The Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is the largest and oldest flower show in the world. I always enjoy attending this marvelous event where professional horticulturalists force flowers to bloom indoors, filling the air with an intoxicating scent.
Kristian Leuzzi is sitting at one of the tables inside Stogie Joe’s Tavern while the patrons in the adjoining room enjoy a late afternoon lunch. Unlike some of his East Passyunk Avenue neighbors, he doesn’t have any international culinary experiences or James Beard Award nominations associated with his name.
There is little doubt that Pennsauken, N.J. resident Fran Hyman enjoys a little creativity in the kitchen. This week’s offering, Carne di Maiale asse Vitello Piccata, is a perfect example.
n honor of Read Across America Week, the yearly occasion honoring that famous children’s author Dr. Seuss, the family-friendly Pop Shop in Collingswood, N.J. is hosting a series of events.
Caldo verde is the national soup of Portugal. It is made with shredded kale, potatoes, onions and sausages. I never heard of it until I received a copy of the “Food of Portugal” by Jean Anderson many years ago. At that time, it was the only cookbook on Portuguese cuisine published in English.
Now that 2014 is here, it’s time to forgo the rich food and fancy desserts and settle in for some comfort food. For me, this means pizza.
Unless you have been living deep in the Australian Outback, you know I adore French food. I’ve stated I would love to retire in Provence. Olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs form the foundation for simple fare that borders on peasant food. These are the dishes that please me.