August 22, 2014
Overview: There are five main categories at this Mexican BBQ truck: tacos, sandwiches, taco salad, tortilla chips and dessert. We tackled as much as we could in one sitting at the Navy Yard. Mucho Bueno prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients. Small carbon footprint, helps the local economy, all that stuff. Sounds good to us. Tacos and salad: The tacos (1 for $4, 2 for $7, 3 for $10) include smoked pulled pork, brisket and chicken, and organic sweet potato. All are served with homemade salsa, pickled onions and aji sour cream on a soft corn tortilla.
January 31, 2014 |
Since the Eagles once again aren't playing in the Super Bowl, we have another chance to celebrate the cuisines of other teams - without feeling the least bit disloyal. The heritage, population, and climes of both coastal Seattle and mile-high Denver are a great starting point for some fresh and healthful dishes. And it seems too close after making the New Year's resolution for a healthy diet to revert to the worst of the junk-food habits of game day. So, why not draw inspiration from the cities of the two franchises who will be facing off for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday?
November 5, 2013
THIS IS Monday. Please don't eat meat. I said "please. " If you wanna or you're gonna, I won't take a bite out of you. My favorite legislative body, Philadelphia City Council, unanimously passed a resolution encouraging all within its reach to start each week with a Meatless Monday. (Had it been a Republican idea, it probably would have died, but Republicans aren't often earth- or animal-friendly, as I'll show.) The resolution was pushed by the Humane League, an animal-advocacy group, but its main thrust is that Meatless Monday is good for people . "Meatless" doesn't sound so hard.
May 9, 2013
Makes 16 4-inch pancakes, 4-6 servings 1 cup sour cream 3 large eggs, separated 2 tablespoons melted butter 7 tablespoons cake flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil 1. Whisk the sour cream and egg yolks together in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in the melted butter. Put the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a sieve and sift it into the sour cream mixture. Lightly whisk until just mixed (a few lumps won't hurt anything)
April 11, 2013
Makes 4 servings 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds Four 4-ounce portions wild king salmon, skin-on 2 cups rendered chicken fat (schmaltz), melted For horseradish sour cream: 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and pepper Chopped dill 1. Combine salt, pepper, caraway, and mustard.
March 22, 2013 |
The German-style beer garden Brü Craft & Wurst is expected to open March 23 at 1318 Chestnut St. (215-800-1079), enlivening the quiet block between Juniper and 13th Streets. The location previously was the Mitchell & Ness retail shop. Brü is actually two joints in one: a wood-clad bar with 32 taps carved into a tree, with table service, as well as a beer garden with bench seating, walk-up counter, an oversize garage door facing McGillin's on Drury Street, and a six-tap computerized beer system on the wall.
September 6, 2012
HERE ARE some recipes, printed verbatim (unless otherwise indicated) from cookbooks in Guillermo Tellez Cruz and Sandi Foxx-Jones' collections. CHEESE BLINTZES WITH LINGONBERRIES For the crepes: 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking For the filling: 1/2 pound cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 pound farmer's cheese, at...
May 17, 2012 |
Juice of 4 limes 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 large onions, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slivers 2 bell peppers (I like red and yellow), seeds removed and sliced into strips 2 packages (7 ounces each) 6-inch corn or flour tortillas, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups guacamole (see note) 8 ounces sour cream or Greek yogurt 2 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese Tabasco or hot pepper sauce 1. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Mix well.
December 29, 2011 |
My goal was simple - a company-worthy dip that didn't involve a heart-stopping volume of sour cream. If it also could be fast and easy to assemble, even better. Because, face it, we need all the help we can get to manage the chaos of cleaning and cooking that ensues anytime company comes. Especially during the holidays. Which is how I came up with this easy sweet-potato dip spiked with chipotle peppers. Cooked sweet potatoes are blended with almonds, garlic, lemon juice, chipotle peppers, and classic chili seasonings for a rich and creamy dip. Serve it with pretzels, tortilla chips, toasted baguette rounds, carrot sticks, or hunks of flatbread.
November 23, 2011 |
Here is an excerpt from the cooking blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " My daughter Sally and her friends are hosting a "fakes-giving" at her apartment this week. It's a lovely tradition a lot of young people are adopting, a turkey feast with all the trimmings prepared and shared by friends, before or after the day with family. It gives the younger generation a chance to celebrate and give thanks in their own way, without the stress or expectations of a family gathering.