Fresh from the Oven: A Letter from CEO Christina Sterner

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by Frog Commissary

One of the joys of celebrating holidays is remembering our earliest impressions of these festive days. Growing up, the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter marked fasting and reflection. (For us kids fasting meant maybe we would give up candy.) And so Easter was truly a celebration. As a little girl, it was […]

Party in Focus: The Franklin Institute Awards Dinner Planning Process

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By Steve Poses For many years, Frog Commissary has had both the honor and challenge of catering April’s annual Franklin Institute Awards gala, our most important event. We think of it as our annual reminder to The Franklin Institute as to why they keep us around. We’ll go behind the scenes to show you what […]

Sweet Talk: Award-Worthy Desserts

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

Here’s a sneak peek at the sweets that will be served at this year’s Awards Dinner. Butlered Desserts Citrus Granite with rum, pineapple garnish Blueberry lemon streusel Dessert Miniature Station Mini cannoli with lemon ricotta filling, chocolate dipped (and half-finished with pistachio crust) Strawberry mousse parfait with crunchy sliced almonds and strawberry garnish French Chouquette […]

TFI News: The Latest from The Franklin Institute

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes debuts at The Franklin Institute! From the earliest Marvel comic books to original theatrical costumes of Black Panther and Captain America, Marvel’s most iconic comics, costumes and props are on display this spring at The Franklin Institute . Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes premieres in Philadelphia as the East Coast […]

By the Glass: The Days of Wine & Rosés

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By Larry Sterner In case you hadn’t noticed, rosé wine is no longer just a “summer” wine, and we are no longer confined to Portuguese crock bottles or White Zinfandel.  In fact, in other parts of the world, most notably France, rosé has never been just a summer wine. It has always been an integral […]

Local Shopping

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

Meat has long been a staple of the holiday table, and nowhere is this truer than during the spring celebrations of Easter and Passover. If you’re not slicing up a ham, you’re probably dishing out a brisket or leg of lamb. Outside of Whole Foods, here are some of our favorite places to purchase good […]

At Home: Planting an Herb Garden

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By Steve Poses When I started this business some 46 years ago (yikes!), fresh parsley was about all you could get at the grocery store. There were no urban farmer’s markets. Even on the farm, herbs were hardly considered a cash crop. Times (and thymes) sure have changed. With fresh herbs readily available, a caring […]

Seasonal Musings: Green Days

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig The harbingers of warmer days to come, tender greens and sprouts are symbolic enough to be appear on the Passover seder plate (where they are summarily dipped into saltwater “tears” to represent the Jews’ pain in Egypt). But fresh new greens have many other uses on our spring holiday tables, all of […]

The Takeaway: Don’t Fear the Matzo Meal

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig For those who observe Passover and take food seriously, there can be a little trepidation as the holiday approaches. Eating matzo for ten days is meant to be a kind of sacrifice, and truly, it takes a lot of condiments to make a dry, crumbly sheet of the stuff appeal to the […]

The Dish: House-Cured Salmon Gravlax

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary

By John Peralta Curing your own salmon at home is easier than you’d think and very delicious . We’ll be featuring ours—lightly smoked and thinly sliced—as the highlight of our first course during the upcoming The Franklin Institute Awards dinner this year. The most important part of curing salmon at home is to buy fish […]