November 28, 2001 |
Leftovers. The word, in most families, is synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday. Following the recipe for the Center City sandwich, found at South Street's Chef's Market (where all of the sandwiches are named after parts of Philadelphia), you can use your own roasted turkey, as the Chef's Market does theirs. But with this sandwich, you'll escape the world of stuffing and cranberry sauce, because the Center City sandwich adds a French twist with Brie cheese, honey mustard sauce, lettuce and tomato, all on a French roll.
November 22, 1989 |
Police Department employees pack boxes of turkey dinners to feed the city's poor and needy families during the holidays. About 50 personnel took part in the department's 22nd annual Operation Thanksgiving program.
November 15, 2012
It's that season again - turkey time - though not for the reasons you might expect at El Rey near Rittenhouse Square. "Pavo con mole" - turkey with spicy-sweet mole sauce - is a traditional dish at several big Mexican events, the latest being the "Día de los Muertos. " For the creepy-fun of Day of the Dead festivities in early November, chef Dionicio Jimenez naturally chose a "black mole," which differs from the more common, chocolaty "poblano" variation in that it is more complex, more bittersweet, more redolent of almonds and peanuts than sesame, and kissed with the smoke of tortilla ashes.
December 21, 1988 |
The safe way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the refrigerator, but often there isn't enough room in the refrigerator to make that a practical option. If your turkey is reasonably small, and you have a microwave oven, you can thaw it there. Thawing procedures vary by oven, however, so you will need to check the manual carefully for instructions. You should plan to thaw the turkey right before cooking. A somewhat more cumbersome method is to place the turkey in a heavy-duty freezer bag and carefully tie it closed.
February 16, 1996 |
The petty, imbecilic way both Greece and Turkey competed over a pile of rocks off the Turkish coast, with warships lining up against each other before American diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke cooled them off, surely demonstrates that when they behave like this neither deserves to be a member of the European Union. Yet one is in and one is out. One is regarded, for all its posturing over relations with Turkey, Cyprus and Macedonia, as European, civilized, Christian and economically mature.
October 5, 2012 |
AKCAKALE, Turkey - Turkey sanctioned further military action against Syria on Thursday and bombarded targets across the border with artillery for a second day, raising the stakes in a conflict that increasingly is bleeding outside Syrian territory. Although both sides moved to calm tensions, Turkey's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill allowing the military to conduct cross-border operations into Syria - making clear that Ankara has options that do not involve its Western or Arab allies.
November 22, 1990
A number of things about the new American republic, including the choice of the eagle as a national symbol, annoyed Benjamin Franklin. He would have preferred the turkey, and shared his thoughts on the subject in this letter written to his daughter from France in 1784. (This selection was provided by Roy Goodman, research librarian of the American Philosophical Society.) For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly.
June 26, 2012 |
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey said Monday that it would push NATO to consider Syria's downing of a Turkish jet as an attack on the whole military alliance. The announcement came on the eve of a meeting by NATO's governing body to discuss the incident. Despite deep frustration among many NATO countries over the conflict in Syria, where the opposition says President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on an increasingly armed popular uprising has killed 14,000 people, it's highly unlikely the military alliance will take armed action against the Arab state.
June 4, 2012 |
ANKARA, Turkey - Thousands of demonstrators on Sunday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey's Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women - their ages ranging from 20 to 60 years old - gathered at a square in Istanbul's Kadikoy district. Some carried banners that read "my body, my choice" and shouted antigovernment slogans. Many of the women were accompanied by husbands and boyfriends.
November 20, 2003 |
After learning about the suicide bombings at two synagogues, Neve Shalom and Beth Israel, in Istanbul on Saturday, I had a terrible sense of d?j? vu. I began sending e-mails seeking answers to two questions: Had any friends or acquaintances been hurt or killed? Luckily, no. And second, who were the bombers? Istanbul, and by extension Turkey, has become my second home. I know Istanbul's streets and neighborhoods as well as the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. And because I know people of many faiths - Jewish, Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, devout and moderate Muslims - I have put great hope in Turkey as an example to the West that there is a bright future for a predominantly Muslim country with a secular constitution.