By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Dutch and Northern European restaurant joins the East Passyunk restaurant scene this spring when Noord Eetcafe comes to 1046 Tasker Street.
“We’re doing a Northern European concept,” says chef-owner Joncarl Lachman (top photo). “My family is of Dutch descent. I’ve spent a lot of time in the Netherlands, and in northern Europe as well. If you go out for a fancy dinner in the Netherlands, it’s kind of Frenchy. If you go out for something at an eetcafe, it’s almost like an English pub-style thing.”
Hear the full “Noord Eetcafe” interview (runs 6:53)…
And elsewhere in the East Passyunk neighborhood, chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtù restaurant (1927 East Passyunk Avenue) is getting ready to lead a weeklong culinary tour of the Abruzzo region of Italy, starting April 18th.
(Kuznits:) “And you’re basically gonna eat your way through Italy?”
(Cicala:) “Pretty much. We’re gonna stay at some pretty signature places. We’ll be visiting a few different towns, everywhere from the mountains to down by the ocean.”
Hear the full “Abruzzo Tour” interview (runs 4:19)…
Meanwhile, Bryn Mawr native and television cooking personality Hope Cohen has published her first cookbook, Fast, Fresh + Simple.
“I wanted to make something really great tasting, but it also had to be fast because the kids had homework to do and I wasn’t going to get home until late,” Cohen tells What’s Cooking. “So these were the recipes that I cooked every night for my kids, but I also found that I was cooking the same recipes on the weekend when I was entertaining.”
Hear the full “Fast, Fresh + Simple” interview (runs 11:54)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”