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 about dressing up in my new Easter ensemble, with my spring coat and gloves. Only at this time would my mother curl my long hair with rags, as her mother had done. My grandmother’s house would be redolent with the smell of food in or on the stove—cloves dressing the ham. The sauce for the ravioli. We would all troop to Mass where there were smells of a different kind, of Incense and lilies. The church would be full of light and flowers, a reminder that winter was over and spring was finally here
. Then we’d come home and eat a traditional Italian feast including Torta di Pasqua, a savory pie; roasted ham or lamb; and my grandmother’s homemade ravioli that I’d help her make the day before. Dessert was Torta di Riso, a sweet rice pie and, of course, Easter baskets with colored eggs and candy. read more

Party in Focus: The Franklin Institute Awards Dinner Planning Process

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By Steve Poses read more

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. read more

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! read more

By the Glass: The Days of Wine & Rosés

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By Larry Sterner read more

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 quality meat in the region. read more

At Home: Planting an Herb Garden

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By Steve Poses read more

Seasonal Musings: Green Days

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By Elisa Ludwig read more

The Takeaway: Don’t Fear the Matzo Meal

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By Elisa Ludwig read more

The Dish: House-Cured Salmon Gravlax

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Frog Commissary


By John Peralta read more