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A Kinder Pursuit of Perfection

A Kinder Pursuit of Perfection

Quietly—by today’s standards, at least—Marc Vetri is building an empire that, upon its inception, sparked a citywide revolution and now, spilling—finally—into the suburbs, is threatening to make him a household name. Not that he’ll be fazed by it. By Erica Chayes Fedderly Marc Vetri. The name draws reverence in a number of elite circles: the […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gifts That Keep on Giving

The Gifts That Keep on Giving

With a little foresight and some basic techniques, what’s in season becomes a moot point —at least at the dinner table. By Colin Marsh Unless you preserved them, those luscious tastes of summer—the velvety tomato, the sugary peach and that sweet, sweet ear of corn—are off the table for the next nine or 10 months. […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Dan Semko had an admirable vision: Bring gourmet sausage to the masses. How, exactly, turned out to be the hard part. But, following a winter reboot, the dream’s alive again. Avery Greene Two years back, a new food truck rolled into South Philly and ignited a sensation amid what was becoming an increasingly competitive and […]

March 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Do Try This at Home

Do Try This at Home

Amateur home cooks are fast becoming every bit as passionate about the food they serve as the gifted pros who are being elevated to rock star status. Four serious-minded hobbyists invited us into their kitchens to share their inspirations and what they’re learning along the way. By Erika Jaeger-Smith Chris O’Connell Reporter, FOX 29 | […]

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tracing that Irresistible Aroma

Tracing that Irresistible Aroma

Thousands are letting their growling stomachs steer them toward off-the-radar pockets of Philadelphia, where they’re being rewarded with dirt-cheap, innovative fare. By Scott Edwards After several months of wading through permit applications and negotiating with an endless cast—city officials, neighborhood leaders, small business owners and vendors, for starters—the debut of Night Market Philadelphia met a […]

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
More Than The Restaurant Next Door: The Farmer’s Daughter

More Than The Restaurant Next Door: The Farmer’s Daughter

The Farmer’s Daughter at the historic Normandy Farms in Blue Bell is chef Corey Fair’s realization of a true farm-to-table restaurant. Fair himself grew up on a ranch in Texas and understands the importance of knowing where the food on one’s table is from and how it got to be there. This is why he […]

April 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Foo Dynasty

The Foo Dynasty

In 1973, the Foo family opened a Main Line eatery that was a sandwich shop by day and a Chinese restaurant by night. Since then, branches of this family tree have spread. Today, third-generation restaurateur Chris Foo owns Hunan in Ardmore and his aunt, Susanna Foo, owns Susanna Foo’s Gourmet Kitchen in Radnor. While the […]

February 7, 2011 | By | Reply More