January 17, 1993 |
Cold weather gives us all insatiable appetites. These robust pork chops do the trick, yet are browned in only a small amount of oil. They're simmered with onions, dried apricots, prunes, chicken stock and red wine. PORK CHOPS WITH APRICOTS AND PRUNES 8 center-cut lean pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick (total weight 3 pounds), trimmed of all excess fat Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup flour 6 tablespoons oil 2 large onions, sliced 5 cups chicken stock 1 1/2 cups dry red wine 16 pitted small prunes ( 3/4 cup)
December 28, 1988 |
At Mike Ditka's downtown restaurant, you can't tell the entrees without a program. There is linguine and clam sauce a la Tom Lasorda for $6.95. Or if you prefer, an Andre Dawson steak sandwich for $8.95. Vinny Testaverde's paglia e'fieno is a bargain at $5.95 - that is, if it doesn't get intercepted on the way to your table. Even baseball announcers make Ditka's culinary lineup, as in Harry Caray's fried calamari. (What, no Holy Cowburger?) Surely we can expect to see the Buddy Ryan stuffed pork chop on the Ditka's menu any day now. "It won't happen," Eddie Minasian, the restaurant manager, said yesterday.
March 1, 1987 |
An elderly man was found axed to death yesterday at a boarding house in North Philadelphia after an argument with a fellow boarder over missing pork chops, police said. The other boarder admitted slaying the man and taking his pork chops, police said. The incident occurred just before 3:45 p.m., when police found Oliver Hawkins, 65, who lived at a boarding house in the 1500 block of West Oakdale Street, lying on the floor of his room with several ax wounds to the head. Mitchell Zimmerman, 27, also a resident of the two-story rowhouse, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime, police said.
October 23, 1988 |
Come in from the dark, crisp cool of an autumn night to the welcoming aromas of comfort foods. Our latest installment of "In a Hurry" features a menu of seasonal treasures, such as juicy pork chops, golden butternut squash cubes, fragrant fennel and freshly harvested pears - all making up a meal that satisfies appetites whetted by the brisk fall weather. The chops cook beautifully, without extra fat, in a heavy skillet and are served with a low-calorie cream gravy made with low-fat yogurt and brightened with Dijon mustard.
July 3, 2001 |
Angelo Lutz brought it all to the witness stand yesterday, from his disdain for the government to his recipe for pork chops. Testifying in his own defense, the loquacious, 5-foot-5, 400-pound reputed mob associate described himself as a degenerate gambler whose addiction led his elderly parents to go $200,000 into debt to pay off his gambling losses and failed business ventures. But he repeatedly denied that he was an extortionist for the mob, as the government has alleged.
September 16, 2010
Orrechiette With Broccoli Rabe . . . 2 Prosciutto and Onion Frittata . . . 2 Rigatoni a la Norma . . . 2 Pork Chops w/Cider and Apples . . . 3 Crustless Zucchini Pie . . . 4
February 9, 1994 |
The freezer compartment of our refrigerator is a running joke in our household: You open it and run fast before you're bonked on the head by flying, foil-wrapped food. Unfortunately, I can't pass up a food bargain, especially the 2-for-1 sales on meat. Like Noah, I start with two of everything - two chickens for the price of one, two pounds of ground beef, two club steaks and two pork chops - and pray the freezer will hold them all. In theory, this works well. I cook one-half of my bargain immediately and freeze the remainder for a second meal.
August 10, 1994 |
Fran Andracchio of Chestnut Hill is an avid cook and reader of cooking magazines. But she had never entered a recipe contest until this year, when she submitted her recipe for Stuffed Pork Chops Sicilian Style to the second annual McCall's/Sonoma Dried Tomato Recipe Contest. "I was shocked," she said, to learn she was a runner-up and the winner of a $1,000 prize. Andracchio's recipe was one of 3,000 received for soups, appetizers, salads, main courses, side dishes and sandwiches.
October 11, 2012 |
State store pick of the week Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Oregon $15.99 PLCB Item No. 3347 White wine made from this red-skinned grape comes in two styles. We are most familiar with it under its Italian identity pinot grigio, where it is typically light-bodied and very neutral in flavor because it is harvested early. When winemakers use its French name pinot gris, they are typically signaling that the wine is inspired more by the opulent style of Alsace pinot gris, where the same grape is ripened longer and develops both richer texture and more peachy fruit flavor.
February 13, 1991 |
Cabbage, a good source of Vitamin C, is often overlooked by cooks because they associate this inexpensive and long-keeping vegetable with an offensive cooking odor. Most times, the objectionable odor is created by overcooking - a waste of both time and nutrients. Quick-cooked cabbage will not only free the kitchen from any objectionable odors, but it also will have a bright taste and crisp texture. And prepared in a microwave, cabbage is surprisingly mild and pleasantly crunchy.