Philacatessen

Recipes, gift ideas, restaurant reviews and food news from around the Delaware Valley.

Smoked Fish Dip

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This evokes a whitefish salad-type vibe, which seems appropriate for a break the fast meal. The recipe makes about 1¼ cups of dip. Depending...

Sciue Sciue Pasta

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“Sciue, Sciue” is a term in the Neapolitan dialect that translates as “hurry, hurry.” True to its name, the dish is a snap to...

Creamed Corn, a Heavenly Summer Indulgence

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Sweet corn is in season for a relatively short time and should be enjoyed to the max. I am happy to gnaw it right...

Smoked Salmon Summer Salad

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This dish came together as a delicious, healthy lunch, which I then made again and again for the next three days — it was...

Cocktail: The “Kelsey”

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We were lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks at the beach this summer. During our time there, we enjoyed a kicked-back happy...

Black Olive String Beans

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This simple dish was a highlight of dinner recently — and that’s quite a feat considering it shared the table with grilled halibut. I had...

Dijon Dill Potato Salad

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Potato salad is one of those dishes that, regardless of how it’s made, is generally pretty fabulous. The indulgent, traditional Jewish deli version, lashed with...

Backyard Happy Hour

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As the area has gone from red to yellow to green, guidelines remain in place for social distancing. Small outdoor gatherings remain the norm,...

The Prettiest Salad Ever

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These days, gardens are bursting with color, providing a visual feast. But I recently discovered that certain flowers are edible and add an intoxicating...

Icebox Cake ala Francaise

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This cake sparked my interest a few weeks back when I saw it written up in the Sunday New York Times. Known as a...