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FOOD
July 20, 1994 | by Maria Gallagher, Daily News Food Editor
Earl Gray is passe. English Breakfast is old hat. Darjeeling is dated. You'll still find these traditional teas on shop shelves, in primly plain packaging. But they're not what's hot in tea these days. The teas of the moment have fruity flavors, evocative names and bold boxes designed to call attention to the product. Among the choices: Raspberry Bramble, Autumn Apple, Lemon Grove, Passionate Peach, Specially Strawberry, Island Punch, Tahitian Sunset and Sleepytime. Fruit-flavored and decaffeinated teas are now the top-selling lines of John Wagner & Sons in Ivyland, Bucks County, which has been selling teas and gourmet items at home and abroad since 1847.
NEWS
November 14, 1991 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
The word is out that Ellen Casey, Pennsylvania's first lady, pours a mean cup of tea. Serves a pretty good finger sandwich, too. You'll get a chance to find out by attending the seventh annual Autumn Auction of the Media-Providence Friends School in Media Saturday. Tea for four with Governor Casey's wife is among the items on the block. Other goodies up for bid include a chocolate feast for 10 people at The Restaurant School, a weeklong vacation in Puerto Rico, a Bucks County bed-and- breakfast weekend, a Phillies VIP evening for four at the Vet, and lots and lots of tickets and celebrity items.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1989 | By Hank Gallo, New York Daily News
Ben Loy has come of age and it is decided that it is time for this Chinese- American army veteran to take a wife. To that end, his father sends him back to China, where everything has been fully planned. And while the marriage is arranged, Ben (Russell Wong) still manages to fall in love with his intended, Mei Oi (Cora Miao). In "Eat a Bowl of Tea," the year is 1949 and immigration restrictions that once excluded the admittance of Chinese women into the United States have been lifted.
FOOD
July 16, 1995 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sipping a latte right now? Put down the cup. You're not trendy. Tea is it. Pinhead gunpowder. Decaf mango. Black tea. Green tea. Full leaf. Cut. Loose. Bagged. Exotic teas from around the world, plus Caribbean and Asian foods, are the top culinary attention-getters, based on a sampling of new products at last week's 41st annual Fancy Food Show here. More than 35,000 food professionals, including gourmet-food store owners, department-store buyers and chefs, chomped, munched and gulped samples of 1,500 new sauces, candies, prepared foods and condiments from hundreds of exhibitors.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1991 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Although her credits on Broadway and the big and small screen stretch all the way back to 1944 when George Cukor cast her in Gaslight, Angela Lansbury can say without fear of contradiction that she has never before played a teapot. "Never," she declared of her first venture into comic crockery - the Disney Studio's dazzling animated feature, Beauty and the Beast, which will open Friday. Lansbury set down her glass of white wine in a fashionable Westside bistro and pronounced the role of Mrs. Potts exactly her cup of tea. "I loved doing a teapot.
NEWS
January 3, 1993 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Twice a month, the Wedgwood Inn in New Hope hosts tea and a tour of the bed and breakfast on Bridge Street where Washington's troops camped before crossing the Delaware. Last Sunday, Carl Glassman, who owns the inn with his wife, Nadine Silnutzer, welcomed the visitors.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | By Dick Pothier, Inquirer Staff Writer
A harpist played glittering classical melodies during the traditional British afternoon high tea yesterday in the luxurious Barrymore Room at the Hotel Atop the Bellevue - and three dozen Philadelphia high school students who had seen such events only in the movies got right into the spirit of things. Nobody even dropped a plate, or consumed a scone (with Devonshire cream) out of the correct order of things. The tiny sandwiches came first, then the scones, then the delicate pastries atop the three-tiered trays delivered to each table, draped with a pink tablecloth.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
I'll be going to London and would like to know about having afternoon tea at the Ritz. Are reservations required? M.R., Ridley Park Reservations for the celebrated afternoon tea at the Ritz are essential, especially during the summer tourist season (which goes through September), when you need to make them two weeks or more in advance if you hope to be seated. The Ritz offers two seatings daily, at 3:15 and 4:30 p.m., and the service includes cucumber, egg salad, salmon and pate sandwiches with a choice of India or China tea - all served from silver trays, of course.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - David Oliver Relin, who coauthored the best-selling book Three Cups of Tea and who said in legal filings about a year ago that his career suffered from allegations of lies in the story of a humanitarian who built schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, has killed himself. Relin committed suicide on Nov. 14 in the rural community of Corbett near Portland, according to the Multnomah County deputy medical examiner, Peter Bellant, late Sunday. Relin was 49. Relin died of a blunt force head injury, Bellant said.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Wearing enough pearls and lace to rival an English queen, Barbara Greenhalgh of Wilmington served the ladies tea and dainty sandwiches. Greenhalgh and her daughter, Karen, who own the Croquet & Crumpets catering service, were hired to arrange an afternoon holiday tea for about three dozen members of the Welcome Wagon Club of Media. The event was held Dec. 14 at the Newtown Square home of Sue Haugen, whose foyer was decorated with a huge pot of white poinsettias, greens, and seven wreaths.
