spoon, ready to plunge into the consolation only an entire container of something creamy with fudge ribbons and caramel swirls can bring. Ignoring the calories, the fat grams, the added sugars on the label is easy. Who can read that tiny type at such a time? Over-consumers are about to have a tougher time looking the other way. First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday the long-awaited overhaul of the familiar Nutrition Facts labels.
FOOD
May 20, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat:   Craig LaBan: I've been loving the unexpected trend of meals built entirely from skewered meats, as you can tell from my enthusiastic review last weekend of Saté Kampar, the fun and evocative Malaysian spot on East Passyunk that's grilling its skewered meats (try the goat) over imported coconut shell charcoal. Add in Double Knot and Sansom Kabob House, and this year's definitely been a United Nations of tasty international skewers.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Food delivered to your gate at the touch of a screen is coming to Philadelphia International Airport. More than 1,000 Apple iPads will be installed at Terminal B in a collaboration among American Airlines, the airport, concessions-and-retail manager MarketPlace PHL, and the New York-based food and beverage provider OTG Management. With iPads at seats in 15 gate areas and eight new restaurants, passengers will be able to get flight updates, browse the web, play games, and order food and drinks and have them delivered right to them.
TRAVEL
May 16, 2016
Hooked on fun Connecticut. All hail the great shad! In this town, the celebration goes on for weeks, culminating in a party on the green with a parade, games, food, arts and crafts vendors, magicians, and family activities. Shad Derby Festival , Windsor, May 21. www.windsorshadderby.com   Arts outdoors Delaware. More than 50 art vendors with visual arts, upcycled art, jewelry, clothing, and more, plus dance and live music. Also food and kids' activities to make this a lively day. Bellefonte Arts Festival , Bellefonte, May 21. http://bit.ly/1W9Rb64   Native American celebration Maryland.
NEWS
May 14, 2016
By Al Taubenberger The roots of our nation can be found here in Philadelphia. It's fitting, then, that the roots of a promising new agricultural industry - vertical farming - are taking hold right here, not in soil but in water inside an unassuming warehouse in South Philadelphia. I recently hosted a City Hall news conference to promote the expansion of vertical farming, with the goal of establishing Philadelphia as the world's preeminent training center for this burgeoning business.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
In the early 1960s, Dean C. Pappas, a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was inspired when he heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak there. "What impressed him was the passion that Dr. King had for the civil rights cause and how he figured out something deeply important to him," Mr. Pappas' son, Dimitri, said. "It was one of several things," Dimitri Pappas said, that caused his father "to examine his own life. " The inspiration he gained as a young man Mr. Pappas was able to put fully into action a year after he retired.
FOOD
April 29, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Emily Watson is that friend whose kitchen is always spotless and whose elaborate homemade meals appear effortless. "I've always cooked for family and friends," Watson, 30, of the city's Graduate Hospital section, said as she pulsed miso, cilantro, ginger, and garlic in a food processor. "I just haven't gotten paid for it ever. " Now, that's changed, thanks to an app called Homemade that arrived last month in Philadelphia. It's among a number of so-called food-sharing apps and websites aiming to disrupt the restaurant industry much as Uber has for taxicabs and Airbnb has for lodging.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Merchants and entrepreneurs interested in retail, food and beverage leasing opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport are invited to a meeting May 5at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel. The forum, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be hosted by the city Division of Aviation and MarketPlace PHL, which manages the airport food and retail concessions. The Marriott is located on the airport Arrivals Road at Terminal B. More than 30.8 million passengers annually travel through Philadelphia International, which has 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport jobs.
NEWS
April 25, 2016
Cheryl Rice is the author of "Where Have I Been All My Life?" Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, onion, and pickle. Though I haven't worked at Burger King for 30 years, I reflexively rattled off those ingredients to my husband as we watched a recent news report showing fast-food workers picketing for higher wages. And with pride I recalled carefully layering each ingredient on sizzling burgers, topping it all off with a sesame seed bun. (I made a mean Whopper in my day. The messier the better.)
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