November 1, 2013 |
And for the next big act debuting soon on the Avenue of the Arts: Dinner in 16 one-bite acts? "The stage is set for Iron Chef Jose Garces," touts a blue banner draped across the Spruce Street flank of the Kimmel Center, where the marquee restaurant called Volvér is under construction for an opening by the end of the year. That the Kimmel Center is trying again to house a serious restaurant is only part of the story. The first attempt 11 years ago failed miserably with Cadence - the second-floor venue doomed by high prices, inconsistent cooking, and even more sporadic hours.
May 16, 2010 |
Every father has to share his daughter someday. It just happened a lot sooner than I expected when my 11-year-old, Alice, recently informed me that I was no longer the sole person responsible for her budding interest in a culinary career. After toting her along on hundreds of restaurant reviews since the time I could tuck her under the table in a car seat, I wondered who the other scoundrel could be. But as I watched the flicker of fanciful cakes from the TV screen twirling in her smitten brown eyes, I knew.
April 5, 2007 |
Burgers with a Greek twist - a mix of lamb, kalamata olives and feta cheese with garlic sauce - make for a quick meal with incredible flavor. The recipe is from Cat Cora's Cooking from the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals (Houghton Mifflin, $39.95). Cora, the Food Network's first female Iron Chef and executive chef of Bon Appetit magazine, uses bread crumbs (she favors panko, a Japanese flaked type) to help keep burgers and meat loaves moist and tender. Greek Lamb and Olive Burgers With Garlic Sauce (Makes 4 servings)
March 29, 2012 |
I recently lunched at Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's restaurant, Tudor House Miami. I was won over by his pea soup with lime marshmallows. This recreation, sans marshmallows. puts lime juice in the soup. Creamy Pea Soup with Roasted Garlic and Lime Makes 8 servings 3 large yellow onions, chopped 2 heads garlic Olive oil 1 pound frozen peas 1 quart chicken broth 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper slices 8-ounce container creme fraiche 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice Salt and ground black pepper 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
March 1, 2012
Philly restaurants worth visiting, local chefs worth following - based on TV worth watching. 1. "Iron Chef" Jose Garces Philly's most televised chef won't be slowing down any time soon. But you can, at J.G. Domestic, his laid-back American joint in Cira Centre. 2929 Arch St., 215-222-2363, www.jgdomestic.com . 2. Good Dog Bar Locals love the cheese-stuffed burger. Guy Fieri of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" goes for the duck pot pie. 224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600, www.gooddogbar.com . 3. Kevin Sbraga "Top Chef" season 7 winner wins again with his months-old rustic-chic bistro.
July 19, 2000 |
Hey, Bobby Flay, weren't you on Iron Chef last week? Television's heartthrob griller was trying to focus his attention on cooking duck breasts at last week's Fancy Food show in New York, hoping to push his "Private Harvest" product line rather than dwell on his ill-fated tangle with the Iron Chef. But the bright lights that illuminated his booth at the Jacob Javits Convention Center made him a hard target to miss. "So, Bobby, how did Iron Chef go?" "We lost," he said finally, looking up from the sizzling duck, unshaven and annoyed.
May 25, 2001 |
Tacky, tacky, tacky. New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is doing everything in his power to maintain his present living arrangement - very estranged wife Donna Hanover in the bedroom, Giuliani in a guest room, and his "good friend" Judith Nathan slinking around in the hallways, trying to avoid Hanover. Earlier this week, the New York Supreme Court put the kibosh on that setup, banning Nathan from Gracie Mansion, and ordering her to keep away from Giuliani's children, Andrew, 15, and Caroline, 11. But yesterday, Giuliani filed an appeal seeking a stay of that order.
April 24, 2012 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Lined up in clean chef's whites and paper toques, five teams competing Monday in Atlantic Cape Community College's Academy of Culinary Arts annual Student Iron Chef Competition — the school's version of the popular television show — were nearly breathless waiting to find out the secret ingredient. Would it be clams? Squid? Or scup, the decidedly unglamorous bottom-dwelling fish species known around here as porgie? Porgie it was. And by the end of the six-hour exercise — in which the teams of five students each were judged on communication, presentation, and other skills — about 20 dishes had emerged from the kitchens, all featuring the firm, mild-flavored white fish.
September 12, 2010 |
Thirteen letters for "record-breaking crossword-puzzle builder"? That would be Bernice Gordon . At 96, the Center City resident is the oldest person to create a crossword puzzle for the New York Times, according to editor Will Shortz . (She was oldest last year, too, when she submitted one.) "I had a very fine education and a good vocabulary," the Penn grad, whose first NYT entry appeared in 1952, told me. "I was babysitting two little children and decided to make some money on the side.
July 10, 2013 |
CALL THEM Pennsylvania's first couple? South Philly's own Amber Rose has tied the knot with Pittsburgh-born and -bred rapper Wiz Khalifa . In an interview with the Daily News ' Jenice Armstrong , Rose, who formerly dated Kanye West , referred to Khalifa as her soul mate. Khalifa and Rose already have a child together, Sebastian "The Bash" Taylor Thomaz , born in February. The couple kept the nuptials quiet until yesterday, when Khalifa tweeted, "Me and Amber got married today.