The 2013 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Frog Commissary

  Every April, itís all hands on deck as the Frog Commissary team prepares for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. This year was no exception as team members from all departments came together to make the 2013 gala a fabulous success . Created in 1824, […]

Science in the kitchen

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by Frog Commissary

Chef David demonstrates some Kitchen Science during the annual Science Festival. An induction burner uses an electromagnetic field to create heat for cooking. The burner itself never gets hot . The cooking takes place when the electromagnetic field in the burner excites the electromagnetic field in the pan causing the pan to get hot.

Buongiorno Roma – Steve blogs about his trip to Italy

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by Frog Commissary

Campo dií Fiori, Rome Tucked in amongst stacks of fresh produce from near and far was a plastic-lined crate of unfamiliar squiggly greens labeled punterelle . Through the wonders of my iPhone I quickly determined that punterelle is a variety of chicory behind whose tight head of feathery greens lay stalks. These stalks, when shredded […]

To what purpose, April, do you return again?

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by Frog Commissary

The answer is simple – to give us another chance to sample the first fruits of spring! No wonder home gardeners have long waxed poetic about the very first edible delight to crack the spring earth. Rhubarb is a delicious treasure and some of the first local produce you will find at the farmer’s market. […]