Chef Luke Palladino has spent the last couple of years scouting out potential Philadelphia locations, but one hotbed area seemed to capture his eyes: East Passyunk Avenue.
Having seen numerous Internet-based braided bread recipes lately, Tina Garceau noted she was itching to craft one and called upon asparagus, always a spring favorite, to yield what she considers a “rustic” loaf.
Philabundance, 3616 S. Galloway St., is throwing the fourth annual Cupcake Smash 2 to 5 p.m. April 26 in the Piazza at Schmidts.
Last week’s snow and bitter temperatures kept me in the kitchen for several hours each day. I simmered a big pot of meatballs, roasted a chicken, made chicken soup with the chicken bones and changed the salads and side dishes to keep mealtimes interesting.
Valentine’s Day weekend begins tomorrow, and restaurants throughout the city will be serving up luscious fare with a side of romance.
On the second day of Chinese New Year, I switched on PBS and watched Martha Stewart prepare pho. She filled a big stockpot with marrow bones, ox tails, fatty brisket, spices and stock and allowed it to simmer for several hours.