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June 28, 2012
8 to 10 shiitake mushrooms 2 tablespoons sesame oil ¼ cup Banyuls vinegar (balsamic or sherry can substitute) ¼ cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon togarashi pepper     1. Julienne the shiitake mushrooms, and heat the oil in a medium sauté pan over a medium flame. 2. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally (while keeping an eye on the flame to prevent them from browning) until they have lost some of their moisture and begin to feel spongy, 7 to 10 minutes.
NEWS
June 14, 2012
4 cups chopped rhubarb 3 cups sugar 2 generous fronds of rosemary 2 lemons, zested and juiced   1. In a large, non-reactive pot, combine the rhubarb, sugar, rosemary and lemon juice. 2. Stir so that the sugar coats everything evenly and let it sit for 30-45 minutes, until it looks juicy. Place pot on the heat and bring to a bubble. Cook until the rhubarb has broken down (7-10 minutes). 3. Let the jam boil for 2 minutes and remove the pot from heat (with a batch this size, it is easy to overcook the jam)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1999 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
Now that noodling - the improvisational art of "the jam" - has become respectable, it's time to celebrate those locals who have devoted themselves to furthering the jam-band cause with electronic ellipsis, techno-terrorism, humor and hubris: The Disco Biscuits. Deadheads and rave kids alike all groove deeply to CDs such as Uncivilized Area (Hydrophonic) and Encephalous Crime (Diamond Riggs) and CD bootlegs (band-approved) of the group's slowly stewing, improvisational prowess onstage.
NEWS
December 16, 1990 | By Brigette ReDavid, Special to The Inquirer
There is a wealth of musical talent on the Main Line, according to percussionist John Breslin. And Breslin believes he has found a way to tap some of that talent through his performances at The Main Lion, which allow members of the audience to play with the band. Since September, the John Breslin Jazz Band has been performing on Sundays from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Main Lion on Lancaster Avenue in Strafford. Its repertoire incorporates standard jazz tunes and some improvisational work - the stuff that makes jazz so unpredictably rich.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | By Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
A collision of two tractor-trailers on I-95 in South Philadelphia that left one man dead and at least one other injured, and a five-alarm fire on nearby Delaware Avenue, caused monumental morning rush hour traffic jams today. The trucks crashed in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Tasker Street at 2:54 a.m., police said, when one of the rigs hit an overhead sign. Its driver was found dead inside. His name was not released. The driver of the other truck, Edward Coslin, 33, of National Park, N.J., was taken to Methodist Hospital, where his injuries and condition were not immediately known.
NEWS
July 2, 1993 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer
Market Street was all swiveling hips and snapping fingers last night during a rockin', rollin' block party. The four-block jam was the highlight of Day 7 of the Welcome America! celebration, an 11-day orgy of parties and special events to commemorate the opening of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Fourth of July. It was curb-to-curb people as thousands turned out for the festivities along Market Street, between 9th and 13th streets. Jugglers and an Uncle Sam on stilts moved through the crowds.
NEWS
April 27, 1991
Forty-one million cases of the stuff produces more than fruit cup and jam. Chilean fruit is key to the survival of Philadelphia's port. To protect that market, six Harrisburg heavyweights head off tomorrow on a 20,000-mile round-trip to the edge of South America. Their spokesman, Bill McLaughlin, says "it's not a trade mission. It's to reassure Chile we love them. " Somehow, the $40,000 cost - for plane tickets, hotels and meals - seems outrageous at a time when those legislative leaders are fighting to avoid bankruptcy for the city and close a $2 billion state budget gap. An argument might be made that healthy discussion about how to solve city and state problems will also take place among the bipartisan delegation leaders on the trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1990 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're not a beach bunny, here's an alternative for landlubbing it on Labor Day weekend: the Penn's Landing Jazz Festival, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Top national acts will join local musicians for the four-day jam on the waterfront. Here's the musical rundown: Aug. 31: Chris Connor, 8 p.m. Sept. 1: Posmontier Brothers (4 p.m.), Special EFX (8 p.m.). Sept. 2: Shirley Scott Trio (5 p.m.), Harper Brothers (8 p.m.). Sept. 3: Reverie (3 p.m.), Sumi Tonooka (5 p.m.)
NEWS
December 31, 2007 | By Sam Adams FOR THE INQUIRER
The Word's music draws on the sounds of Southern worship, but the band itself worships at the altar of jam. Stretching two sets over more than three hours, the five-piece group touched on a handful of gospel classics, but its sound has more to do with the Allman Brothers than Sister Rosetta Tharpe. When the Word's other members picked Robert Randolph to play pedal steel on their self-titled 2000 album, he was virtually unknown outside the devotional circuit. Seven years later, he is arguably its marquee player, acknowledged as a contemporary master of his chosen instrument.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1999 | By Jonathan Valania, FOR THE INQUIRER
Neo-hippie groove meisters Rusted Root are a lot like the Teletubbies: soft and sappy, and college students find them trippy. Like the Tubbies, the band has a worldview that is nothing short of warm, fuzzy humanism, and it puts its money where its mouth is, staging a food drive at each tour stop and donating to local charities a dollar from each ticket sold. So, beating up on Rusted Root is a bit like saying Tinky Winky isn't manly enough. The hard-working Pittsburgh group's music is a bland stew of post-Grateful Dead jam gymnastics, Afro-pop tribal beats, and vaguely mysterious Eastern modal chords.
