April 22, 2016
Makes 6-8 servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 4 stalks of celery, medium dice 6 carrots, medium dice 4 medium potatoes, medium dice 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 4 6 ounce cans minced clams in their juice 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice 1/4 cup flour 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups whole milk 1. Heat olive oil in...
April 26, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " A few years working in New England gave me a taste of some of the best "chowda" I had ever eaten, both at little corner restaurants, seafood shacks on the Cape, and of course, at the famed Legal Sea Foods in Boston. Everyone had their own version, but the best were smooth and rich soups, stocked with clams, potatoes, a little onion, and a healthy splash of cream. Back in the Philadelphia area, I found it hard to find the same soup, as most restaurant renditions were dense and gloppy, thickened with flour and resonating with a strong flavor of bacon.
July 26, 1991 |
BAD CHOWDER RECALLED Borden Inc. yesterday recalled canned clam chowder distributed in 14 states and Washington, D.C., because chowder in some of the cans was not processed completely. Borden said the batch of Snow's New England Clam Chowder may not be sterile and could cause illness. Borden said it was recalling 15-ounce cans of Snow's New England Clam Chowder that are stamped on top with a "FEB 94" or "MAR 94" date and a second identification code ending in "C. " The cans were distributed in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C. NEW STUDY AFOOT The Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center is seeking volunteers for a study to determine the effectiveness of a new anti-fungal cream for athlete's foot.
May 20, 2016
The truck: Your basic, pristine, Jersey-plated metal trailer, stationed at the same corner since 1989. The deal: Go elsewhere for truffled, cold-pressed, organic what-have-you. This truck's culinary treasures are the couple making your homemade hoagie: Anna and Rafi Barassatian, who arrive every weekday at 5:30 a.m. from their home in Brigantine, N.J. Order: The tuna salad. It's Rafi's specialty, a secret recipe. Have it on a Kaiser, rye or atop iceberg lettuce, which comes with sliced tomato, hard-boiled egg, dressing and a piece of hoagie roll, if you want.
May 20, 2010
"Wine down" with the drink specials indoors and on the patio at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert (10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8221). The new happy hour (5-8 p.m. weekdays) features $6 glasses of red, white and sparkling sangria; and red and white wine. Pitchers of sangria start at $14. There's also a new light bites menu by Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Carroll, a recent finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef. " The Roundtable will hold its 12th annual Taste of the World dinner at the Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator (51st and Spruce streets)
June 7, 1991 |
If you haven't been any farther west on Market Street lately than the Shops at Liberty Place, take a stroll one of these glorious summer days. Pop into the beautiful Mellon Bank Center lobby at 18th and Market, so lavishly garbed with green marble that you'll think you're underwater. Or admire the wee landscaped park on the southeast corner of 19th and Market, where colorful flowers bloom amid shiny skyscrapers and ongoing construction. If seeing the brown-baggers in that small park puts you in the mood for lunch, the Market Street Cafe at 2000 Market St. can oblige.
March 9, 1988 |
If you're looking for exceptional value in seafood, check out The Chowder Pot in Pennsauken, N.J. This spacious restaurant, decorated to the nth degree in a nautical theme, distinguishes itself with an all-you-can-eat salad bar that will make the seafood lover swoon. The standouts: medium (60 to 70 a pound) shrimp, steamed and chilled and served with an excellent cocktail sauce and lemon slices. Also included on the salad bar are the restaurant's namesake soups, two wonderful clam chowders.
March 20, 1992 |
Crabbies, located in the Delaire Plaza on State Road in the east Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia, opened for business about eight months ago. Since then, I had heard basically good things about it. But even though I only live about a five-minute ride away, I'd never been over to try it out. Until, that is, an editor walked over to my desk the other week, plopped a menu in front of me and said, "It's all yours. " That's how I found out, on a recent weeknight, that my friends were not wrong.
September 3, 1999 |
Keeping up with traffic on New Jersey's Route 130 while talking on a cell phone takes concentration. I thought I was handling the chore safely, but one of my passengers was becoming anxious. Before she became yet another distraction, I turned onto serene Cove Street, heading into Merchantville, leaving speeding drivers to vent their rage on others. "What kind of car are you driving?" the voice on the other end of the phone asked. I told him and proceeded forward. "When you get to Centre Street, bear right.