June 16, 2016
Makes 4 servings 12 slices bacon 24 large sea scallops, tendons removed 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 lemons, halved 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1. Place 4 layers of paper towels on large plate, and arrange 6 slices of bacon over towels in single layer. Top with 4 more paper towels and remaining 6 slices bacon. Cover with 2 layers of paper towels; place second large plate on top and press gently to flatten.
May 20, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: I've been loving the unexpected trend of meals built entirely from skewered meats, as you can tell from my enthusiastic review last weekend of Saté Kampar, the fun and evocative Malaysian spot on East Passyunk that's grilling its skewered meats (try the goat) over imported coconut shell charcoal. Add in Double Knot and Sansom Kabob House, and this year's definitely been a United Nations of tasty international skewers.
October 23, 2015 |
The latest branch of Tandoor India, beneath the El tracks along Front Street, seems to be in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of it all. Just a few years ago, this industrial landscape at the northern edge of Fishtown was relatively obscure. Today, it's on the cusp of major gentrification, and, just a half-block from the Berks station on the Market-Frankford line, it's almost convenient for a midday kebab run from Center City (there's also a parking lot). It may be worth it. Shafi Gaffar and his partner, Ray Ibrahim, who last year bought and rehabbed University City's somewhat tired Tandoor India, have given a smart makeover to the lofty warehouse space of this seven-month-old Fishtown location.
August 14, 2015 |
SHRIMP IS terrific grilled as a main dish or an appetizer. The challenge with shrimp, however, is it's fragile, and, if overcooked, becomes tough-chewy. The keys to perfect shrimp: marinating or brining first, then using no more than a medium heat. You can also brush the shrimp with a sauce while they are on the grill to keep them from drying out. And, once you put them on the grill, don't even think of walking away. Shrimp cooks quickly, and you need to pay attention. No matter how you cook shrimp (grill, roast or steam)
May 31, 2015 |
The black woman can't come out first. No matter how beautiful or accomplished she is, she simply can't come out first. It's not racist, it's just bad TV. That, at least, is according to Quinn ( House of Cards ' Constance Zimmer), the acerbic executive producer of Everlasting , a Bachelor -type show at the heart of Lifetime's UnReal . Quinn is directing which suitors will be introduced first to their prince, a hunky Brit hotel magnate (Freddie Stroma) more interested in advertising his company than in finding love.
March 27, 2015 |
Most cultures have traditions and rituals that herald spring. Who isn't grateful for signs leading toward a season of abundance and growth after the scarcity of winter? Many of these traditions feature eggs, from traditional Easter egg hunts, to the Cimburijada festival of scrambled eggs in Zenica, Bosnia - where 1,500 eggs will be cooked for the town to share the official moment spring begins - to Egypt's Sham El-Nissim holiday, celebrated back to the time of the pharaohs with spring onions and colored eggs.
December 12, 2014 |
The faces of the fifth graders lit up as they arrived for their seventh week of after-school cooking classes. "Hello, Mrs. Byers!" Kaylah Nobrun called out. A chorus of greetings from the others followed. "She's our founder," Kaylah said proudly, referring to Laurada Byers, who started the Russell Byers Charter school - named for her late husband - that these students attend, and who had come to visit the class they walk to at the Free Library of Philadelphia. "Hello, hello," said Byers.
October 1, 2012 |
With so much campaign coverage having a breathless "how dare Mitt Romney still run when we've declared it over" feel, it was refreshing to hear a full-throated defense of the GOP candidate. In Philadelphia, no less. Credit U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who was at the Trevose Radisson on Monday for an event hosted by WPHT-AM's Dom Giordano. I caught up with Rubio somewhere between there and the airport. He's not buying that the election is already decided. In fact, with the debates starting this week, he believes that now's the time when Romney will make his case, on both domestic and foreign policy.
August 29, 2012 |
THE back-to-school season has become so gadget-centric that it's now the second biggest selling season for electronics buying, after the year-end holidays. "Electronics actually make up most of the $80 billion back-to-school business," Consumer Electronics Association spokesman Jim Barry said recently. "And [it] is such a far cry from the pencils and notebooks we used to consider 'school supplies' back in my day. " Tops on any list for collegiates should be a "smartphone and a notebook computer," said this longtime industry tracker.
September 27, 2011 |
AN ATTORNEY for chef Georges Perrier has initiated legal action against the blog StaphMeal.com by filing a writ of summons in Common Pleas Court. Attorney Jonathan Cohen 's filing indicates that a complaint outlining allegations of libel and defamation could be forthcoming. The writ of summons lists John Doe as a defendant because Cohen does not know the identity of the blogger (or bloggers) behind the site. The legal action is intended in part to unmask the writers.