Celebrating Fifteen Years of Great Bread and Great Memories
Metropolitan Bakery’s 15-Month Calendar (metropolitanbakery.com)
Forget counting carbs. Metropolitan Bakery’s new 15-month calendar offers up favorite recipes, “Metro Memories” and significant dates in the Philly baking institution’s scrapbook. Acquiring the secret behind Metropolitan’s legendary French berry roll—not to mention the chocolate-chip sour-cherry cookie—is reason enough to snag one of these.
That Thing Called Love
Liz Seymour (Range Records, 2008, lizseymour.com)
Whether tackling pop, country, Broadway show tunes or ballads, 25-year-old Liz Seymour is a talented singer loaded with theatrical flair. Her debut CD is devoted to love—good and bad. Sentimental types will want to keep a box of Kleenex handy for “Still Hurting,” which seems destined for a movie score. If you’re aching for a good cry, Seymour will help you get in touch with your big, sad self.
Homegrown chanteuse Patti LaBelle knows how to open a show—and a cookbook. In Recipes for the Good Life, the sassy chef dishes the goods from the first chapter, enticingly titled “Hot ’n’ Spicy (Like Me!).” Dive into “Smack Yo Mama Seafood,” with quick-and-easy recipes for blackened grilled halibut, salmon with lemon-chili butter, and more. We’re partial to “Down-Home Stick-to-Your-Ribs Meals,” and its recipes for short ribs in brown gravy, and salmon and grits.