August 2, 2012 |
As nose-to-tail cookery becomes more popular in Philadelphia kitchens, chefs are left with a new challenge: What to do with the hide? "If you are going to use animal products, you have to be responsible and use the whole thing," says chef Andrew Wood of Russet restaurant in Center City, summarizing the philosophy behind whole-animal cooking. Wood has put pork, chicken, and goose skin on his menu, one of many local toques incorporating animal skins into their dishes in appealing, unexpected ways.
December 30, 2005
ON DEC. 20 your paper ran a story about Mary Blige and in true cowardice fashion never mentioned statements that she made in connection with her new musical release that were mentioned in other media outlets. Blige stated she is a happier person than she was, but she doesn't think America's changed at all when it comes to race relations. "The blacker you are, the worse it is for you. If you're mixed, you've got a shot. If you cater to what white America wants you to do and how they want you to look, you can survive.
April 6, 2014 |
The plate at the restaurant in Beijing was laden with thin, yellowish sheets made from soybeans, called tofu skin. Peter Lelkes used them as the chef intended, to wrap vegetables into bite-size morsels. But as he ate, the biomedical engineer's thoughts strayed from the Chinese restaurant to his lab in Philadelphia. The tofu-based "skin," he realized, made him think of the real thing. A decade later, that chance encounter in a Chinese restaurant has led to a soy-based "skin substitute" - a wound dressing that a start-up company has licensed for use on diabetic ulcers, burns, and other injuries the body cannot readily heal on its own. Lelkes and his Temple University colleagues say the product has shown promise in animal studies, and the company, Eqalix in Reston, Va., is raising money to seek FDA approval.
July 17, 1991 |
Because of my skin I counted myself out of any of those jobs - salesman, teacher, financier, movie star - that demand being presentable. Why did I marry so young? Because, having once found a comely female who forgave me my skin, I dared not risk losing her and trying to find another. - John Updike on psoriasis in "At War with My Skin" from "Self-Consciousness: Memoirs" (1989) As a child I would muse - mostly in admiration, some in dread - on how much my mother must love my father to hold his head so gently under the kitchen faucet, washing his poor inflamed, scaley scalp with some special vile shampoo.
August 10, 2011 |
A mother's love knows no bounds - and more than ever, that includes sacrificing some skin. Ask Michelle Waldron Rollman. The banking financial specialist recently got a $60 tattoo on the inside of her left wrist - the word "KaLaSa" in an elegant font that combines the first two letters of each of her three daughters' names, Kathleen, Lauren, and Sarah. KaLaSa reflects "the love I have for my children," said Rollman, 50, who lives in West Goshen and got her only other tattoo 15 years ago, a small shamrock on her ankle.
March 19, 2004
ARE YOU sure that your policy of one published letter every two weeks is enforced? Professional letter writers Abe Krieger, Tom Lutek and Donna Di Giacomo all grace your paper seemingly every day. I've even spotted Abe published in the New York Post. Why don't you just give all three of them their own column so people can complain about them instead of Malkin and Smerconish for a change. I mean, you give space to "Single Girl" Lauren so I can read about her travails ordering Chinese food and other hardships, so why not increase the wasted space in your diminishing paper.
September 14, 1999 |
It took 17 holes, but the 6,530 who paid $28 or $35 to sample the inaugural Exelon Invitational at Wyncote Golf Club finally got what they came to see - a snapshot moment by golf's new golden boy, 19-year-old Sergio Garcia. Until then, he'd been shut out yesterday. Couldn't buy a putt all afternoon. Two holes earlier, with an opportunity to win $40,000 in the skins-game format, his 10-foot birdie attempt slid just past the cup. Now, at the next-to-last hole, a 379-yard par-4, the precocious Spaniard left his approach shot about seven feet short of the pin and waited for everyone else to miss.
October 13, 1986 |
A young man knocked back a swig of cold beer and offered up a muscled bicep to a beefy guy with a tuft of oil-slicked, brown-blond hair. A haze of Marlboro cigarette smoke clung in the cool night air. The roar of a baseball game came from a television set in the back. And the city's night noises crept into this North Philadelphia shop in the 3200 block of Kensington Avenue's old, crammed business strip under the El tracks. Hunkering down over the arm, tattoo artist Philadelphia Eddie went to work.
March 17, 2011 |
A Camden County Jail inmate was convicted Thursday of biting off an inch of skin from a corrections officer's chin in 2008. Bernard Jenkins, 26, of Camden was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and subjecting a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids. Jenkins faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for aggravated assault and a consecutive 18 months for the latter charge. Officers entered Jenkins' cell on June 27, 2008 to remove his shoes after he was screaming, kicking and banging the cell door.
April 12, 2013
Fully two-thirds of the states restrict teens' access to tanning beds, so New Jersey joined the public-health mainstream this month when Gov. Christie signed a welcome ban on indoor tanning for anyone under 17. Pennsylvania officials should follow suit by acting on similar legislation just proposed in Harrisburg. It's long past time for both states to protect teens - especially high-school-age girls - from the well-documented risk of skin cancer from misuse of commercial tanning facilities.