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March 13, 1988 | By Mark Jenkins, Special to The Inquirer
It is no secret that the Chinese take their food very seriously, and Singapore's Chinese are no exception. At the head of the list is the durian, a mere fruit. Its consumption is linked to phenomena as far-ranging as sexual potency, premature death and ethnic disturbances. The folklore and legends surrounding the durian are so many and varied as to cause skeptical elevations of eyebrows elsewhere. Tread carefully when passing judgments in durian territory, however, for open ridicule faces anyone who questions the position that the durian occupies in the dietary calendar of Singapore's Chinese.
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March 19, 1989 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to cyanide-spiked grapes turning up in Philadelphia last week, Linda Bolanos' fourth graders now have a better sense of world geography than some of the contestants on Family Feud. Bolanos was feeling a little smug Wednesday night as she watched people on the television show try to come up with countries in South America. Such as: Saudi Arabia? The contestants should have asked Bolanos' class of 9- and 10-year-olds at the Erdenheim Elementary School in Springfield Township; they learned all about Chile on Tuesday.
FOOD
August 21, 1991 | By Marilynn Marter, Inquirer Food Writer
Reach for a ripe banana. Whip it up with yogurt, wheat germ and skim milk. Then sit back and sip that super-rich and filling diet drink while you consider all the ways to use luscious bananas for more than slicing over cereal. Bananas, after all, are the top-selling fruit in the country. And the 25 pounds of bananas per person consumed each year in the United States amounts to only a fraction of the 40-plus billion pounds consumed worldwide, much of it in countries where bananas are the staple starch.
FOOD
May 15, 1991 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
We've been duped to assume that rhubarb is a fruit, simply because we bake it in pie and stew it into jam. But rhubarb is no more fruit than the stalks of chard and celery that it so closely resembles. Once again our gustatory prejudice has led us astray, for we will call any vegetable a fruit when we eat it sweet. Rhubarb is the stem of a plant belonging to the same family as sorrel, and like sorrel, rhubarb has been cursed and blessed with a sourness that can range from a faint spark on the palate, when the plant is young, to an unpleasant puckering when it gets larger.
FOOD
October 31, 1993 | By Kristi Fuller, FOR THE INQUIRER
Want to freeze those good produce buys? Here are some tips to help you end up with the best results. Wash produce in cold water before freezing it. If necessary, remove leaves, stems, skins or pits. Cut produce into even-sized pieces. Label containers with the contents and "use-by" date. (Use within 12 months.) Leave a 1/2- to 1-inch head space between produce and top of the bag or container. Remove as much air as possible from the bag (if using plastic freezer bags)
FOOD
December 4, 1991 | by Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman, Special to the Daily News
Melissa's Fresh Pack. $1.99 per box of fruits, nuts and/or cookies. Bonnie: Finally, here's some healthy competition for McDonald's Happy Meals. Melissa's has introduced a pack of fresh fruit and other goodies in a colorful kids' activity box. Each pack contains two to three pieces of fresh fruit: an apple, pear, banana, and/or an orange in the regular pack; pear, star fruit or kiwi in the gourmet or exotic pack. In addition, it usually also contains dried fruit such as raisins or a dried banana along with an almond or fortune cookie.
FOOD
September 28, 1988 | By Barbara Gibbons, Special to the Daily News
It's now or never, fresh fruit fans - time to put the flavor of summer on ice! Stock your freezer now, and you can enjoy the tantalizing taste of a tree-ripened peach in February. But first, there are practical considerations. With the drought and the price of fresh produce this season, freezing fruit can't be considered an economy move - unless you have access to a large harvest of free or cheap fruit, lots of freezer space and low electricity bills. If you want to bet on food price "futures" in your freezer, stocking up on lean meat is a better investment strategy.
FOOD
August 12, 2010 | By Susan Dunlap, McClatchy Newspapers
Hot weather is hardly inspirational. But it has inspired us to think cool, especially when we are contemplating summer-evening dinner parties. What better dish to bring the temperature down than a colorful basket brimming with the season's bounty of fruits? Easy to prepare in a minimal amount of time, this fresh-fruit medley in a watermelon basket is a visually sweet feast. Watermelon Basket 1. Begin by selecting a watermelon. We looked for ripe melons with a side flat enough to prevent rolling.
FOOD
March 22, 1989 | By Sonja Heinze, Special to the Daily News
Q. I read an article on how to dry fruit. The process involved constructing wooden frames, using cheesecloth and drying the fruit outside for two to three weeks. I need something faster. Can fruit be dried in the oven? - Jen Haeseler Auburn, Pa. A. "Stocking Up" by Rodale Press gives the following information on how to dry fruit in the oven: The fruit to be dried should be perfect - unblemished, unbruised and fully ripe. One oven can take about six pounds of fruit. Fruit should be exposed top and bottom.
