May 1, 2013 |
HELEN DIVERS fed Mayor Nutter some sumptuous fare over the last few years - macaroni and cheese, chicken wings, meatballs and beans. Of course, the mayor had to share the feast with neighbors who crowded into Helen Divers' compact rowhouse in Southwest Philadelphia on at least two occasions to talk about city finances. Why Helen Divers' house? Because Helen Divers was one of the most active, community-minded, dedicated, passionate civic leaders the city has known. She's done everything in the neighborhood "but plow the back 40," as Inquirer writer Annette John-Hall put it in a report of one of those meetings in 2009.
April 26, 2012 |
Most anything tastes good folded into the richness of macaroni and cheese, but in the mushroom mecca of Kennett Square, where the fungus is as fresh as it gets, there is a special irresistibility to a gooey slice of macaroni whose lily-shaped pasta tubes are studded with roasted maitakes, shiitakes, and oyster mushrooms. Add an indulgent Mornay sauce with good cheddar and gruyère, plus a little spark of Dijon mustard, and it is almost as if Talula's Table fused the macaroni casserole with a particularly sublime cream of mushroom soup, topped, of course, with crunchy garlic bread crumbs.
April 26, 2012 |
For garlic bread crumbs (makes more than needed for recipe): 12-ounce loaf of (sourdough or baguette) day-old bread, sliced. ½ cup garlic oil For mushrooms: 3 cups fresh mixed mushrooms (oysters, maitakes, shiitakes, beech, king oysters) 3 tablespoons olive oil, for roasting mushrooms For macaroni: 5 cups milk ½ large yellow onion, chopped, about 1 cup 2 garlic cloves, smashed with the flat side of a knife, skin left on 4 parsley sprigs 4 fresh oregano or marjoram sprigs 3 fresh thyme sprigs 3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons softened butter (for buttering dish)
March 21, 2012 |
The chicken fryers are cold and the signs are dark at Delilah's, the signature soul-food stands at Reading Terminal Market since 1984 and at 30th Street Station since 1993. The stands are closed, apparently as a result of a bankruptcy case in New Jersey, where founder Delilah Winder lives and bases her business. Winder did not return messages left at her office and on her cell phone Tuesday. Her attorneys indicate in court filings that her rents had been paid through March.
September 24, 2010 |
This week, we talk with KHALIL BROWN, Simon Gratz senior quarterback: "Martin" because he's funny and a good actor. Who is your favorite music artist? Usher I play baseball. I like hitting the ball and watching the other team have to run after it. My mom is my role model because she really took care of me and my brothers and sisters. I like Deion Sanders, because he used to talk a lot of trash, but he could also back it up on the field. Macaroni and cheese.
November 26, 2007 |
Emonie, 9, and her sister Toney, 8, are beautiful, intelligent and personable. Although they sometimes argue, they are very close and enjoy the time they spend together. They share many of the same interests, including listening to R & B and rap music, playing with dolls, and going to the movies. They also like to write and draw. Macaroni and cheese, chicken and pizza are their favorite foods. Emonie has reached the age where she is becoming more aware of her appearance and she delights in playing dress-up and polishing her nails.
November 16, 2006 |
Geoff Platt scored twice and Jarislov Balastik added two assists for the Syracuse Crunch in a 5-2 AHL win over the Phantoms yesterday at the Wachovia Spectrum. More than 6,000 students in the crowd of 7,433 for the annual School Day Game watched Syracuse end the Phantoms' win streak at four games. The Crunch snapped a five-game losing streak after taking a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes on goals by Mark Hartigan, Ryan Caldwell and Platt. That ended the day for the Phantoms' Martin Houle, who was replaced in goal by Scott Munroe.
February 14, 2000 |
Children learn to overeat at a very young age, long before they're old enough to go to the 7-Eleven and buy a super-sized soda and chips. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that 3 1/2-year-olds stop eating when they are full, while 5-year-olds tend to eat whatever is presented to them, regardless of whether they are still hungry. "In this short period of time, kids switch from listening to their internal bodily cues for hunger to listening to environmental cues such as portion size," said Barbara J. Rolls, a professor of nutrition.
March 17, 1999 |
In our search for truly comforting mac and cheese, the one worth-the-effort recipe that can hold its own against the conven-ience/cost/satisfaction standard set by Kraft's, we zeroed in on what the food mags and publishing industry are touting. And the winner is? For absolute fuzzy-slipper comfort, Patti LaBelle's five-cheese extravaganza. But Martha Stewart's creamy uptown version, calling for Gruyere and white cheddar, came in a surprising second. The Blue Ribbon country version relies on milk and American cheese and won kid semi-approval.