Michael Stern

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Monday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    Michael Stern/Roadfood​The 'Boys host la fee verte on Sunday afternoon. A "fact" about the team from "foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadelphia":During road trips, the Eagles play Scrapple--a game where they identify bits of snout, intestine, ear, trotter and tail in their breakfast dish. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Food For Thought 6.1.09

    "Not too thin, not too fat, neither spartan nor gobbed with anything exotic." (Jane and Michael Stern, describing in Gourmet magazine the perfect lunch counter burger. They contend, quite rightly, that burgers people tend to love are approachable, democratic--meaning devoid of frills such as foie gr ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 1997

    Home is on the range

    And, yes, you can travel on your stomach--if it's iron-plated

  • Dining

    December 19, 1996

    Mexican haute dance

    Beautiful and ambitious, La Valentina excels when it opts for magic over realism

  • Dining

    July 25, 1996

    Cajun quest

    Good cuisine--even if it involves bathtubs of boiling oil-- never goes out of style

  • Dining

    November 10, 1994

    Home-away-from-home cookin'

    Gennie's offers food momma wishes she could make