The Dish: Cook brisket like you mean it

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… Read More

TFI News: The latest from the Franklin Institute

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Seasonal Musings: Getting to the root of winter cooking

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… Read More

Sweet Talk: A guide to Philly-made candy

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… Read More

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

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.… Read More

Party In Focus: An anniversary dinner for two

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… Read More

By The Glass: Mulled wines to keep winter warm

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Seasonal Musings: Make your flowers blossom

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… Read More