July 15, 2010 |
It's a list to make Philly sandwich lovers drool. Or is it a half-dozen lists rolled up into one chewer-friendly guide? WIP midday cohost Glen Macnow has finished his Hot Specialty Sandwich Safari - his sixth annual great-food hunt - and declared the top six that will face a panel of slobbering celebrity judges next Thursday. The public is invited to attend the event - and try free samples, starting about 11 a.m. - at the Fieldhouse, 11th and Filbert Streets, next to Reading Terminal Market.
May 28, 1992 |
The shopping list includes: 200 dozen eggs 500 pounds of chicken and ham 175 pounds of cream cheese 300 pounds of vegetables 50-60 gallon containers of mayonnaise 1,400 loaves of bread Fortunately Cyndee Sammons does not have to carry all of it home. But she does have to make the food - about 35,000 tea sandwiches for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. She started at 6:30 Friday morning in the kitchen of St. Luke's Church in Devon and will work until midnight every night of the show.
September 10, 2009
You can obviously take Shank's out of the Italian Market - though the cramped new Center City edition of this luncheonette will never have the old neighborhood feeling of the Carpenter Street original. But as long as the founding Perri family's women are still cooking, you can't take the Italian Market soul out of Shank's menu. Bringing along the heart of this kitchen was the plan when new owner Marcello Ciurlino moved the popular lunch spot north this summer, and it's payed off with sandwiches that exude a genuine South Philly savor.
March 26, 2003 |
A couple hundred years ago, a Brit named Earl - actually, his name was John and he was an earl - had a gambling problem. He loved gambling so much he refused to stop playing cards to eat lunch. So, a clever cook came up with a complete meal that John could consume quickly, and without getting his hands - or his cards - dirty. The cook slapped some cold meat between two slices of bread and served it to his boss. Nobody remembers the name of John's cook. But we all know John as the Earl of Sandwich.
January 4, 1989 |
When winter winds howl and you need to get lunch on the table fast, why not a hot microwaved sandwich? It will be ready in minutes, and you need only add a soup or salad, a glass of milk and fruit for dessert to round out the meal. You should know, however, that not all sandwiches are candidates for the microwave. Open-faced meat or poultry sandwiches, cheese melts, stuffed rolls and heroes all microwave superbly. But grilled sandwiches fare better on the stovetop, and filled croissants do better in a regular oven because microwaving makes them soggy.
June 20, 1991 |
It was poetry reading night at the recently opened Cafe Flix on North Church Street in West Chester. A man with long brown hair squeezed his way through the crowd up to the old wooden bar, where countless draft beers and shots of whiskey used to be served. He ordered a six-pack to go. "We don't serve alcohol," Dave Shur, owner of the cafe, informed the patron from behind the bar. The man seemed momentarily stunned. He stared into the glass-front refrigerator that for years had been stocked with assorted beers.
February 8, 1995 |
Natalie Braunstein Folkman, 92, who at age 86 moved out of her large home in Reading into a small high-rise apartment in Philadelphia and got around Center City on a small, collapsible bicycle, died Saturday at her residence. Mrs. Folkman was born and raised in Coatesville. Her parents sent her to Philadelphia every Sunday to attend Sunday school at Congregation Keneseth Israel on North Broad Street. In her later years, when she lived in the city, she used to go on walks and give out sandwiches to homeless people.
December 16, 1987 |
Tea sandwiches are as many and varied as the baked goods that crowd the table for Afternoon Tea. At a minimum, there are fingers of bread lacquered with sweet butter and a pot of jelly or honey nearby. But there might also be cucumber sandwiches made of thin disks of bread primed with a glaze of butter and shingles of cucumber laid on top. Potted shrimp or ham might be spread on toast, or slices of tomato and grated cheese on a length of french bread. There is likely a pile of buns filled with sausage, cheese or deviled meats, and tiny squares of white bread spread with herb butter and smoked fish.
December 5, 1993 |
Lunch no longer has to be a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There are many other enjoyable yet easy lunches that your children can make for themselves. Crunchy Tuna Melts are a favorite sandwich among youngsters as well as adults. The sandwiches are served hot, but will keep their crispy crunch from the sprouts tucked underneath the well-seasoned tuna salad. These sandwiches can be made in advance and then warmed when your children are ready for lunch. Corn Dogs are common carnival food.
January 3, 1991 |
Students who can't stomach the thought of another school cafeteria lunch are fighting back. Even elementary school students are standing up to steamed cauliflower and meat loaf. In Springfield School District, Enfield Elementary School students successfully fought what they termed "The Great Sandwich Revolution" under fifth grade teacher Diane Carson. When District Food Services Director Diane Terrenzio took salads off the menu in a cost-cutting move, students complained there were not enough alternatives to the main platter.