Lacroix, the luxe restaurant inside the Rittenhouse Hotel headed by chef Jon Cichon, is celebrating more than just their new spring menu. Cichon and his team will be taking a trip to New York’s famed James Beard House in June, and they’re celebrating at home with a return of their vegetable-focused, outdoor pop-up restaurant, Aubergine.
Chef Jose Andres is kind of a big deal.
Actually, Jose Andres is kind of a huge deal. The Spanish-born chef behind such concepts as minibar and Jaleo in D.C., China Poblano in Vegas and Tres in L.A., he trained with Ferran Adria at El Bulli, has won just about every award there is to win, and is (more or less) the guy who formalized the small plates concept in the United States. He is one of the best-known chefs in the world, a serious rock star, and guess where he was yesterday?
In a basement at the University of Pennsylvania, talking about vegetables.
We’ve endured the unpredictable weather and incapacitating allergies that come along with spring for long enough and we are finally coming out on the other side … alive! Our reward? Sweet, sweet summer produce. And lucky for you, there are a slew of farmers’ markets — we’ve rounded up a whopping 81 for you to choose from in Philly and the ‘burbs! — for you to get your hands on seasonal fruits and veggies. If you’re smart, you’ll snag a few baked goods while you’re there, too. See the full rundown below. Read more »
If you were planning on cracking open some frozen veggies for dinner tonight, make sure to check the label: CRF Frozen Foods has recalled 15 frozen vegetable products due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. As the company states on its website, the organism can lead to serious health risks among young children, the elderly, those with weak immune systems and pregnant women. Read more »
In theory, the farmers’ market sounds like a lovely place to spend your Sunday morning.
And it should be. It could be. Sometimes it is. It’s a great opportunity to meet the hard-working people who grow your food, and if you have a lot of thoughts about tomatoes, there’s nowhere else you should be. Read more »
Here’s one more reason to load up your dinner plate up with heirloom tomatoes tonight: A new study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology found that folks who eat more fruits and vegetables report feeling more creative and curious, and also feel a greater sense of purpose and engagement than those who skimp on their bananas and broccoli. Who knew veggies could get so, well, deep?
One of the most exciting things about spring’s arrival is the bounty of wonderful foods that come along with it. For me, spring has truly sprung once the farmers’ market has less potatoes and more, well, color. In anticipation of all the good veggies that will be filling our shopping carts in the coming weeks, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite vitamin-packed spring vegetables, plus eight delicious recipes for you to whip up. Happy spring, friends!