May 10, 2011 |
Everything about the internationally renowned newspaper the Onion, which this spring introduced a Philadelphia edition, says class . Take its motto. Instead of going with the obtuse "all the news that's fit to print" or the self-satisfied "the truth in its proper use," the Onion aims for the sublime with Tu Stultus Es . (Whoa, that's, like, European!) "That's Latin for 'You are stupid,' " says Onion feature editor Joe Garden, who, with Onion writer Chad Nackers, will talk about the ins and outs of the award-winning publication Wednesday at Drexel University.
September 15, 1999 |
There's nothing like an onion to make you feel like an idiot. "Sure, I'll write about how we chop onions," I assured Alicia after several readers asked for our simplest, most painless method. "Not a problem. " Little did I know. "This isn't how I chop onions," Alicia said after reading my first attempt. "I hate to tell you, but I think my way is easier. " Huh? Somehow, even after years of watching her cook, I'd never paid attention to the business of onion-whacking. I had to admit I was confused.
February 25, 2001 |
It's a long, long way from Wisconsin, here on this stretch of West 20th Street, a weird neighborhood of warehouses and car-rental places not far from the on-ramp to the Lincoln Tunnel. The Onion, the nation's premier humorous online newspaper, relocated here last month from Madison - and within weeks had inked a deal with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, giving Miramax Films the right to make movies from Onion articles. There are fans who wonder if success will spoil the Onion.
November 7, 2014
YOU DON'T have to hunt wild mushrooms to enjoy earthy dishes. In Happy Herbivore: Holidays & Gatherings (BenBella Books) Lindsay Nixon has portobellos stand in for beef in a warming dish she pairs with polenta (recipe below) or mashed potatoes. PORTOBELLO POT ROAST 2 cups vegetable broth, divided 1 small onion, sliced thin 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 to 3 carrots, sliced 1 parsnip, sliced (optional) 4 portobello mushrooms, de-stemmed, cut into strips 1 cup water 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme 1 sprig fresh rosemary Vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
June 16, 2016
Makes 4-6 servings 6 ears fresh corn, shucked 1 each red and green medium bell pepper 1 medium jalapeño chile 1 medium red onion, peeled, cut in wedges 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more as needed 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon minced garlic Juice of 2 limes Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1. Prepare a grill to cook on high heat. 2. Brush the corn, bell peppers, jalapeño, and onion with the olive oil. 3. Grill the peppers until charred, 5-8 minutes, then place in a paper bag or resealable plastic bag, and seal.
March 14, 2013
Makes 8 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 5 thyme sprigs 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoons salt 3 cups water 1 cup broccoli florets 3 medium zucchini, cut into small dice 1 can (15.5 ounce) diced tomatoes 2 cups kale, ribs removed, and coarsely chopped Two cubes of chicken bouillon, or more to taste 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans, with liquid Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving 1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
January 7, 2016
Makes 4 servings / enough for 2 batches of socca. 10 medium carrots, cut in half widthwise, and quartered lengthwise 1 large onion plus one small onion Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 1½ to 2 tablespoons red curry paste, dependent on spice tolerance 1 medium lime, juiced 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup black lentils Salt 2 tablespoon cilantro 2 batches socca (see recipe) 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.
September 14, 2011
Norristown-raised actress Maria Bello shares her mother's recipes with her friends. And at age 68, Kathy Bello seems to have embarked on yet another career. She's the author of a self-published cookbook, Aunt Kath's Kitchen: Cooking with Passion and Love for Family and Friends (available through auntkathskitchen.com ) and is 40 recipes in to what could become her next. "My mother has always gathered people, cousins, friends, family, around the table and had conversations.
May 14, 2009
Tidy eaters need not apply to the "smashed onion burger" at Sketch. There are fancier options at this funky Fishtown burger atelier, where owners Megan Roberts and Phyllis Farquhar serve an extensive list of serious dry-rubbed patties with homemade toppings, from a Kobe burger worth its pedigree (best with wasabi sauce) to a house-veggie burger and Dr Pepper-braised pork. But there is something so amazingly primal about the smashed onion burger, I simply can't resist. It involves pressing a fistful of raw onions into one side of the thick, 8-ounce patty, then grilling them hard - until the lacy, caramelized onions leave their heat-charred tattoo on the juicy meat.
December 20, 2012
Makes 10 servings ½ pound unsalted butter 1 white onion, thinly sliced 1 leek, white part only, sliced and washed 1 small head of fennel, sliced thin Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 cup water 3 pounds washed baby spinach (or 3 bunches of green Swiss chard, stemmed, chopped, and washed thoroughly) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1. For the soubise onion puree: Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed sauce pot on low heat. Add the onion, leek, and fennel.