Seasonal Musings: Make your flowers blossom

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig   The arrival of spring this year has been more of an ongoing process than a definitive shift in seasons, but now that it’s finally here to stay—we think!—it’s time to celebrate all things green and growing. We know no better way to do that than through cooking with flowers. First and […]

At Home: Sampling Ceviche in the Galapagos Islands

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Steve Poses   As a storm buried Philadelphia in snow and ice, Christina and I landed on the equator, 600 miles out in the Pacific. We stepped off our zodiac, a small boat that shuttled us from our “mother ship,” and into a barren moonscape formed millions of years ago. We’d come to the […]

By the Glass: Punches are trending again, and here’s why

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Larry Sterner   For the children of the 1950s and 1960s, the idea of a party drink known as  “punch” conjures visions of a large cut-glass bowl with matching cups hanging off of the circumference. Inside, a colorful swamp of fizzy liquid swirled around floating orange wheels and an iceberg of lime “sherbert,” as […]

Sweet Talk: Dessert for a crowd the easy way

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

A few easy (and seasonal) ways to serve dessert to guests at home   For some home cooks entertaining a crowd, it’s enough to get a first and second course on the table—homemade dessert may seem like a bridge too far. No matter. It’s incredibly easy to take shortcuts and still come away looking classy […]

The Takeaway: An Easter lamb dish to end all Easter lamb dishes

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig   If your family is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of a humdrum store-bought ham, Steve’s recipe for leg of lamb rolled up with briny anchovies, tender artichokes and fragrant fennel will reinvigorate their Easter appetites. We suggest serving with roast potatoes, garlic aioli and that other springtime classic, asparagus. Roast Boneless […]

Party in Focus: Frog preps for a legendary annual party

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

It’s the biggest annual event on Frog’s catering calendar, and one of the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive science galas. The Awards Ceremony Dinner, to be held this year on May 4th, always promises spectacular food, live music and honors for the greatest minds in the fields of science, engineering and business. “The Franklin Institute […]

TFI News: The Franklin Institute Awards

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

Philadelphia has a long history of leading innovation, generating new and progressive ideas, and making those ideas a reality—a legacy set forth by Benjamin Franklin.  The Franklin Institute Awards have publicly recognized and encouraged outstanding accomplishments in science and technology on an international level since the Institute was founded in 1824, and they are recognized […]

Community News: Where to source edible flowers in the region

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

To find edible fresh flowers, visit the produce section of Whole Foods, farmer’s markets, or Fair Food Farmstand and Iovine Brothers in the Reading Terminal Market. Of course, you can always grow your own—just remember not to spray them with any kind of chemicals. Never pick flowers not your own to eat and make sure […]