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Archive: December, 2012

LaBan's 2012 food adventures

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 4:00 AM
Inquirer critic Craig LaBan enjoyed food-related travels in 2012, venturing to such spots as Belgium to watch the brewing of a special beer, to New York's Outer Boroughs for a look at ethnic dining, and closer to home, to the Pine Barrens, for soulful Mexican cuisine. Here's a look back: Long... Read more

Wawa in 2012: A few numbers

Monday, December 24, 2012, 3:00 AM
Wawa, the Delco-based convenience-store chain, shared some 2012 numbers: More than 190 million cups of coffee served More than 4,000 tons of ice in frozen blended beverages More than 50,000 makery muffins and pretzels served to the participants of the annual Mother’s Day Komen Race for the... Read more

Bark the herald angels sing

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 9:29 AM
At ICanCookThat, that blogger Kaitlin goes to Baked Bree, and comes up with ideas for that sweet holiday treat, chocolate bark. Rice Krispies cereal goes in between the layers to add a little bit of extra crunch to the bark. See the recipe, shown step by step, here. Read more

Christmas cookies gone gluten-free

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 5:30 PM
No one should have to go through the holidays without having at least one Christmas cookie; even those who eat a gluten-free diet. “When Thanksgiving ends and the holiday season officially begins, seemingly earlier than the year before, the pumpkin pies and cranberry scones disappear in favor... Read more

For Manayunk's Bruce Cooper, a rite of Christmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 4:16 PM
Homebound seniors in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, Germantown, and parts of North Philly will enjoy a holiday feast on Sunday, Dec. 23, thanks to chef Bruce Cooper of Jake’s & Cooper’s Wine Bar in Manayunk, who will again join forces with Journey’s Way, North Light Community... Read more

Philly's 9 biggest dining trends of 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 4:04 PM
Prix-fixe dining, offal, liquor on tap, and the rise of ramen are three of the trends spotted by Danya Henninger,'s Philly contributor. Catch her report here. Read more

Good lord! Bacon mayo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:15 PM
We love our bacon. We love our mayo. Put 'em together and you have bacon-infused mayonnaise from the Empire Mayonnaise Co., whose product description says: "We have a hard time not eating this straight out of the jar. Use as you would bacon, on egg sandwiches, burgers, salads, baked potatoes. Try... Read more

Eye-eye-aye! Watch that champagne cork!

Monday, December 17, 2012, 1:11 PM
Perhaps Philadelphia sports fans have little reason to celebrate with bubbly, but we're coming into New Year's Eve and its attendent champagne-cork popping. The American Academy of Ophthalmology says uncontrolled champagne corks fly fast enough to shatter glass, and can also cause serious eye injuries... Read more

It's not 'rocket fuel'

Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:37 PM
Jason Wilson, Table Matters blogger, acquired his taste for aquavit, or the "water of life," in Copenhagen, Denmark. He would drink it ice cold in a small glass paired with a traditional open-faced, rye-bread sandwich piled with smoked salmon, pickled herring or smoked eel. Returning to the United... Read more

'Belles at Belle': Female chefs' night out

Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:09 AM
Restaurants used to be a men's-only club. But that is changing. On Friday, Dec. 21 starting at 9 p.m., chefs Christina Martin (Vedge, Village Belle and Blackfish) and Jennifer Choplin (Watkins Drinkery and the ill-fated Butcher & the Brewer) are throwing a holiday bash for female chefs and industry... Read more
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