Boulangerie & Pâtisserie

by Katie Smith Last week I was called downstairs to sample some new bakery items that we are starting to sell. As I lingered over a pain au raisin, I was brought back to my days in Paris when I worked as a stagiaire at The Ritz Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie. During my internship, each
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Duck Hunt

by Vince Iannone Of the variety of delicacies found in the DiBruno Brothers Center Island, duck prosciutto is usually regarded as the most interesting. People are often curious as to how this food is even possible, and even more curious for a sample, which is usually followed by a purchase. The name alone is confusing
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The Best Thing from Jerz since Bon Jovi

by Meridyth Orner Often I am let down by American producers who attempt to replicate the classics. Wisconsin Provolone just isn’t the same as the Italian icon. But every once in a while a godsend appears and rescues queso-Philas everywhere from disappointing domestic imitations. Perhaps not the same as, or better than, but a cheese
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Tour of Italy

by Sarah Kovacs Every since I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to travel to Italy. I wanted to immerse myself in the culture, visit the country where my great grandparents came from, and most importantly eat everything that I could get my hands on! The dream became a reality and on
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Cheese for Pinot Noir

By Joseph Colosi Most people like a good pinot noir because it is tasty, drinkable, and it enhances dinner (especially lamb and roasted vegetables). The right cheese will elevate the wine itself, just like pulling air through the wine in your mouth and sloshing it around will (Seriously, try it. It’s fun too.). Different cheeses
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Molly’s Pies

by Amanda Ruzann When was the last time you had a really good baked good? The kind that makes you close your eyes when the richness of the butter hits your tongue. The kind that when you unwrap it, the smell automatically brings you back to your grandma’s kitchen. It’s been a while, hasn’t it.
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Cheese Plate of the Week February 25th 2008

Humboldt Fog: Goat, Humboldt County, California-Perhaps the most recognizable of all American farmstead cheese, Humboldt Fog is made in Cypress Grove by Mary Keehn. A layer of ash, representing the fog that rolls through Humboldt County every morning, contributes to the aesthetics. Of the numerous awards and recognitions it has received, perhaps the most noble
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Upstairs @ Di Bruno’s, Fine Food Served Fast

by Jennifer Leighton, Upstairs @ Di Bruno’s Team Leader If you live work in the Rittenhouse area as I do, you are certainly surrounded by fabulous choices to eat lunch. This area has become home to Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurateurs. There are many cafés to choose from and some of my favorites are located
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