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NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
After tea and homemade sweets, the Soul Sisters are ready to get down to business. But first, the women - two Catholics, two Jews, and two Muslims - hold hands around a dining-room table in Voorhees. They listen silently as group member and host Zahida Rahman recites lines from the opening chapter of the Quran, including: "Ihdena seraatal mustaqeem. " "Show us the right path," she translates. For the next 90 minutes, the six South Jersey women, most of them retired professionals, have a conversation centered on faith and grounded in friendship.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
The word went out loudly when the votes were cast: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks made history as the first of its kind enacted by a major U.S. city. But the vote also was extraordinary in a quieter way - a rare example of City Council navigating a contentious issue without Council President Darrell L. Clarke squarely behind the wheel. Instead, new Council members formed their own allegiances. Old members strengthened their bonds with outsiders and with Mayor Kenney. And Clarke, it seemed to many in City Hall, wound up in the backseat, voting for a tax he has always professed to hate after seeing it could pass without his support.
FOOD
May 13, 2016
Makes 1 loaf or 9 to 12 servings 13/4 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3 bananas) 1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. 2. Beat shortening until creamy. 3. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture, alternating with bananas, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
FOOD
January 22, 2016 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
A family affair When Xu Lin's father died two years ago, the longtime Chinatown community activist decided it was time to spend more time with his siblings. His siblings happened to be restaurateurs in Canada. Lin persuaded his brother Sean, his sister Ping and her husband, Edison Wang, to come to Philadelphia, where last week they opened Bubblefish , a contemporary BYOB in a former shoe store at 909 Arch St. in Chinatown (267-930-7634). The name combines the specialties: bubble tea and brewed teas (including sea salt tea, which has a creamy whipped salt topping)
FOOD
October 9, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
Tea towel and trivet For a hostess gift that's a touch more thoughtful and lasting than a sixpack of beer, try this charming tea towel and trivet combo, personalized with your initial of choice.  - Maureen Fitzgerald  Tea towel $15, cork trivet, $10, at Home on Haddon, 417 North Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, 856-470-0813;  www.homeonhaddon.com Great-grandma, beverage trendsetter When the kombucha trend began to bubble up a few years ago, Olga Sorzano realized this fermented wonderdrink, with all its purported probiotic health benefits, tasted very familiar.
FOOD
September 4, 2015 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one has assigned chores at our Shore house. We've all adopted tasks that suit us: Andi Coyle is in charge of logistics. Jane Koehler takes lunch orders. Betty Garvin clears the table. I make tea. Not the drink but the meal. It started three years ago, after many annual holiday high teas at fancy Philadelphia hotels. My friends and I - all current or former figure skaters - loved the tiered trays of finger sandwiches and cakes, the fancy dishes, clothes, and manners. "We should do this again another time of the year," I said, suggesting a summer outing at the Jersey Shore, where nine of us rent a house every August in Ocean City.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Iconic neo-soul songstress Erykah Badu had quite a pair of days at the Dell. Problem was, she wasn't there for one of them. She didn't make it to the Dell Music Center on Thursday, to the disappointment of about 6,000 fans. The reason: flight difficulties. Patty Jackson of WDAS, making the announcement, called Badu's absence "dumb" and "disrespectful. " For her part, Badu tweeted: "215 ILLADELPHI I've never missed a show in 18 years. I know how you guys must feel. . . . Send prayers.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | William Bender, Daily News Staff Writer
The truck : Nice change of pace here in a food truck scene that's heavy on tacos and other Mexican fare. You can tell from a block away that Royal Tea Truck - a bright red and yellow truck featuring pandas and bubble tea - is bringing a bit of Chinatown to Drexel University's campus. Specialty drinks : So. Many. Beverages. Specialties include the Royal Tea (green milk tea, pudding and tapioca), Iron Man (mango and passion fruit, popping boba and rainbow jelly), Spider Man (strawberry and lychee, rainbow jelly and lychee jelly)
NEWS
June 16, 2015 | MICHAEL HINKELMAN
YOU WON'T FIND a more fervent supporter of reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank - its charter is set to expire June 30 - than Joseph Miceli, CEO of Airline Hydraulics Corp. of Bensalem. Ex-Im is the feds' trade bank that offers loan guarantees to foreign companies that buy U.S.-manufactured goods and meet strict lending qualifications when private banks can't or won't provide financing. Small-business exporters like Bassett's Ice Cream can reduce risk with Ex-Im's export-credit insurance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
I was delighted to have afternoon tea - yes, you read that right - with the beautiful Tamron Hall, of NBC and MSNBC, at the Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Square) on Friday. Kristin Detterline , editor in chief at Philadelphia Style magazine, hosted the event, which corresponded with the launch of the May issue celebrating and dubbed "Women of Influence. " Hall, co-anchor of "Today" and host of "NewsNation," is recognized as one of those women, and graces the cover of this month's issue.
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