July 6, 2011 |
THEY may scream for ice cream in Paducah, Peoria and Pittsburgh, but here in the City of Quakers and its environs, water ice satisfies that summertime craving for something sweet and cold. As 17-year-old South Philly resident Brooke White insisted so simply yet eloquently during a recent visit to John's Water Ice, at 7th and Christian Streets, the frozen concoction is "the best thing in the world. " While that assessment is surely open to debate, there's no denying water ice is as much a part of our region's culinary DNA as hoagies and cheesesteaks, despite it not having received the same level of publicity those two edible icons have.
January 27, 2011
_ Two cooks in the kitchen will be just right Wednesday, as award-winning culinary writer Jessica Harris collaborates with Geechee Girl Rice Café (6825 Germantown Ave., 215-843-8113) chef/owner Valerie Erwin on a four-course BYOB dinner that will include Senegalese Chicken Yassa and Harris' Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. $55, including tax and tip. Reservations are required. Harris is in town to speak about her latest book, "High on the Hog: A culinary journey from Africa to America," at the Central Library (1901 Vine St., 215-567-4341)
May 16, 2010
1. Jack Osbourne , The Osbournes 2. Kelly Osbourne , The Osbournes 3. Kim Kardashian , Keeping Up With the Kardashians 4. Kourtney Kardashian , Keeping Up With the Kardashians 5. Paris Hilton , The Simple Life 6. Heidi Klum , Project Runway 7. Tim Gunn , Project Runway 8. Jillian Michaels , The Biggest Loser 9. Danny Bonaduce , Breaking Bonaduce ...
October 14, 2011 |
AS AIRY as meringue and as sweet as a chocolate confection, the British foodie comedy "Toast" certainly goes down easily. Based on a memoir by English food writer Nigel Slater, this slight but whimsically enjoyable film charts his coming-of-age as a food enthusiast and gay youth, both of which were pretty difficult in mid-'60s Britain. Oscar Kennedy plays the preteen Nigel, a precocious kid with an interest in cooking even though his mother's idea of dinner is canned vegetables and toast.
October 8, 2009
Craig LaBan: Jose's ever-growing and multi-belled restaurant empire (Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Chifa, Village Whiskey) is a chat-room's favorite. But this visit is timely, because Sunday was the debut episode of his quest to become the Food Network's Next Iron Chef . Garces handily won the first challenge, to create a comfort food starter, with an Ecuadorian stew of annatto chicken broth and queso fresco. Things got scary in the next round with the some frightening ingredients ranging from duck tongues to unlaid chicken eggs.
March 8, 2014 |
In interviews leading up to the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show, Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society since 2010, told The Inquirer several times about his desire to "elevate the tone" of the show, which his organization produces. With "ARTiculture," the 2014 show that runs through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, he did. And so, this year's roundup of hits and misses will be surprisingly short on misses. It seems PHS got most stuff right this year.
July 1, 2010 |
Great 30th birthday gift for an ambitious TV anchor: Rise from Market No. 17 to 4. CBS3 has hired Erika von Tiehl , turning 30 Wednesday, from CBS's Miami stations to fill the morning seat next to Ukee Washington . ( Liz Keptner's old job.) Von Tiehl, a Pasadena, Calif., native, told me that she started seven years ago, fresh out of Loyola Marymount, working out of a "single-wide trailer next to a cow pasture" in Eureka, Calif. (TV market No. 195). Two years later, she was in Buffalo (No. 52)
August 7, 1999 |
They're treasures amid the trash - great television shows smack in the middle of that vast programming wasteland called summer. Impossible, you say? Think again. Before you channel-surf, give a look at these shows: "Nightline in Primetime," ABC, 10 p.m. Thursdays. This is "Nightline" with a twist. Host Ted Koppel turns to inventive correspondent Robert Krulwich to present a series of prime-time programs exploring how man and technology interact. And don't expect your typical "Nightline.
February 1, 2011 |
Penn Station in New York City became a gigantic ad for Philadelphia last weekend as the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. installed 225 "With Love, Philadelphia" ads, even wrapping station steps. A GPTMC rep said Philly was the first U.S. destination ever to "dominate" the Manhattan transit hub. The rep said it cost upward of $325,000 for the ads, which will be exposed to six million station users through February. The GPTMC is in the midst of a $1.2 million winter publicity blitz.