September 16, 2016
The Meat Wagon BBQ truck and its faux-wood-panel design recently caught our eye at the Navy Yard. We had to try some of their "swine dining" for ourselves. This award-winning crew isn't reinventing BBQ, so don't look for any multinational fusion dishes. They're looking to master the basics: meat and smoke. "It's BBQ and it's delicious," they state on their website. 'Nuff said. Story: Meat Wagon started on Nicholas Andersch's Big Green Egg smoker. Andersch, an elevator constructor, kept practicing his BBQ technique, then started entering local competitions - and winning.
August 7, 2016
Scientists led by Mingyang Song at Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed data from two major studies involving more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who consumed protein from red and processed meats had a significantly higher mortality rate than those who got their protein from plants. The analysis of the 32-year Nurses' Health Study, followed by the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study at Harvard University, looked at diets of the participants every four years.
July 21, 2016 |
Makes 2 servings 3 tablespoons cooking oil 4 ounces ground pork 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine (see note) 1 teaspoon sweet fermented sauce 1 teaspoon light soy sauce Salt 7 ounces dried Chinese wheat flour noodles or 11 ounces fresh noodles For the sauce: 3/4 cup chicken stock 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Chinkiang vinegar (see note) 2 to 4 tablespoons chili oil with its sediment, to taste 4 tablespoons finely sliced spring onion greens 5 tablespoons Sichaunese ya cai (or sub Tianjin preserved vegetable, instead, see note)
June 17, 2016
1. Set up the grill with both high- and low-heat areas. That allows you to move food away from flare-ups; sear thicker meats over high heat, then finish them over low heat without burning; and cook different types of foods at once, such as steaks over high heat and asparagus over low heat. 2. For instant flavor, use a spice rub instead of a marinade or brine. You eat all of the seasonings in a rub, but throw most of them away in a marinade or brine. 3. For smoke flavor, add wood chunks or chips to the coolest part of the fire, but skip soaking them in water - wood doesn't absorb much, and the water has to evaporate before the wood starts to smoke.
June 12, 2016 |
A jury on Friday convicted a Sudanese refugee of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a coworker at a Montgomery County meatpacking plant. The jury also found Peter Jok Atem, 34, of Lansdale, guilty of possession of an instrument of crime in the slaying of Danny Vasquez, 25, of Philadelphia, with a 41/2-inch butterfly knife on a frigid day in February 2015. "We're all very grateful," said Jason Vasquez, the victim's brother. Of his brother, who had 3-, 7-, and 10-year-old children, he said that "all he wanted to do was work and provide for his family.
June 11, 2016 |
He was a Sudanese refugee, suffering from post-traumatic stress order, his attorney told the jurors, and he never intended to fatally attack his co-worker. But in its closing argument, the prosecution countered that Peter Jok Atem, 34, "had specific intent" to kill Danny Vasquez, 25, at a Franconia, Montgomery County, meat-packing plant with a 41/2-inch butterfly knife on a frigid day in February 2015. The Montgomery County Court jury in the first-degree murder trial before Judge Gail A. Weilheimer deliberated for less than an hour late Thursday before recessing until Friday morning.
June 9, 2016 |
When police arrived to investigate reports of a stabbing at a Franconia meatpacking plant in February 2015, they simply followed the blood. A crimson trail ran through the plant, out a door, and across the snow into a shed. "The trail was pretty extensive," Montgomery County Detective Ed Schikel said. Schikel was among the first witnesses called as trial opened Tuesday in Norristown for the man they found in that shed, Peter Jok Atem. Prosecutors say Atem, 34, stabbed a co-worker, Danny Vasquez, 25, to death with a 41/2-inch butterfly knife.
June 3, 2016 |
After a journey of 7,000 miles, Joey, Liberty, and Tisha are looking for new homes in South Jersey. The three dogs, all females, were taken in late April from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, as part of a broader effort by the Humane Society International to shut down such farms in that country. They arrived in Camden County about two weeks ago and are available for adoption at the Camden County Animal Shelter in Gloucester Township. The Humane Society delivered 171 Korean dogs to U.S. shelters, including St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., where Joey, a golden retriever; Liberty, a Siberian husky; and Tisha, a Tosa Inu, first traveled.
May 28, 2016 |
Question: I'm getting married soon and am a vegetarian. Our menu has one meat option and one vegetarian option, as well as appetizers (a mixture of meat and veggie), sides, and dessert. My fiancé and I feel this is sufficient. But my parents are paying, and my mother is brought to tears every time we talk about the wedding because she thinks some of her friends will be offended without two meat options for an entree. As a vegetarian, I'm already not thrilled to be serving meat at all, and I've tried to explain that another entree will cost a lot. She insists that she's paying, so it's fine, but we've been through this before with wedding plans.