Food

gazpacho

Philacatessen | Bruschetta ‘Gazpacho’

This is an interesting time of year for cooks. We have the High Holidays, the busyness of back to school and ramping up work...
Cartons of fruit

This Israeli Fizzy Drink Is the Best Way to Use up Summer Fruits

By Rachel Myerson. This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. For locals, one of the only things that makes Tel Aviv summers bearable is Cafe...
smoked turkey

A Smoked Turkey Menu for a Crowd

I had occasion to host several families for dinner recently; the age range spanned 11-55, and there were a few notable food restrictions —...
artichoke cakes plated

Philacatessen | Artichoke Corn Cakes

A friend described these to me recently — her daughter, who is learning to cook, is using meal kits, and a version of this...
lamb burgers with diced tomato and cucumber on pita

Labor Day Barbecue, Mediterranean Style

As summer comes to a sultry end, many people mark the occasion with a Labor Day barbecue. The all-American hamburger and hot dog variety...
Three scones next to two peaches

Philacatessen | Peach Scones

I’m a sucker for any recipe that delivers a shortcut, uses ingredients that otherwise might go to waste and, of course, that tastes good....
a dish of cod with cilantro, potatoes, half a hard boiled egg and olve oil

Portuguese Cod: Delicious, Despite a Tumultuous Past Century

I just spent 10 glorious days in Portugal and, for kosher-style diners, Portugal is all about the fish — cod in particular, although sole,...
two pieces of breaded chicken on a bed of greens

Philacatessen | Breading Method: Dry-Wet-Dry Is Worth the Hassle

Anyone who has read my column for more than three words knows that I am first and foremost a hassle-free cook. If it requires a...
Kofta kebabs on the grill

Kofta Kebabs: Forget the Burger

One day last week I was noodling around the fridge in search of inspiration, and I pulled out a pound of ground beef. Burgers were...
coconut cream, carrot cake and chocolate and vanilla cupcakes in a display case at Cake

Philacatessen | Cake: Stellar Bakery and Café in Chestnut Hill

After a steamy walk in the Wissahickon with an old friend, lunch called my name. The friend, a longtime denizen of Chestnut Hill, suggested...