Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777

Stephanie Singer

Bubbi Project Blogger

In 2009, Annie Baum Stein and her husband, Mauro Daigle, opened their first market on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. Three years later, in May 2012, they expanded into Center City with a cafe in the newly renovated, gorgeous Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. “It's been an awesome adventure!” Baum Stein exclaimed. 

As we sat in her cafe with a plate of cheese and beer during one of the café’s “Pairings on the Parkway” events that take place on Thursday afternoons, I asked a few questions about her connection to food and business.


There’s one motto I always follow, “Ask and you shall receive.” It seems like Rabbi Yehuda Shemtov of Chabad Lubavitch of Bucks County abides by a similar code.

His inaugural Bubby’s Cook-Off event, held at Vie on North Broad Street, was a huge success mainly because it united several of his friends who also happen to be our city’s top talents: Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Nicole Cashman, President of the public relations firm Cashman...


We've listed a bunch of really fun events celebrating Tu B'Shevat on our holiday calendar page, even one at the new Creekside COOP in Elkins Park. It's also fun to host your own seder and it can be fairly easy. All you need are dried fruits, nuts and wine.  


In the world of food, it is an exciting time to be living in Philadelphia. Between mutiple James Beard Award winners and a locally-based Iron Chef, it's safe to say that we’ve long outgrown our "cheesesteak" status.

So, it’s fitting that our recent accomplishments be documented in a bound cookbook: Philadelphia Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Brotherly Love by April White.

White describes what's happening in our city today as a "restaurant renaissance." 



Eat and support a nonprofit organization at the same time! The Friendship Circle of Philadelphia Region-North has enlisted several of the area's finest chefs to face off in an inagural "Bubby’s Cook-Off" competition on Jan. 23. 



Through this new collaboration with the Jewish Exponent, find a fresh view of the Philadelphia region’s food scene. Stay connected with the Bubbi Project as blogger Stephanie Singer dishes opinions and ideas on holiday meals, features restaurants that you MUST try, interviews chefs and guides you on ways to create healthy eating habits.

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