Philacatessen

slice of honeydew

Philacatessen | Honeydew Arugula Salad With Pickled Onion Dressing

Melons are at their late summer peak now — enjoy them while you can, for too soon they will be gone. I have been overdosing...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
gnudi

Philacatessen | Trip to Olly Should Make Your Jolly

Olly, the latest venture from partners Chris D’Ambro and Marina Olivera, complements the other restaurants in their collection — Southwark, a modern farm-to table...
Rolls of bucatina pasta from the pasta lab

Philacatessen | Pasta Lab, Artisanal Pasta Makers, Adapt Traditional Italian Dish to Kosher Audience

Pasta Lab has become a fixture at many farmers markets in the Philadelphia area. Co-owners Chris Wright and Gina Rubinetti have always been passionate about...

Philacatessen | Simplest No-Bake Dessert Starring Local Fruit

I love a good dessert, but they often involve complex multistep recipes that require hot ovens —which are not conducive to summer’s heat. Not so...
Tod mun pla, or fried fish cakes served with a sweet chili sauce

Philacatessen | Kalaya Thai BYO, Authenticity in Bella Vista

Kalaya Thai Kitchen is the new and buzzing restaurant at Ninth and Catharine streets in South Philadelphia that delivers beautifully presented, authentic Thai dishes...