Philacatessen

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

sugar cookies

Philacatessen | Sugar Shortbread Cookies for the Gym Staff — and for Us

It seems a long time ago that something as normal as arranging a gym membership was, well, normal. The world has changed in recent...
granola served in bowl

Philacatessen | Kelsey’s Granola “Cookies”

Until recently, my daughter Kelsey was having the time of her life, spending the semester abroad, studying at the University of Geneva in Switzerland....
chutney salmon cooked

Philacatessen | What to Do with All Those “Gourmet” Condiments

If you are anything like me — and I am guessing you are a bit if you are reading a food blog — you...
Thai Soup

Philacatessen | Thai-Style Chicken Soup

We are big fans of chicken soup. Every time I roast a chicken, which is often, I make a pot of chicken soup with...
dana salad

Philacatessen | Dana Feinberg’s Cucumber and Microgreens Salad

I had a dinner party recently, and a friend asked what she could bring. This can be a thorny question and must be considered...
molten cake

Philacatessen | Molten Chocolate Cakes: Special Dessert for Two

These iconic cakes were all the rage about 10 years ago. It seemed that every restaurant from here to Timbuktu did a version —...
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Philacatessen | ‘Insulated’ Salmon: New Way to Cook a Favorite

At a recent farmers market visit, I struck up a conversation about salmon with the owner of Otolith Seafood, a sustainable seafood company with...
crudite

Philacatessen | Via Locusta: Gourmet Italian off Rittenhouse Square

Via Locusta is a new arrival on the burgeoning gourmet Italian dining scene from a crew with an impressive Philadelphia culinary resume. Husband-and-wife team Michael...
Donut Bread Pudding

Philacatessen | Donut Bread Pudding

I returned from a weekend away during which my son and two of his cousins stayed at my house to find a half-empty box...
souffle cheddar

Philacatessen | Simplest Souffle, Merci Madame Pepin

I am a fan of soufflés. But I am not a fan of the mess they make — four dishes at least by the...