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NEWS
September 6, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
India Baker, who traveled to Philadelphia from Los Angeles with her friend Brittany Smith was so stoked by superstar DJ Khaled's turn on stage that she jumped over a barricade at Made in America, got up on a wooden box and danced her heart out until a security guard commanded her to get down and fireman-carried her back to earth. "I jumped up there so I could see over all these crazy people," Baker said, still wiggling in time to the beat. "I'm 5-foot-10. I got long legs. " Looking around at the joyful throng, she said, "This is a euphoria of people!
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
WHAT IT IS - Tomato jam is one of those new old things that once was a condiment staple on the dining tables of American vegetable farmers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Perhaps they came up with the idea near summer's end - when tomatoes were often in overabundance and farm families grew tired of canning whole tomatoes in jars, and they didn't need another bottle of ketchup on their shelf to make it through winter. So they took tomatoes, added an equal amount of sugar, stewed the mixture for hours, and then jarred it in the manner of making strawberry preserves.
NEWS
September 2, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Budweiser Made in America, the Jay Z-curated festival, will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Festivalgoers will shell out hundreds to see artists like Rihanna and Chance the Rapper. But as we hype the national acts, let's also show some love for the local artists who have created great music this summer. Here is a list of 12 songs by local R&B and hip-hop artists that caught my attention. Tierra Whack' s "Child Please"  This track inspired this playlist because it's so good, I wanted more people to hear it and know it came from Philly.
NEWS
July 26, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Steve Bohnel, and Vibha Kannan, STAFF WRITERS
Thousands of environmental activists and Bernie Sanders loyalists jammed the sweltering streets of Center City in separate marches Sunday on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Both demonstrations were peaceful amid a huge police and fire department presence, with throngs refreshing at cooling stations and sprinklers spraying mists of water from fire hydrants. At one point, protesters thanked and waved to police and fire personnel. Sanders crowds, already angry over WikiLeaks' posting of 19,000 DNC emails that suggest Democratic officials favored Hillary Clinton over Sanders during the nominating contests, erupted in joy upon hearing that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz would step down after the convention . Sanders had called for her resignation hours earlier.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
As an owner of The Bacon Jams, Michael Oraschewsky insisted there was nothing significant about his decision to order a vegetarian entree during our recent lunch interview. Yet on that late June afternoon in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood, Oraschewsky revealed that his spreadable-bacon company plans to drop the word bacon from its product name. Also vanishing from the label is the sunglasses-wearin', guitar-strummin', electric-pink pig. A new subdued look is on the menu for a fourth- quarter debut: TBJ Gourmet , thick black letters say. Discreetly tucked in the white space between the "T" and "B" are the tiny face, front legs, and curly tail of a pig, its snout a soft pink.
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
When Jeanmar Gomez trotted Tuesday night from the bullpen to the Citizens Bank Park mound, the most difficult of save situations awaited him. The Cubs, winners of 40 of their first 56 games, loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth inning. The heart of Chicago's lineup was due up. Gomez not only had to preserve a two-run lead, he had to record six outs to seal a 3-2 Phillies win. Pete Mackanin handed Gomez the ball. The Phillies manager retreated to the dugout and noticed a difference in the tranquil Venezuelan closer.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Pearl Jam's opening show in a two-night stint turned into a family affair Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center, with lead singer Eddie Vedder serenading a young couple who'd gotten married there, as well as a young boy with autism, and a 13-year-old celebrating his birthday - at his first Pearl Jam concert. The set list started with walk-on music "Master/Slave" as the grunge-rock super-band took the stage at 8:38 p.m. before a nearly sold-out crowd. The band was slated to return to the Wells Fargo on Friday night.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
A tractor-trailer burst into flames along the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday morning after crashing near an empty toll plaza at the Old Delaware River Bridge Interchange in Bucks County, creating a mammoth traffic jam that persisted into the afternoon. No injuries were reported. Authorities said the truck hit a traffic attenuator or 'shock absorber' positioned in front of the Bristol toll plaza around 9:15 a.m. The impact caused the truck - which was carrying electrical supplies but nothing hazardous - to catch fire, officials said.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | Brion Shreffler, For The Inquirer
Not everyone plans on ending up in a two-piece band. The story frequently goes the way it did for Philly/Chicago band Peter & Craig (Peter Helmis of Philly's Dogs on Acid and Craig Woods of Chicago's Hot Bagels and Pink Eyes): One member drops out, or you and somebody else are the only ones left standing after several bands fall apart. "We still wanted to play music together, and were just, like, find somebody else to play with or just make it about the two of us," Helmis said. "It's all about economics - we jam econo, like the Minutemen said.
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