The best Phans have the best Phood

Pretzel Dogs

It is hard to read the word “tailgate” and not get excited about nicer weather and finger-licking good food.

Classics like dollar dogs, peanuts, and traditional soft pretzels always make the ballpark experience, but when the family gathers in front of the TV, it is worth trying to “up-your-game.”

Join us in City Kitchen at noon on April 9th, for a free demonstration and learn how to upgrade ballpark basics into something really worth smiling about.

Get ready to do the twist and the chicken wing with the best dancer in Philadelphia, the Philly Phanatic.

Rob from Giunta’s Prime Shop will show us how to make boneless stuffed chicken wings that will be perfect for your next tailgate! Learn how to make them yourself using ingredients from the market or buy them fresh from Giunta’s!

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Also, Roger from Miller’s Twist will be showing us how to wrap ballpark franks in delicious pretzel dough just in time for the Phillies home opener on Monday, April 11th.

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This will be a family (and taste bud) friendly event. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Getting Wedding Day Ready

No other day about love, family, and togetherness requires this much planning, organization or stress.

For most of us, our wedding day has a ton of build-up. Childhood marathons of Cinderella and more recent binges of Say Yes To The Dress have taught us to care.

We all want to feel beautiful. We all want our guests to feel comfortable and accommodated.

When your to-do-list includes negotiating traditions, satisfying difficult family members, lodging out-of-town guests and managing food restrictions, it is easy to forget about the most important thing—you and yours.

You, yes you, deserve some time for self-love. Of course, this is easier said than done, so City Kitchen came up with a few suggestions to get you started.

  1. Watch a light and funny wedding movie. Stay away from plots with runaways and controlling in-laws.
  2. Lavender has relaxing properties. Drink some lavender tea or add lavender oil to a bubble bath (Make sure there is no dye, we don’t want to see anyone look like a new member of the blue man group for their big day!!!)
  3. The engagement might be one of the most stressful times for your relationship. Go back and recreate some of your first dates as a reminder of why you want a marriage and not just a wedding.
  4. Say thank you and encourage your maid of honor. You don’t want to stress out about giving your best friend a huge burden. You want them to feel recognized, special and appreciated.
  5. Sign up for City Kitchen’s Wedding Day Ready class, taking place on April 9th from 2-4pm.

During the class, Brides-to-be (and their tag-a-long maids of honor, MOTB, bridesmaids, and sisters) will learn ways to naturally detox and destress in order to look and feel their best on the big day through various holistic techniques! Click here to read more about the class and the relaxing homemade remedies you will get to take home.

 

Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity. — Guy Fieri

Some of us remember helping in the kitchen as a kid. We remember the messes and the smells and the tastes– and the love.

Others may not have such experiences. The kitchen may bring flashbacks of worried warnings: “beware of this and don’t touch that!”

Regardless of our backgrounds, we all hope to instill our children with important life skills. Nothing could be as important as fostering a love and respect for food.

Real life prevents us from including our kids in every meal. Sometimes we just need to get the chicken in. the. oven.

City Kitchen is running a series of Sunday cooking classes for kids. This is the perfect opportunity to encourage childhood independence and enrich the entire family’s passion for food– while making the mess in someone else’s kitchen…

Want to learn more?  Join City Kitchen this Sunday for our Meet, Greet & Eat to get to know the chefs from Ambrosia Kitchen and snack on some delicious samples.

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