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fish with toum and olives

Spring Menu, Not Quite Ready for Grill Time

We had a mini-reunion of my husband’s college roommates a few weeks back; it was great fun to reconnect and, of course, none of...

Philacatessen | Isot BYOB a Turkish Find in Bella Vista

Isot chef/owner Fatih Kekec moved to the U.S. in 2001 from his native Turkey to bring his culinary heritage and passion to Philadelphia. His profession...
Traditional chicken salad.

Salads for Dinner

As the weather becomes warmer and our thoughts turn to summer, we often lighten up our diets. This may be a result of smaller appetites...

Book Reviews | The 100 Most Jewish Foods and The Brisket Chronicles

By Adam Reinherz Two Books Are Tasty Treats The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse Artisan The Brisket Chronicles Steven Raichlen Workman Give the gourmand steak au poivre...
a bowl of sour cream and a bowl of brown sugar alongside halved strawberries

Philacatessen | Brown Sugar Sour Cream

I recently had this deceptively simple sauce at a brunch. My sister hosted the extended family, and her bountiful buffet contained a French toast...
Two mimosas to serve with a Mother's Day brunch

How to Make an Easy Mother’s Day Brunch

Several years ago, my granddaughter gave me a picture frame for Mother’s Day. She’d decorated it with sequins, pompoms and stars. Inside is a photo...
Menu board at Mamouns Falafel

Philacatessen | Mamoun’s Falafel a Great Addition to the Middle Eastern Food Scene

  Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York institution since 1971, now has nine locations — the latest one in our fair city. Situated on the corner of...
Cream of asparagus soup

It Is Easy Being Green

With spring arriving and sprouts sprouting, my thoughts turn naturally to things green. While it is still early for local produce, I have embraced...
pureed soup

Philacatessen | Winter to Spring Vegan Soup

Like many of us, I am thrilled to bid adieu to winter and embrace the spring. But sometimes spring has a false start, and...

Social Alchemy Dinner

I was recently invited to dinner at the home of a friend who was aiming to create some social alchemy. She invited eight women...