Food News / December 2019
A few of our favorite things to share with you this month about local Chester County food and drink.
Newly opened GG Italian brings the zest to Glen Mills! This upscale spot serves a modern twist on traditional dishes like lobster arancini, black truffle tagliatelle and ricotta gnocchi alla vodka. Save room for delectable desserts—cannolis and honey ricotta cheesecake. Local chef Joe Ferro’s new location blends family and food—named after his young daughter and inspired by his grandmother’s recipes. Savor classic dishes with gusto. 1110 Baltimore Pk., Glen Mills. GGItalian.com.
Shirley Temple once sang about “Animal Crackers In My Soup,” but did you know this beloved treat has shown up in other unusual places? In 1902, the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) marketed the British snack to Americans as holiday decor. The string on the Animal Crackers box was intended to be used to hang the decorative box on the Christmas tree for all to see. Guess Shirley could have added a new verse to her song.
A Christmas Tradition
This season, learn 100-year-old family recipes to bring to your table with Christmas Eve Italian Fish Traditions. The Chester County Night School classes, held at Artisan Exchange, feature local award-winning chef, Christina Familetti on Thursdays Dec. 5 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. Hear the story of the “7 Fishes,” learn to prepare mussel marinara and shrimp scampi over linguini, and sample stuffed calamari and bacala. Aprons will be provided, but BYOB! Artisan Exchange, 208 Carter Dr. # 13B, West Chester. 610-719-0282 or ChesterCountyNightSchool.org.
Move Over, Pumpkin Pie!
In Pennsylvania, eggnog reigns supreme. For worry-free eggnog, use a cooked egg base, egg substitute products or pasteurized eggs. Spice up this holiday classic with brandy, rum or whiskey. Need eggnog in a pinch? Try locally made ‘nog from Kolb’s Farm Store. Churning out about 1,000 gallons yearly, Kolb’s 43-year favorite delivers a rich, sweet pasteurized elixir so good locals start clamoring for it two weeks before production! 151 Kolb Rd., Spring City. KolbsFarmStore.com.
Not Another Pumpkin Beer
Chocolate and alcohol go together this season! Be sure to catch a historic collaboration as Yuengling and Hershey’s intertwine their PA roots to concoct a Chocolate Porter. The brew combines Yuengling’s classic Dark Brewed Porter, a 200-year-old recipe, with the sweetness of real Hershey’s chocolate. Served at
Hershey Park, select stores and bars in 14 states, including our tri-state area. Get it quick! This limited release is available until mid-February. Check the website for locations. Yuengling.com.
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