July 3, 1988 |
There will be fireworks, and there will be parades, but most of all, there will be food - and lots of it - when families and friends get together this weekend to celebrate Independence Day. It's the sort of weekend that leaves mile-wide smiles on the faces of supermarket operators and other food suppliers. "It's the biggest of the summer holidays," said John Piccione, manager at Roy Tweedy's Old Fashion Butcher in Ridley Township. Piccione said that he would move more chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs out of his shop than on any other weekend of the year.
November 28, 1990 |
Experimental cooks are quick to discover that ground lamb has its own personality, suggesting a whole new world of seasonings apart from the ketchup or steak sauce that generally garnishes beefburgers. Like beef, ground lamb patties are best served rare. LAMB 'QUARTER POUNDERS' 1 pound lean ground lamb 4 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or mint) leaves Generous pinch each: ground cinnamon and nutmeg Garlic salt and coarse black pepper, to taste Divide lamb into quarters; shape each into a round patty.
June 19, 1991 |
What do heroin, cocaine, crack and hamburger patties have in common? They were all hauled in during a evening's work by Philadelphia narcotics officers yesterday - the drugs at the Richard Allen Homes public housing development in North Philadelphia, and the burgers from a suspect on the street as the drug-raid officers headed to their office. According to Narcotics Division Sgt. Michael Mander, police raided an apartment in the 1000 block of Brown Street about 5 p.m. Inside they found 280 packets of heroin, 700 bags of cocaine and 263 vials of crack, Mander said.
January 7, 1987 |
If you're bored with beef, try "otherburgers. " What are otherburgers? Burgers made with other ground meat: lamb, veal or pork, for example. Or no meat at all. How about tunaburgers or turkeyburgers for a change. While ketchup is traditional on a beefburger, otherburgers call for other toppings and seasonings, more in keeping with their flavor. Fresh tomato or cucumber slices go great on tunaburgers. On turkeyburgers, too. Turkey also takes to fragrant herbs. Lamb and vealburgers are best seasoned with lemon, herbs or spices.
November 13, 2011 |
My golden retriever and I are eating food that looks exactly alike. And for almost the same reason. This can't be good. But it's delicious. You may remember that last summer, I tried to lower my cholesterol the natural way, without drugs. That meant I had to lose weight, which was when I discovered that my problem is portion control. In that I have none. Please tell me I'm not alone. I can't be, because I've noticed that more and more food marketing is targeted at people like me, in that pretzels, cookies, and chips now come in 100-calorie packs.
January 15, 2004 |
It wasn't so long ago that ground turkey was hard to find. Now it's available in many forms - bulk, logs and patties - in almost every supermarket. You also have a choice of ground turkey breast or thigh meat. Why does it matter what part of the bird the ground meat comes from? There are two big issues: fat and flavor. Ounce for ounce, ground turkey breast has less than half the fat of turkey thigh meat. If you're scrupulous about trimming fat from your diet, breast meat is the way to go. A small turkey breast patty has about 1 1/2 grams of fat, and you can't do much better than that on a low-fat diet.
January 1, 1989 |
New labeling and processing rules to ensure that certain kinds of meat patties, including precooked hamburgers, are safe to eat are being considered by the Agriculture Department. Lester M. Crawford, administrator of the department's food safety and inspection service, said there had been increasing evidence over the last several years that disease organisms survived in products that many consumers erroneously believed were fully cooked when bought. The proposal would affect fully cooked, partially cooked and "char- marked" ground meat patties.
November 1, 1994 |
Maybe the question now is "What's the beef?" City Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Bennett Levin yesterday took Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers off the hook for a $96,000 fine, but refused to apologize for citing them last week for allegedly short-weighting their quarter-pound hamburger patties. "I don't believe there was any criminal intent," Levin said. "But the process by which they package and deliver their patties will have to change. " Levin added that L&I found "no intent to deceive customers," and that it responded to the city citations in a responsible manner.
December 20, 1993 |
Harry T. Triolo, 68, who helped develop the wholesale distribution of portion-controlled meats for local delis and taverns, died Friday of heart failure at Presbyterian Medical Center. He lived in South Philadelphia. Mr. Triolo and three brothers started the Triolo Brothers Grocery, 16th and Morris Streets, shortly after World War II. A few years later, they opened a pork slaughterhouse, first at Front Street and later in Wrightstown, N.J. In the late 1950s, Mr. Triolo branched out and started Trio Meats at South Bancroft Street, a wholesale distributor of sandwich steaks, hamburger patties and other portion-controlled meats.
February 21, 1996 |
The challenge: making meatless meals during Lent. One helpful resource: "Lean Italian Meatless Meals" by Anne Casale (Fawcett Columbine, $18.50). This sequel to Casale's "Lean Italian Cooking" contains 130 recipes that tend toward low-fat, high-fiber, low-sodium and low-cholesterol. The ingredients are familiar and easily found in the supermarket; the preparations are not at all difficult. If someone in your house won't eat fish and you can't bear the sight of another pizza, try Casale's Veggie Burgers, which are easily made if you have a food processor.