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I’m an Ambassador!

The Reading Terminal Market, Philly’s gustatory mecca, has launched a new “Ambassador” program to help shoppers and diners navigate the aisles. In response to research that revealed a need for more customer assistance in navigating...

Searching for Israeli Cuisine

One recent Saturday evening, my husband and I found ourselves unencumbered by social obligations, teenager demands or hosting responsibilities and landed at the theatre viewing the documentary film Searching for Israeli Cuisine, featuring Philly’s own...

Venison Ragu

I continue to explore the wonderful world of venison. Today’s post employs kosher venison sausage to deliver a simple, hearty pasta sauce. This recipe is a version of a Marc Vetri signature dish. His is...

A New Way to Cook Fish

I’ve been cooking and eating for more years than I care to share, and have taught, researched and written about food professionally for more than a decade. Given these facts, I’m always thrilled to...

Ristorante Panorama Hosts Passover Seder

Ristorante Panorama, the award-winning Italian restaurant located in the Penns View Hotel in Old City is hosting seders this year. The restaurant is offering an Italian take on the traditional Passover dinner with a kosher-style...

Local Strawberries About to Arrive

Local strawberries, those juicy, sweet harbingers of spring, will be arriving soon in area markets. We already are starting to see berries from the southern U.S., which are the next best thing to those grown...

Liquid Chocolate, Liquid Love

A recent discovery has me in a swoon. My husband took me, after a casual dinner at Capofitto, to Shane’s Candy at 110 Market St. I was griping — “It’s cold. I’m tired. We’re at Capofitto,...

Raw Beet Slaw

In my ongoing effort to eat a diverse array of local produce — which is tough this time of year — I landed on beets. Root vegetables have an outside chance of originating closer to...

Malaysian-ish Carrots

As we wait, eagerly, for early spring’s produce, we continue to need produce in our diets. I attempt to eat as much local produce as possible, but that is nearly impossible this time of year....

Plant Pure: New Vegan, Kosher Option in Center City

Plant Pure, a bright new café located at 1115 Walnut St., lives by its slogan, “Good for you. Good for the Earth.” The whole food, plant-based menu offers an impressive variety of flavors and dishes...