By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- Don’t confuse Ralph’s of South Philly, which just opened in King of Prussia, Pa., with the family’s original restaurant, Ralph’s Italian Restaurant, which actually operates in South Philadelphia.
Owner-manager Ryan Rubino (top photo) says creating a contemporary menu for the new restaurant was difficult, “because we went through our entire classic menu and each thing we didn’t include was a painstaking process. Because after five generations of the same family, we’re emotionally connected to each and every dish!”
Hear the full Ryan Rubino interview (runs 6:48)…
In center city Philadelphia, restaurateur Marcie Turney hosts a “Made With Moxie” dinner on October 21st, celebrating the book Skirt Steak, by Charlotte Druckman. Turney is one of the 70 women featured in the book.
“It’s all women — two mixologists, seven chefs, all from Philadelphia,” Turney says of the Philadelphia book launch event, “and we’re doing a dinner here at Barbuzzo.” Druckman will be there, and all attendees will get a copy of the book included in the price of the $95, six-course meal with wine pairings.
Hear the full “Made With Moxie” interview (runs 7:30)…
In other cookbook news, Norrinda Brown Hayat, owner of Brown Betty Dessert Boutique in Northern Liberties, has released The Brown Betty Cookbook.
(Hayat:) “You can expect the recipes of all your favorites — red velvet, sweet potato…”
(Kuznits:) “I can’t believe you’re letting out the secrets.”
(Hayat:) “I know! But people wanted them and I think it makes sense.”
Hear the full “Norrinda Brown Hayat” interview (runs 5:07)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”