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Turkey Pot Pie

This is a great way to repurpose leftover turkey, and also to use some of the surplus vegetables that you may have bought and not consumed for Thanksgiving. If you have managed to make turkey...

One-Pot Chicken Dinner

This meal came together through necessity and luck. I had returned from a trip, needed to provide a dinner that night, and was stuck behind my computer in my home office pushing out a...

Hummusology Brings Tel Aviv to Philly with New Brunch Menu

Hummusology, an authentic kosher hummusiya in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, is now offering a traditional Israeli-style prix fixe weekend brunch for two. The menu, reasonably priced at $27, includes: Shakshuka: two...

Restaurant Features Roman Jewish Cuisine

Gran Caffe L’Aquila, an authentic Italian eatery near Rittenhouse Square, is offering a special menu featuring Jewish cuisine of the Roman ghetto. Roman Jewish cuisine emerged from innovative “nonnas” who made do with homegrown vegetables,...

Lemon-Roasted Broccoli

This dish was described to me by a friend at a dinner last week. She told me that she struggled to get her family to eat vegetables, but since she started making this recipe...

Balsamic-Roasted Carrots

As fall arrives (finally) and the season’s harvest begins to appear in markets and grocery stores, our natural tendency toward comfort foods and warmer, heartier dishes takes hold. This means stews and soups and casseroles,...

What to Do with a Glut of Late-Season Peaches

Last week, my favorite farmer, Dave from Beechwood Orchards, brought the last of his peach harvest to the Headhouse Farmers Market. He posted signs all over his booth saying “Free Peaches” and explained to everyone...

Welcome, Walnut Street Café

Walnut Street Café, the stylish, bright all-day dining venue at the base of the FMC Tower at 2929 Walnut St., is a welcome addition to the Philly Phood scene. Whether you are stopping in for...

Asian Fusion Restaurant Worth the Trip to Fishtown

Cheu Fishtown is nontraditionally delicious. It’s Asian fusion — I spotted elements of Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern, Burmese, Thai and Indian cuisines on the relatively small menu. There are Jewish influences, too, including brisket and...

I’m a Toum Raider

In the spirit of my new year, new discovery theme, I have found a new favorite condiment: toum. Used in Lebanese cuisine, it is an alchemistic mix of oil, garlic, lemon and salt whipped to...