The Takeaway

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

This revelatory Pumpkin Mousse recipe became one of the smudgier, most commonly dog-eared pages owners of the original Frog Commissary Cookbook back in the 1970s and 1980s. The airy texture and delicate sweetness will win over any pumpkin pie skeptics while ending the meal on a decidedly lighter note. Try it this year and it just might […]

Sweet Talk: Pie Eyed

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

It’s officially pie time, but unless you’ve perfected your crust or have a signature filling that would make Paul Hollywood drool, there’s no reason to labor over a slab of dough . There are many great bakeries in the region, and we encourage you to find your favorite and patronize it this holiday season. Here’s […]

Seasonal Musings: Retro Comforts

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig Your family may very well be embracing upside-down or spatchcocked turkeys, miso butter gravy and Brussels sprouts tart tatin. But no matter how forward-eating the crowd, there’s always room for something familiar, even old-school in the mix. At the holiday table, people take comfort in the foods they grew up with . […]

On the Road – A Half Dozen Dublin Restaurants

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

Christina and I recently spent time in Dublin. It was a to-and-from transit spot for a longer trip to Sicily. Since far more readers are likely to visit Dublin than Sicily – and because, frankly, we were somewhat disappointed in Sicily’s restaurants, I’ve decided to focus on the Irish portion of our trip here. In […]

Party in Focus: Vikings

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

On Wednesday, October 10, The Franklin Institute ushered in the North American premiere of its newest blockbuster exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend, with a gala event worthy of the bravest seafarers. On view in the exhibition are hundreds of artifacts from ancient Northern Europe, a full-size replica Viking ship, games, mythology and more. From 6 […]

By the Glass: Riesling: The World’s Noblest Grape (and Most Underrated Holiday Dinner Wine)

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

by Larry Sterner Let’s be honest: The most important activity during the holiday season is eating. We gather around a table with our friends and family and eat and talk and talk and eat. But what’s the best wine for these cozy, convivial gatherings? The answer is Riesling, a wine that was first cultivated in […]

Fresh from the Oven: A Letter from CEO Christina Sterner

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

We can’t believe it, either, but this year, Frog Commissary is celebrating its 45th anniversary. We’re proud of our history as a long-running family-owned business in Philadelphia, and we’ve included some fond visual flashbacks in this issue. We’re especially proud that our flagship restaurants, Frog and The Commissary, were founded to provide a gathering place over food […]

TFI News: Here’s what’s new at The Franklin Institute!

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

This fall and winter, experience Vikings: Beyond the Legend, the largest-ever collection of Vikings era artifacts to visit North America . On display through March 3, Vikings is an immersive exhibition that reveals fresh insights through the latest archaeological discoveries showing the evolution of Viking age, and providing a more accurate portrayal of the Vikings […]

The Dish

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Frog Commissary

Served at the Vikings exhibition opening gala at The Franklin Institute, Chef John Perralta’s short rib braise wowed the crowds with its rich plum vinegar-spiked sauce. Try it at home and you’ll be ready to write your own saga. Sweet and Sour Short Rib Fricassee Yields 4 portions ¼ cup canola or blended oil (half olive […]