October 2021

Blooms in Hellertown

Blooms in Hellertown

Food Bank Fundraising Six generations have farmed one small hill just outside of Bethlehem. Ninety years ago C. Edward Werkheiser delivered milk, eggs, and chickens raised on that farm to the families of Hellertown. Today, his granddaughter, Shirline Bright Moser, grows dahlia flowers and uses the proceeds from sales to feed families in this same region through the Hellert... »

Uno Taqueria

Uno Taqueria

A conversation between Humberto Chavolla and Marlon Chevez, friends with culinary backgrounds who were reminiscing about genuine Mexican tacos – which are quite different from the “crunchy” Americanized version piled with chopped iceberg lettuce – sparked the idea of partnering to create an authentic taco eatery in the western Allentown suburb of Lower Macungie Township. T... »

Cooking 101: How to Fry an Egg

Cooking 101: How to Fry an Egg

Few foods are as simple and satisfying as a flawlessly cooked fried egg. However, the process requires a certain amount of finesse, and this guide should provide the tips needed for the spot-on execution of a breakfast icon – which also plays well with lunch and dinner items. Slide one on top of a cheeseburger, a Caesar salad, a bowl of Texas red chili or a few hundred oth... »

Spices

Spices

 A Photo Essay of Indispensable Ingredients Photographer Ryan Hulvat captures images of chefs in their natural habitat — a busy professional kitchen. Observing these culinary artists at work provides him with a privileged insight into the relationship between chefs and their ingredients, especially spices that infuse dishes with distinctive flavors. The seasonings and sing... »

Best I Ever Had: Pineapple Poke Bowl

Best I Ever Had: Pineapple Poke Bowl

Granted, there are likely no identical bowls for comparison in the Lehigh Valley. That said, this signature dish deserves recognition on its own unique merits. Chopfin, a recent addition to the quick and casual dining scene in Allentown, offers this lead specialty – called The Chopfin – as a tropically-inspired complement to their broad selection of sushi burritos and poke... »

Kim Hogan

Kim Hogan

MOSAIC STAINED GLASS ARTIST It’s a Monday afternoon at the Banana Factory, and Kim Hogan’s students are gathering up their projects at the end of their stained glass mosaic class. Hogan compliments a girl who comes up to show her the progress she’s made and reminds another to be careful as she hurries out the door. “I love teaching, both adults and kids,” says Hogan, who t... »

American Fence and Flag

American Fence & Flag

If not for a man named Walt Disney, there may never have been a Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck – or an American Fence & Flag, the fencing company co-owned by husband and wife Hal and Joyce Mante in Whitehall. After high school, Hal headed for Walt Disney World in 1973 hoping to start his career. When he arrived, however, he was told that there were no longer any opportunit... »

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