When I moved in June to Philadelphia, I did have a few things on my must-do-first list, and highlighted on that list was to finally have an espresso with Philly’s own Christina Pirello. We met on a rainy day at the Italian market in Christina’s favorite coffee shop, Anthony’s, and we talked and talked like […]
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes by Pastry chef, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Fran Costigan. She is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her scrumptious creations lack nothing—except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake… and eat it.
My Phillly friends rave about MOM’s Organic Markets. In fact, they actually drive out to the Cherry Hill, NJ, and in Bryn Mawr, PA, just to shop at MOM’s. I wondered why, since Philly is not market challenged with two Whole Foods, a Trader Joe, Essene, and Penn Herb, plus lots of other markets I’m […]
Labor Day weekend in the U.S. is thought of as the last big holiday of the summer, and as such, it’s a popular weekend for cookouts and pool parties. I don’t have a pool or a BBQ, but I do have a grill pan in my kitchen, a terrace, and friends and family willing to taste […]
Dynise Balcavage and I met in person at Vida Vegan Con and I was smitten. With her joie de vivre, I knew I just had to spend more time with Madame Balcavage, who shares her Philadelphia home with three former stray cats. Lately, Dynise has been spending some time showing me around her city – and now […]