Fresh From the Oven: A Letter From Frog Commissary CEO Christina Sterner

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

‘Tis the season for gathering with loved ones. Steve and I just came back from London where we went to celebrate birthdays. The trip served as a needed respite after the intensity of the election. London is a vibrant food and arts town, as good if not better than NY. We explored the wonderful range […]

The Latest from The Franklin Institute

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

This season, The Franklin Institute features two new and exciting exhibits, Jurassic World: The Exhibition and Robot Revolution, supported by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company. 2016 has been an incredible year at The Franklin Institute with the opening of two revolutionary traveling exhibits that will inspire and intrigue the whole family. […]

Local Shopping

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Whether you’re playing host or guest, great baked goods are essential during the holiday season. You can make sure you’re offering something memorable when you buy from one of these exceptional Philadelphia bakeries. Essen While many local Jewish bakeries can produce a good challah, Essen Bakery on Passyunk Avenue offers a full spread of traditional […]

The Equipped Kitchen

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

It’s easy to get seduced by every seasonal catalog that comes to the door, but as The New York Times recently revealed, the list of tools the average home cook needs is small but essential. A few high quality knives, a couple of skillets, a good pot, some baking sheets and tools including measuring spoons, […]

By the Glass by Larry Sterner

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Every year around holiday time the question arises: What are the best wines to serve with special dinners? These meals now go well beyond the usual roast, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  Dedicated home cooks are producing flavorful and creative side dishes with hints of Asian and European flavors. This can make for a fabulous and […]

At Home: Trimming the Tree with Potato Latkes by Steve Poses

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

I married into Christina’s family some ten years ago. And while I love her for who she is, I also love her for her holidays. I’m Jewish of Eastern-European heritage. Christina is Catholic— a veritable melting pot of English, Scotch, Irish and German on her father’s side and decidedly Italian on her mother’s side. In […]

Party in Focus by Tara Lyons

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Our catering team has the good fortune of coming into work every day where the primary objective and passion is to help people celebrate.  Through the year we are planning, executing and serving hundreds of celebrations, each special in their way. On the evening of October 17th, Frog Commissary had reason for an important celebration […]

The Dish by Chef Christopher Greway

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Cooking duck breast is a very rewarding autumn activity. The richness of the meat lends itself well to the season and duck pairs well with other fall staples like apples and braised red cabbage—a combination we offer on our fall menu at Frog Commissary. However, many home cooks find the prospect of making duck at […]

Seasonal Musings by Elisa Ludwig

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by Frog Commissary

Getting a roast and six side dishes to the table on time is certainly a challenge, but at least there are precedents for what to cook. This time of year, the bigger question might be what to serve the overnight guests that turn up in your kitchen. As with any holiday entertaining for a crowd, […]