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May 10, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 15, 1999 | by Beverly Mills, with Alicia Ross, For the Daily News
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.
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February 25, 2001 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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December 19, 2014 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
The fifth graders from Russell Byers Charter School had learned plenty of kitchen skills since we started our cooking classes back in October. Now, it was time to put them to the test: cooking dinner for their families, a group of about 20. Glazed salmon was the students' first choice, but in our mission to teach healthy and affordable cooking, here was another lesson: When feeding a crowd, don't choose an expensive protein. "Salmon is too pricey," I said. Pasta with tomato sauce and turkey sausage was the next best choice for our final class in the kitchen at the Free Library of Philadephia.
FOOD
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.
FOOD
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.
NEWS
May 31, 2012
4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter 1 large white onion, sliced thin 5 garlic cloves, chopped 1 jalapeño, including seeds, chopped 3 bottles Yuengling lager 6 cups canned whole tomatoes in their juice 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes 1/2 cup diced onion Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste     1. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño, and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables become tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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April 5, 2007 | By Marilynn Marter INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
Burgers with a Greek twist - a mix of lamb, kalamata olives and feta cheese with garlic sauce - make for a quick meal with incredible flavor. The recipe is from Cat Cora's Cooking from the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals (Houghton Mifflin, $39.95). Cora, the Food Network's first female Iron Chef and executive chef of Bon Appetit magazine, uses bread crumbs (she favors panko, a Japanese flaked type) to help keep burgers and meat loaves moist and tender. Greek Lamb and Olive Burgers With Garlic Sauce (Makes 4 servings)
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April 17, 2015
MARK BITTMAN'S SHRIMP AND TOMATO PAELLA Note: If you don't want to splurge on saffron, omit it, or add a teaspoon or two of turmeric to the broth for golden-colored rice. 3 1/2 cups shrimp or vegetable stock or water, plus more if needed Pinch of saffron 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion Salt and pepper 1 pound peeled shrimp 3 large ripe tomatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds 2 cups short-grain white rice, preferably paella or Arborio Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish Heat oven to 450 degrees.
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April 17, 2015
MARK BITTMAN'S SHRIMP AND TOMATO PAELLA Note: If you don't want to splurge on saffron, omit it, or add a teaspoon or two of turmeric to the broth for golden-colored rice. 3 1/2 cups shrimp or vegetable stock or water, plus more if needed Pinch of saffron 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion Salt and pepper 1 pound peeled shrimp 3 large ripe tomatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds 2 cups short-grain white rice, preferably paella or Arborio Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish Heat oven to 450 degrees.
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April 17, 2015 | BY SHARYN JACKSON, Tribune News Service
SLAVES to the recipe, listen up. If you think everything has to be perfect, that instructions must be followed to a T, that any deviation might result in total tasteless disaster, a more easygoing approach could do you good. You'll find one in Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Fast . The New York Times food columnist and author of several doorstops full of recipes in the How to Cook Everything series has made ease one of his signature ingredients. In his new book, he's taken that approach a step further by rewriting the recipe for people who use recipes as a crutch.
FOOD
April 17, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
The most rewarding part of teaching kids to cook is watching them progress. They not only build very practical skills in the kitchen - learning how to hold a knife, chop onions, peel carrots, sauté and roast - they also learn to keep an open mind. They learn to be willing to try something new. And they are often surprised at how much they enjoy things they never thought they would. Two weeks ago, when we were making honey mustard chicken wings with eighth graders at Roberto Clemente Middle School, Emily Gonzalez lamented: "I don't like mustard, can I have mine plain?"
NEWS
March 13, 2015
HOMEMADE FIRE CIDER RECIPE 1/2 cup peeled, shredded/diced ginger root 1/2 cup peeled, shredded/diced horseradish root 1/2 cup peeled, diced turmeric OR 1/4 cup additional ginger and 1/4 cup additional horseradish 1/2 cup white onion, chopped 1/4 cup minced or crushed garlic 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped Zest and juice from 2 lemons Raw apple cider vinegar Raw, organic honey to taste Put ginger, horseradish, turmeric,...
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December 19, 2014 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
The fifth graders from Russell Byers Charter School had learned plenty of kitchen skills since we started our cooking classes back in October. Now, it was time to put them to the test: cooking dinner for their families, a group of about 20. Glazed salmon was the students' first choice, but in our mission to teach healthy and affordable cooking, here was another lesson: When feeding a crowd, don't choose an expensive protein. "Salmon is too pricey," I said. Pasta with tomato sauce and turkey sausage was the next best choice for our final class in the kitchen at the Free Library of Philadephia.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
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May 13, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
IT'S ALWAYS FUN to go to The Onion and read what we wish we could say. How many of you wish you could see this? Three days after the massive bulletin board of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects fell and pinned him to the floor of his basement, sources confirmed . . . that an injured, severely dehydrated Mel Kiper Jr. remains trapped underneath his Big Board. "Help! Somebody, please help me! I'm stuck!" the longtime ESPN analyst reportedly said, weakened from subsisting on small 3-by-5-inch index cards containing names of promising outside linebackers.
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April 18, 2014 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
It's not enough to get kids to just fork down their vegetables. I want them to embrace carrots and onions and peas, to get excited about green beans and sweet potatoes and beets. So my plan for the fourth cooking class at Henry Lawton Elementary School was to take familiar vegetables and prepare them in an unfamiliar way. I chose a soup made with onion, carrots, and sweet potatoes to demonstrate how different vegetables can feel in your mouth when made a certain way, in this case, all blended together; and how different they can taste when seasoned with spices, in this case curry and paprika.
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April 25, 2013 | By Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post
Add this recipe from Jennifer Perillo's new cookbook to your list of things to do with leftover rotisserie or roast chicken.   Cilantro Chicken Patties   Makes six 3-inch patties About 61/2 ounces boned, skinned roast chicken 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves 1 small yellow onion About 1/2 cup canola oil, for frying 1 large egg 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin ...
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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.
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