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November 13, 2015 | Philly Clout
IN THE INTEREST of combatting the absurdity of the Republican presidential field - and creating engaging art - some politically minded Philly-area artists bought a gargantuan tour bus used by Donald Trump 's presidential campaign and let people throw fruit punch at it. Of course! Daily News intern Joe Brandt brought us this Clout item: "We're trying to drive some smiles, but we're also trying to talk about some of the absurdity in the political world," said David Gleeson, who with t.Rutt and other artists put together "America on the Rag. " The exhibit is spurred in part by the Donald's comment after the first Republican debate that moderator Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever," and encouraging the candidates not to demean women about their time of the month.
FOOD
October 23, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
'Do you eat breakfast before school in the morning?" I asked the fifth graders at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden. "No," said Aa'myrah Bethea, 10. "I get up and put my uniform on, then I get back in bed till my mom calls me. " Aa'myrah, who prefers to be called Coco, is not unlike many kids her age who would gladly skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. So on the first of eight weeks of classes teaching kids how to prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals, breakfast was Lesson One. This fall, we are cooking at the well-used kitchen of Baptist Temple Church, the 98-year-old stone stalwart on South Fourth Street in Camden across from the public school, where there was no kitchen option.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elizabeth Grice, a University of Pennsylvania assistant professor, embodies the new way that academia and drug companies collaborate on research to generate cash for schools and profitable medicines for manufacturers. Grice, like many researchers, gets most of her funding from government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and foundations. Like some, she also is doing work for a for-profit pharmaceutical company - in her case, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. What's changed in recent years is the nature of that academic-industry relationship.
NEWS
October 12, 2015 | By Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a golden October afternoon on the outskirts of Strawberry Mansion, a crowd gathered around a hand-cranked wooden press to squeeze out fresh apple cider. On the lawn, children painted pumpkins and ate freshly made treats. In the shadow of one of the city's historic treasures, Saturday's seventh annual Woodford Orchard Apple Harvest Festival in Fairmount Park brought to life centuries-old crafts - and showcased one of the city's most unusual learning environments. Among the fruits of age-old talents on display, bakers shared homemade apple muffins, apple sauce, and pies to be judged and then quickly consumed.
FOOD
August 21, 2015 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
It's understating the case to call these last weeks of summer "stone-fruit season. " No. This is the real fruit season, the only fruit season. For anyone who cares about sweet and natural deliciousness, all the other weeks are merely prelude to the sticky, juicy days of August. "Stone fruits are a massive favorite for me," says Aimee Olexy of the Talula's triumvirate, "and I look forward to getting them every year. " Right now, white and yellow peaches are at their bursting peak; plums beckon with a lustrous gleam.
NEWS
August 14, 2015
B uzz: Hey, Marnie, I was at a boardwalk bar and they were offering wine cocktails! I thought you couldn't make a mixed drink with wine. What's the deal? Marnie: People often assume that wine is sacrosanct, that mixing it will somehow ruin it. But, it's just like any other drink in that it often tastes good mixed with other things. Nowadays, people are getting past these hang-ups and I'm seeing more wine-based drinks out there. Buzz: OK, now that I think about it, I did have a mimosa once and that has champagne in it, which is technically wine.
FOOD
June 5, 2015
Fruit-forward pops When we were kids, Popsicles came in flavors like "red" and "purple. " Now, in many offerings there's actual fruit involved, not just food dyes. Among them is Fruttare, a line of fruit-based ice pops and fruit-and-milk bars. We liked the mango bars, a 60-calorie snack that tastes like mango - not "orange. " - S.M. Fruttare mango ice bars, $4.29 at Acme, ShopRite, and Target stores.   Preserve your greens Keep your farmers' market bounty fresh longer by storing it a container designed to trap ethylene, a gas released by ripening fruits and vegetables that accelerates spoiling.
NEWS
May 22, 2015
IT'S NOT that the "Forbidden Broadway" series has spent more than 30 years butchering musical theater's sacred cows. It's more like the venerable revue has tipped said revered bovines. "Forbidden Broadway" is a theater-world fixture, thanks to its playful skewering of musicals, both iconic and long-forgotten, using the music from various scores but with original lyrics written by Gerard Alessandrini , who created the concept in the early 1980s. While the songs poke gentle fun at their subjects - often the stars who sang the originals - there is little that is mean-spirited in the musical satires.
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May 18, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Specca Farms in Burlington County, Bill Hlubik stooped down in a large furrowed field, picked a plump red strawberry and took a bite. "That's the best berry I've had in my life, and I'm not just saying that," he said enthusiastically. "Wow, that is a good berry. " Hlubik, a professor and agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, ought to know. He helped develop and test the new "Rutgers Scarlet" strawberry, which is now being praised by farmers and consumers as particularly sweet, juicy, and flavorful - superior to strawberries shipped in from California, Florida, and Mexico.
NEWS
April 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) foreshadowed the argument he hopes will save his career as he began his formal fight against corruption charges Thursday. Menendez and South Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, a longtime friend and major donor, each pleaded not guilty to charges that Melgen won the senator's support with lavish gifts described in vivid detail over a 68-page indictment. "Prosecutors get to write the indictment they want, after a secret, one-sided presentation in a grand jury," Menendez attorney Abbe Lowell said after the afternoon hearing.
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