September 7, 2012 |
For the last several summers, Bridget Gray's job could be described as culinary curator. As part of the staff behind the food-focused fund-raiser known as Feastival, she is charged with overseeing the menu items that nearly 90 restaurants and bars will serve Wednesday. She has to keep the selections diverse, to satisfy the 700 or so patrons who are paying upward of $250 a head for the night of entertainment and cocktail-party-style nibbling at Pier 9 on the Delaware River. This third Feastival - whose participants are wrangled by restaurateurs Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichman - is expected to raise $400,000 for the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.
August 23, 2012 |
Philadelphia-based food-service giant Aramark said Tuesday that it would eliminate the use of all pork from animals bred using gestation crates in its U.S. supply chain by 2017. In announcing the plan with the Humane Society of the United States, Aramark joined dozens of other food-service companies, restaurant chains, and supermarkets that have pledged to end their reliance on suppliers who house breeding pigs in confining crates their whole lives. "Aramark is proud to stand in partnership with other industry leaders and supply-chain partners to transition away from gestation crates in a timely fashion," said Kathy Cacciola, Aramark's senior director of environmental sustainability.
August 22, 2012 |
Philadelphia-based food service giant Aramark said today it will eliminate all pork from animals bred using gestation crates in its U.S. supply chain by 2017. In announcing the plans with the Humane Society of the United States, Aramark joins dozens of other food service companies, restaurant chains and supermarkets that have pledged to end their reliance on suppliers who house breeding pigs in confining crates their whole lives. "Aramark is proud to stand in partnership with other industry leaders and supply chain partners to transition away from gestation crates in a timely fashion," said Kathy Cacciola, Aramark's senior director of environmental sustainability.
June 21, 2012
For the shrimp: 1 pound jumbo head-on shrimp (U-15 size, meaning roughly 15 shrimp per pound) 1/4 pound lomo, prosciutto or pancetta, thinly sliced Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil For the grilled bread: Half a baguette, cut on the diagonal into 1/4 inch slices Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste For the pistou: 1 bunch parsley, picked and rinsed well ...
June 14, 2012
The chain: California Pizza Kitchen Location: 4040 City Ave. Order time: Leisurely. Price: $13. Company Description: "Slow-roasted pulled pork, red onions, cilantro pesto, Mozzarella and Queso Quesadilla cheese with SPICY habanero salsa. " Calories: 1,170, with 6 grams of fiber, 65 grams of protein, 18 grams of saturated fat, 2,210 mgs. of salt and 118 grams of carbs. Review: CPK has a variety of odd, interesting pizza choices, but the Gang decided to pig out on this new pulled-pork entry.
May 24, 2012
1 1/2 pounds ground pork 4 ounces firm chorizo or hot Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled 2 slices of bacon, finely chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup minced shallots 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup mayonnaise 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce 4 hamburger buns, toasted 1. In a large bowl, mix ground pork, chorizo,...
April 29, 2012 |
KRANJ, Slovenia - It's a diplomatic rift that has both countries hungry for a fight. The subject of the spat? A humble pork sausage. Slovenia calls the spicy delicacy "Kranjska klobasa" and Austria "Krainerwurst" - variants of the same name that belongs to the border region the sausage comes from. Both countries have enjoyed the snack for centuries and consider it part of their cultural heritage. Now, Slovenia has applied to the European Union for exclusive use of the name, and the Austrians are having none of it. "We're not going to allow anyone to deny us the Krainer," declared Austrian Agriculture Minister Niki Berlakovich.
April 26, 2012
What to eat: Burritos ($6, they are huge); flour or corn tacos with, among other options, beef, chicken, marinated pork or veggies ($2 or $3); quesadillas ($5); platters with rice, beans and shrimp, chicken, pork ($6); taco salad or Mexican salad ($5). Also, breakfast burritos. Don't miss: The homemade sauces. Insane value: Chicken nachos, a huge portion for $5. Facebook: La Marqueza Philly. Find it: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 17th Street between Callowhill and Spring Garden, on the Community College of Philadelphia campus.
February 16, 2012
Craig: After all my recent restaurant eating, it was a joy to do some home cooking. This weekend I tackled David Chang's phenomenal bo ssam roasted pork butt from the Momofuku cookbook, with all the fixings, plus some homemade steamed buns. The pork was amazing, like salty-sugar glazed pork candy. But I was really proud of these buns: Just look at these steamy little guys! Chinatown at home! Reader: What would it take for a three-bell restaurant like Le Virtu to get four bells?
February 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney takes a hard line against congressional earmarks, but the Republican presidential candidate had a more favorable view of federal pork-barrel spending as governor of Massachusetts. Under Romney's leadership, Massachusetts sought tens of millions of dollars in earmarks for transportation projects through the state's congressional delegation. A prime example was the $30 million his administration requested to renovate the historic Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston.