Philacatessen

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

Chilaquiles: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

0
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

0
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

0
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

1
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

0
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

0
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

0
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...

Cranberry Cake

0
For those of you who still have cranberry sauce or cranberries from Thanksgiving floating around, this cake is a fantastic way to use them. I...

Vegan Rice and Beans

0
With winter comes a craving for warming comfort foods: Think soups, stews and hearty stick-to-your-ribs dishes. But these dishes can often be heavy, meaty and...

Za’atar Flatbread

0
I made this last night to accompany hummus and roasted vegetables. It was a simple add-on to the meal and ended up taking center...