April 17, 2015
The truck: If you're a motorcyclist - or just a red-blooded American - you'll appreciate the look of M.A.T.T.'s Gourmet Sliders, a/k/a Matt's Food Truck. All black with chrome fenders, whitewall tires and a Harley-Davidson-style logo. We weren't even looking for a place to eat, but this truck caught our attention a couple of weeks ago at 33rd and Market streets. Turns out, it was only its second day on the road. The concept: Can't go wrong with sliders. Why have one big sandwich when you can get three different ones?
January 22, 2015
THANKS TO this past fall's widely debated independence vote, as well as poppy entry points like the hit Starz series "Outlander," talk of Scotland has been rolling off plenty of American tongues in recent months. And it's never long before the talk turns to food. Scotland's reputation in this department stinks. It's battered and deep-fried candy bars, at its most flattering; the dreaded haggis, at its least. Such characterizations, of course, are more cockamamie than cock-a-leekie soup without the prunes.
May 23, 2014
J EANNE CHANG, 37, of West Philadelphia, is chef and co-owner of Lil' Pop Shop, which makes and sells gourmet Popsicles on 44th Street above Spruce in West Philly. A California native and pastry chef who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, she opened the shop in 2012, and soon Food & Wine magazine listed it in "Best Popsicles in the U.S. " Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Lil' Pop Shop? A: I was living in Durham, N.C., and we went to a place called Locopops and it was healthy.
January 24, 2014
SO: January 23 - too soon to call 2014 "the year of the vegan"? Not if you're New York Magazine , which noted last week that "news outlets on both sides of the Atlantic" have already declared it. And who am I to argue? Veganism is seeping into everyday life through so many channels, it's hard to keep track of the milestones. Two buzzed-about veganizations recently seen on Delaware Valley grocery shelves range from a jar of plain mayo to a line of artisan soft gourmet cheeses.
January 10, 2014 |
In 1993, when Max Hansen opened a gourmet market in Buckingham, some customers just didn't get it. They weren't familiar with the concept, and they balked at the prices. But in the 20 years since, appetites have changed. In May, Hansen took over the old Carversville General Store, a long-standing but unambitious mainstay with a post office, and transformed it into the Max Hansen Carversville Grocery. He added a cafe, organic foods, local groceries, prepared foods, and occasional chef's dinners.
November 8, 2013 |
VALERIE A. McCOY was passionate about travel, classical music, theater, gourmet food, family and friends. Her travels took her as far away as Africa. Her love of music took her to the Academy of Music and other venues. Her love of theater took her to Broadway. Her love of gourmet food took her to the best local restaurants and to her kitchen, where she would whip up her own classic dishes. Her love of family and friends endeared her to a wide range of people. In fact, when she died Oct. 30 of complications from pneumonia, there was widespread grief.
August 9, 2013
What to eat : You really can't go wrong with any choice on the "Korean with a twist" menu, which is why Ka'Chi is one of this Truck Stop reviewer's favorite spots in the city. The details: The spicy pulled-pork sliders with pickled cucumbers (two for $7) hit the spot, but Ka'Chi also sells lots of Bulgogi (beef) and soy-ginger chicken tacos (one for $3 or three for $8) and rice bowls ($8), made with red cabbage and vinaigrette slaw. Get a side of cheese fries with house-made kimchi ($4)
July 26, 2013 |
It's difficult to overcook salmon when you prepare it this way: lightly seasoned with a touch of ground ginger, rolled and wrapped in prosciutto. Crusted Salmon With Avocado and Red Onion Salad 2 or 3 servings 4 thin slices prosciutto One piece (8 ounces) skinless center-cut salmon fillet, about an inch thick Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper Dash ground ginger 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil For the salad: 1/2 lime 1/4 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 11/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 cups mixed greens 1/2 ripe avocado 1/2 small red onion 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
July 15, 2013 |
If you and your boo are due for some time away together, you have a number of vacation experiences to choose from. Active itineraries, vineyard exploration, and remote stargazing venues are just a few of the options available. From Sonoma to South Carolina, here are some of my favorites. Sports. If moving and grooving suits your travel style, perhaps it's time to consider a few more golf getaways. Hilton Head Island has a number of such options available, including the numerous courses available at the Sea Pines Resort.