Drexel Food Lab for Philadelphia Daily News

Drexel Culinary’s “Food Lab” initiative gives students the opportunity to work as R&D chefs for corporations and non-profits.

Photo: Chanda Jones

Underneath Reading Terminal Market for Philadelphia Daily News

There’s a secret world that lies beneath the Reading Terminal Market. 

Photo: Steven M.Falk

Toasting traditions for PUNCH

Another fun assignment for punchdrink — outlining toasting traditions around the world.

Illustration: jenkruch

The Trip to Italy review for CP


A bit too much retread, but these two dudes still make me laugh.

La Peg for Philadelphia Daily News

Bistrot La Minette owner Peter Woolsey just opened La Peg, a unique waterfront brasserie, with the folks behind FringeArts.

Photo: Kevin Monko

Philly fall openings preview for Food Republic

Lots of cool stuff opening this season.

Pictured: corned pork belly on pretzel challah from Abe Fisher.

Local kombucha for Philadelphia Inquirer

I talked to Philly-based kombucha makers about the popularity of the stuff and the process of making it.

Pictured: Inspired Brews, which I buy all the time from Breezy’s Cafe.

Photo: Anne Gustafson

Hot Diggity’s new menu for philly.com


Hot Diggity, Philly’s premier wiener emporium, has expanded its menu to include burgers, wings, nachos and more. They’re also going to start doing weird American regional specialties, like Jucy Lucys and chow mein sandwiches.

Tomato dishes for philly.com

It’s tomato season! Here’s what chefs around town are doing with them.

Photo: santosphotos

Anupy Singla for Philadelphia Daily News

Journalist turned cookbook author Anupy Singla is on a mission to demystify Indian food for American home cooks.

Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez