June 30, 2011 |
Police officers arrived at John's Water Ice in South Philadelphia about 4:30 p.m. Thursday and informed owner Anthony Cardullo that President Obama was coming in 10 minutes. And 10 minutes later, after the building was inspected by the Secret Service, the motorcade arrived. Cardullo, 33, estimates that Obama was traveling with 200 people. "It was shocking," he said. "That many move that quick, move into position, and get out that quick. " How quick? About five minutes.
March 20, 1991 |
Three virtues of chicken breasts: They can be prepared quickly, they are compatible with numerous flavor combinations and, when skinless, they are virtually fat-free. Because chicken marries so well with most ingredients, it can be prepared several times a week and yield distinctly different dishes. Varying the foods that accompany chicken also can help set each meal apart. For a quick dinner with Middle Eastern overtones, chicken in a lemon-caper sauce can be prepared in about 20 minutes.
December 29, 2011
These nectarous, Brooklyn-made syrups have all the attributes one could hope for: made by hand, in small batches, with only organic, fair-trade ingredients. And delicious. The flavors, such as lavender-lemon and cardamom-clove, can punch up anything from cocktails to coffee to cookies. - Ashley Primis Royal Rose Simple Syrup, $12, at Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St., 215-922-2600, artintheage.com .
November 23, 2011
Makes 4 sandwiches For aioli: 2 egg yolks 1 chipotle pepper, soaked in 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon honey For fig dressing: 4 figs 1 teaspoon minced shallot 2 cups white balsamic vinegar 1 cup olive oil Juice from half a lemon...
July 24, 2002 |
There's an old trick restaurant chefs use when they share a recipe. They leave out one important ingredient. This omission ensures that the chef's dish can't be exactly duplicated - and that anyone who follows the recipe still comes back to the restaurant for the original version. But Valerie Blum, owner of Cafe Lutecia, isn't afraid to reveal the secret ingredient that makes her toasted sandwiches so tasty. After 12 years owning the little corner cafe at 23rd and Lombard streets, Blum (pronounced "Bloom")
August 23, 2007
Vintage veggie Little lemon cucumbers are making a comeback. The pale yellow cukes - in season now - are juicy and sweet, with succulent white flesh. They have a bigger seed cavity than traditional cucumbers. And no, they don't taste at all like lemons. Pictured here are lemon cukes from Weavers Way Co-op grown from seeds dating back to 1890. Lemon cucumbers, 95 cents a pound at the Fair Food Farm Stand at Reading Terminal Market or area farmer's markets. - Dianna Marder Sweet salsa Don't be confused by the label "jam.
July 26, 1992 |
Several days ago an assistant at my cooking school came to work excited about a forthcoming party. Some friends had moved into a new house and had asked a group over for dinner, and the guests had decided to bring the appetizers and desserts as housewarming gifts. My assistant asked if I would help her create a special appetizer. She had only one requirement, which was that the dish be made with Brie, a favorite cheese of the hosts. Immediately I thought of Baked Brie Stuffed With Asparagus and Pistachios.
January 1, 1992 |
Several years ago, my husband and I decided to forgo large New Year's Day celebrations in favor of small dinners shared with close friends. Now, this event has become a tradition for us. The format remains the same every year. The dinner is always at our house, and I am responsible for preparing the appetizers and the entrees. Our friends bring side dishes, salad and dessert. Since everyone shares in the cooking, we can each spend a little extra time on our individual dishes.
April 24, 2013 |
The Philadelphia region supports film festivals targeted to virtually every fan base and demographic, from gays and lesbians to Asian Americans and African Americans to horror geeks. Except, that is, for the region's growing Latino community. It's an oversight that local cineastes David Acosta and Beatriz Vieira are trying to remedy. "It has been such a void in the city and the region," said Vieira, vice president for philanthropic services at the Philadelphia Foundation. "And there is such a breadth of film and video work coming from Latin America and the Latin community in the United States.
July 2, 1999 |
Q: Mosquitoes! We live near a creek, and assume the water is attracting these pests of the summer night. Are there any plants we could use to cut down on their numbers? - Andrea (via e-mail) A: First, get your pronunciation right - that's "crik," not "creek"! ("Creek" is what your shed door does.) And yes, there ARE plants that really CAN repel mosquitoes - but not the way you're probably thinking. Allow me to 'splain, Lucy, as I list 71/2 chemical-free ways to keep the skeeters from doing a Bela Lugosi all over your summertime tan . . . 1: Grow lemon balm.