The Dish: Cook brisket like you mean it

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig   Of the crowd-accommodating cuts of meat brisket is one of the easiest to make and the most forgiving, with mostly passive cooking time. Yet too many of us have suffered the fate of a gray and lackluster meat or overly soupy gravy on the holiday table. Thankfully, Steve’s recipe is here […]

TFI News: The latest from the Franklin Institute

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

Special exhibits and fun for the entire family await this holiday season at The Franklin Institute. Travel back in time to ancient China for Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor and witness 2000-year-old artifacts on loan from Xi’an, China. Five years in the making, this extraordinary exhibition features 10 life-size clay statues and more than […]

The Takeaway: A Sunday snack that’s a true game changer

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Steve Poses   The Philadelphia Eagles have upped their game and are driving straight for the playoffs. If you’re a fan, that means that you, too, have to take these upcoming game days to the championship level. We recently adapted this fun and crowd-pleasing recipe from one that Frog Commissary GM Mike Boris loves. […]

Seasonal Musings: Getting to the root of winter cooking

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig   Hairy, bumpy and misshapen, root vegetables are not glamourous. But these underground kitchen workhorses are ideal for hearty meals, especially in the pre-green months . Often relegated to prepackaged soup kits or the forlorn corners of the supermarket shelf, they deserve a bigger place on the plate, especially in households trying […]

Sweet Talk: A guide to Philly-made candy

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig   ’Tis the season for getting in a tizzy. When social invitations start piling up it can be difficult to remember to grab a host gift in time. Here are some fine local choices for chocolates that will please your people.   Marcie Blaine 108 S. 13th St., 215.546. 8700 The chef/mastermind […]

On the Road: Steve’s dispatches from Paris and Toronto

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

We all know that, as they say, the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree. I’ve been traveling and dining well with my son Noah since he was a tyke. When he was 12, he ate sweetbreads in London. It’s maybe not a surprise, then, that Noah is currently making a career in food, as […]

Party In Focus: An anniversary dinner for two

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

Like many couples on their wedding night, Defne Amado and her husband Reza Madani were too busy greeting guests and twirling on the dance floor in The Franklin Institute’s Franklin Hall to fully enjoy the multicourse meal prepared by Frog Commissary catering. Both missed the dessert (“my favorite!” Amado says) and Madani never got to […]

By The Glass: Mulled wines to keep winter warm

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

By Larry Sterner   Back in March, I wrote about the history of punch and how modern imbibers have rediscovered it. I’m revisiting this beverage category, this time focusing on the seasonal punches served around Christmas and New Year’s. There are many from all over the world but I will focus here on two heart […]

Fresh From the Oven: A letter from Frog Commissary CEO Christina Sterner

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by Frog Commissary

by Christina Sterner    Greetings as another year comes to an end. I’m not sure any of us could have imagined all of the uncertainty that this year brought. It was a year of great upheaval but also some positive social change. Especially this time of year, and especially in 2017, there’s great comfort in returning […]