May 16, 2013 |
The fish stays moist and looks lovely when presented in this light broth. To complete the meal, toss in a small amount of blanched fresh peas, snow peas, or haricots verts. Quick-Braised Snapper in Cilantro Broth 2 servings 1 clove garlic 1 shallot 1 lemon 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 cup no-salt-added chicken broth 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves 1/4 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Two 6-ounce, skin-on red snapper fillets, pin bones removed 1. Mince the garlic and shallot.
June 23, 2011 |
Outlet: ALLEY GRILL We were there: Pregame, 6:20 p.m. Wait for service: About 5 minutes. Order: Double cheeseburger, garlic fries. Cost: $13.75. Phindings: Tucked away in the left-field corner of Ashburn Alley behind Harry The K's, the Alley Grill deals mostly in burger variations. My double cheeseburger - two American-cheese-covered patties, a dab of ketchup, a schmear of mustard and two tissue-thin pickle chips on a standard toasted potato bun - was filling and tasty enough, but hardly memorable.
June 19, 2002 |
Look out Tony Luke's: You've got competition uptown. Her name: Helen Morganstein. Morganstein works the counter at The Carousel Shop on 3rd Street between Walnut and Locust, a small, 26-year-old ice cream shop and luncheonette. She seems like a sweet lady to the kids ordering ice cream cones and the neighbors who drop by to chat, but Morganstein is fierce when she's in the kitchen. Her customers keep asking for her roast pork and broccoli rabe sandwich, a recipe that requires a day's worth of roasting and some serious pork-pulling.
May 2, 1986 |
The owner plays the piano and sings ballads of love and romance while candles flicker on every table. The chef, meanwhile, blends lots of garlic into soup and sauces and even spreads it thickly on the bread. Good for your heart, tough on romance, despite Tom Borrelli's earnest crooning. The heavy-handed use of garlic and the soft music are just one of the inconsistencies of Cafe Borrelli, a well- intentioned new Center City restaurant. The waitresses are pretty, pleasant, and unpolished.
March 9, 1990 |
After the waiter described the veal-chop special, I asked if garlic could be added. He said it could and then offered another way to prepare it. I countered with yet another. The waiter paused, perhaps sizing up the limits of my adventuresome nature. "The chef also makes the veal chop with anchovies," he said, showing confidence in his kitchen. "You'd be surprised - it's really very, very good. It's a recipe of Marcella Hazan's. " Aside from having a fondness for anchovies and garlic, I'm particularly enamored with what popular cook-teacher-author Hazan does with and for Italian cooking.
May 4, 1988 |
There are different stories as to how a basic Italian tomato sauce made from whole tomatoes became known as a marinara sauce. Since marinara translates closely from Italian to "sailor suit," some say that the sauce was described thusly in areas that bordered the sea. Others claim the name was bestowed upon the sauce by the wives of the sailors - mariners - who prepared it when their husbands returned home. Yet another tale says the name comes from the sailors themselves, from the days before refrigeration when meat would perish on a long journey but a tomato could survive long enough to become a delicious sauce made with herbs.
November 29, 1989 |
Many people, when they taste tripe for the first time, are surprised by its delicate, mild flavor. They expect it to be tough and strong-tasting. Some home cooks are not even quite sure what tripe is. Generally speaking, it is a section of a bovine's stomach, though the definition sometimes is extended to include stomach sections of goats, pigs, sheep and even deer. Plain tripe is taken from the bovine's first stomach. It's flat with a smooth, rubbery texture. The best tripe comes from the second stomach and looks like a honeycomb - hence the name honeycomb tripe.
March 20, 2015
The truck: The dumpling has landed, folks. The missing link in Philly's food-truck scene. Mobile. Boiled. Fried. Go traditional or branch out with a specialty. Also, there are spring rolls. Welcome to Dump-N-Roll, the sandwich-n-taco alternative. Taste test: Peter Tong, who has been cooking for about 10 years, including stints at Susanna Foo and Morimoto, agreed to whip up some dumplings for us yesterday at the mobile-food commissary in Brewerytown. We were not disappointed.
August 9, 1989 |
Picnics aren't important, at least not in the sense of being a Big Deal. Unplanned and unpretentious, thrown together and torn into, they're more for relaxing than impressing. Fuss over a picnic and the fun goes out of it. No true picnic takes longer to prepare than it does to eat, nor requires more marketing than picking up a melon on the way to the park. The food should be simple. Extravagance is out of line, for the best picnics do nothing more than fill the belly and leave a smile.
February 15, 1987 |
The day has been super-exhausting, and you're feeling particularly stressed. You're suffering from high anxiety, a million things are on your mind and it's tough falling asleep. Eventually, you make contact with the sandman, only to awaken at 3 a.m. in a head-to-toe state of tension. There's a churning in your stomach. What do you do? Take a sleeping pill? If you're Joseph Della Guardia, you forgo any pharmaceutical solution. Instead, you grab your robe, go down to the kitchen, flip the light switch, throw open the cabinets and begin fishing around for the garlic, basil, olive oil, fettucine and tomatoes.