Legend has it that Julius Caesar, while invading Gaul, invented the idea of cooking a rooster in wine and local herbs after locals sent him the bird bearing a “Bon Appétit” message around its neck.
Count Christina Pullo among the believers in the saying that cheese goes well with everything.
The clock on the summer barbecue season is quickly ticking down to its final weeks, but don’t spend too much time staring at that glossy calendar on the fridge.
Years ago, Broadway-bound musicals and plays used to “try out” in a few cities, especially in Philadelphia. Writers, actors and directors would work out the kinks before the New York City debut.
September is a glorious month in Philadelphia. The deep blue cloudless sky and cool mornings are a welcome change from the dog days of summer.
I am not sure why chef Paul Martin came to Philadelphia, but I am sure glad he did. He brought tasty authentic Louisiana cooking to Queen Village-based Catahoula, Strangelove’s and now Mamou.