I’ve been on a bit of a cooking kick lately, dutifully clipping the most delicious-sounding recipes in my monthly issue of Cooking Light and—and here’s the kicker—actually following through and making said recipes for healthy, delicious weeknight dinners.
In between all the cooking mayhem happening in my kitchen, I started doing some research on other sources for good recipes. That’s when I started noticing something: Philly authors and chefs have a pretty solid showing in the healthy-cookbook department, with a few just-released ones grabbing headlines in local and national media.
Here are four healthy cookbooks by Philly authors I’m definitely adding to my kitchen arsenal.
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Happy fourth birthday to Sweet Freedom Bakery! We love them so much, we gave them a shout out in our Best of Be Well print issue last year. (Their gluten-free cinnamon doughnuts are out of this WORLD.)
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A look around the other Philadelphia magazine blogs finds a bunch of posts that caught our attention, most notably, Tony Luke is looking to make a comedy movie about Mummer’s culture through the eyes of a gay man and his drag queen boyfriend.
Matt Levin is out of the Rubb project but says he’s looking to get his Masano project back on track. Former Eagle Jon Runyan is back in as an investor. Levin neither confirms nor denies that Coquette could be the location. [The Insider]
Cafe Comptoir will be coming to Chase Utley’s Washington Square condo lobby just as soon as Jared Stafford-Hill raises the last of the money he needs to open. [Grub Street]
Harry the K’s at Citizens Bank Park may not live on perpetually, a dispute has between the Harry Kalas estate and the Phillies threatens the name of the ballpark restaurant. [Philly Gossip]
GQ’s Alan Richman picks America’s five best desserts and Osteria’s Cannoli with Torrone Semifreddo makes the list. [GQ]
Former Monk’s chef Adam Glickman has landed at Jose Pistola’s but no title has been assigned. A chef from a Belgian restaurant heading to a Mexican spot, can you say mussels with chorizo? We knew that you could. [Meal Ticket]
Sweet Freedom Bakery, Philadelphia’s first gluten-free vegan bakery is set to open Friday at 1424 South Street. [@sfbakery]
Du Jour Commerce Square is now open at 20th and Market. [Restaurant Club]
Pam Anderson will be hosting the grand opening of 360 at the Parx Casino in Bensalem on Saturday, January 23rd. [Philadelphia Inquirer]