Philacatessen

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

Ginger-Garlic-Sesame Bok Choy

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This recipe is so simple and so delicious. I bought two bunches of bok choy at the farmers market last week, and this ended up being the perfect way to prepare it.

Erica Pais’ Cardamom Blondies

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Local pastry chef and baking instructor Erica Pais credits her mother with forecasting her destiny as a pastry professional.

Chimichurri Flank Steak

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I recently bought a jar of Jezabel’s jezabelscafe.com/  Chimichurri Sauce at the Sisterly Love Food Fair facebook.com/Sisterly-Love-Citywide-Food-Fair-105088188102542/. Chimichurri is a traditional Argentine condiment made from...

Chilaquiles: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

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Chilaquiles are a typical Mexican dish that, like many traditional dishes, have a conflicting history. Some sources say chilaquiles date back to the Aztecs and...

String Bean Onion Vinaigrette

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This dish came together as a last-minute addition to a dinner that was looking rather thin and in need of another side. The larder...

Polo with Bread Tah Dig

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Polo (pronounced po-LOH) is a traditional Persian rice dish that has a lot going for it — it presents beautifully at the table, it...

Boilo: Pennsylvania Coal Country’s Winter Warming Wassail

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We’ve talked before about the pivot to serving warm beverages for outdoor winter gatherings as a way to socialize safely through the pandemic: jewishexponent.com/2020/12/31/hot-beverages-for-winter-socials/. Recently,...

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

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These cookies are wonderfully simple, but also rather sophisticated. The more-than-normal quantity of vanilla they contain delivers a fantastically rich flavor and an unexpectedly...

Bang-for-your-buck Black Beans

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This dish was an add-on to a Mexican-style short rib dinner we had recently. We were about 30 minutes from serving and my husband...

‘Clean Out the Larder’ Soup

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This time of year we tend to crave hearty, warming dishes. For many, that means meaty stews, roasts and casseroles. But health (and waistlines) dictate...