April 4, 2013 |
You probably know Hope Cohen or someone a lot like her: Loves to cook, throws great parties, wants her kids to eat healthfully. During a dinner with friends more than a decade ago, she met a television producer who encouraged her to try out for a cooking show that featured chefs cooking their specialties. The Fretz Kitchen (also known as The Chef's Kitchen ) ran for six years on what was CN8, the Comcast Network. But while Cohen showcased others' cooking, she was developing her own style.
December 28, 2012 |
Food marketers can toil in the trenches for years before cinching the kind of deal that basically fell into Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby's laps. The food/housewares giant Williams-Sonoma has three sauces branded with the name Vedge, the couple's upscale vegan restaurant in Center City. They are to go on sale this week ($14.95) at more than 150 stores in the United States and the Middle East, and starting Jan. 17 on its website. The arrangement began simply. In the spring, a Williams-Sonoma executive visiting Philadelphia had a good meal at Vedge and called, said Shannon Gomes, a Williams-Sonoma spokeswoman.
February 9, 2012
The best part about this treat from South Jersey's Classic Cake is that after your Valentine finishes the chocolate, raspberry swirl, and salted caramel truffles, you get to eat the heart-shaped box they came in. That's a gift that keeps on giving. Preorder or pick up at the store. Flavors can be mixed-and-matched. - Ashley Primis Classic Cake sweetheart boxes, $11.95, Short Hills Towne Center, 480 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill, 856-751-5448 and 100 Hurffville- Cross Keys Rd., Sewell, 856-262-7400, classiccake.com.
July 8, 2010 |
This light dish, from Williams-Sonoma's Cooking From the Farmers' Market , is a perfect summer supper on the grill. It's quick and easy enough for a weeknight, yet elegant enough for company. Grilled Black Cod With Cucumbers and Ginger 1. Prepare a grill for direct grilling over high heat, or use a stovetop grill pan. Oil the grill rack. 2. In a bowl, combine the cucumbers and onion and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Let stand for 15 mintues. Stir in the ginger, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the canola oil. Set aside.
November 8, 2007 |
After the final course was served last month at what was once the city's premier food event, the question was inevitable: Is this the end of The Book and the Cook? If nothing else, some insist, it's clearly on life support. Looking back at this year's small event and its modest success made it clear to organizer Judy Faye that more high-profile authors and events are needed to draw attention to a collective schedule. Of 16 scheduled dinners this year, two (with Japanese author Hiroko Shimbo at Fork and Seattle-based Tom Douglas at Twenty21)
March 9, 2007 |
Urban Outfitters Inc. yesterday reported flat fourth-quarter profit, but it said a new style in women's fashion had begun to win shoppers over. The Philadelphia company also said its board was expected to promote Glen T. Senk from executive vice president to chief executive officer in May. The position of CEO is a new one at Urban Outfitters. Chairman and president Richard A. Hayne, who cofounded the company in 1970, will retain those titles. Senk, who joined the company in 1994, will oversee operations of the company's three chains - Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters - while Hayne focuses on long-term strategy and new-store concepts.
November 26, 2003 |
Marion Cunningham's Jaguar sits in her driveway, waiting for her to pilot it across San Francisco's Bay Bridge six times a week, every week - but more about that later. At 82, Cunningham, who is best known for bringing the classic Fannie Farmer Cookbook back to life, is even more striking than in the portrait of her as a young woman that hangs over her fireplace. Her shock of white hair contrasts with sky-blue eyes. Then comes a smile that could melt butter, which, by the way, she isn't at all apologetic about using to flavor and fortify the meal that awaits.
January 7, 2001 |
Many years ago, I hitchhiked across Europe on my own, staying at and cooking my meals in youth hostels. I kept two foods in my backpack at all times - they really had to be significant because I had to schlepp them everywhere: several lemons and a head of garlic. With those two ingredients I could cook dishes that would make me happy at the end of a long day of walking and sight-seeing. Even today, I can't eat fish or seafood unless I have a nice fat wedge of lemon to squeeze over top. I find that almost anything I put in my mouth tastes livelier and fresher finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
December 22, 2000 |
Arriving empty-handed at a party is a big no-no. To make sure you're a welcome guest, check our list for some great home-oriented hostess gifts - all for less than $25. An antique-style Pocket Watch Clock at Pottery Barn is finished in pewter and sits on an easel ($24) - perfect for a bedside table. Eight glow-in-the-dark star soaps fill Sparkey's Jar of Stars ($16) at Restoration Hardware. Also at Restoration Hardware, "Tech as Heck Super Sleek" swivel night lights ($16)
June 20, 1999 |
Every grill master has a soft spot for gadgets, the kind of tools that can make a backyard chef feel miles ahead of the cloistered kitchen cook. Here are a few accessories that I have found essential, both to good grilling and to looking cool on the patio. The Chinmney. Evolved from a converted coffee can, the chimney gives charcoal lovers a genuine step-up in convenience , allowing charcoals to become fiery hot within minutes without lighter fluid. There are many makes, but Weber's large capacity and extra handle for lifting make it convenient.