Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Stepford Cookies–Famous 4th St. Cookie

It started innocently enough–girl craving sweets smells cookies baking in the distance. She finds the Famous Fourth Street Cookie Co. in the Reading Terminal Market, where women are mechanically shaping and stacking cookies. The array being offered is tempting. Softly … Continue reading

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Take it From a Jersey Girl–Not Your Typical Diner

Remember those ebullient years when you’d be walking through any number of U.S. cities and suddenly find yourself face-to-face with a giant cow statue, decked out in some ridiculous punning paint job? I do. Without question the best one, the … Continue reading

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Ah Mon Petit (creperie)

Flour tortillas. Corn tortillas. Rice paper. Pita bread. Ravioli dough. Anthropologists may have missed the one thing that connects all human cultures–the need to wrap food up in little packages. And crepes! How could I forget them, especially when I … Continue reading

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