What’s Cooking on 1060: Dutch Food, Italian Food, and Time-Saving Recipes

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By Hadas Kuznits

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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)…

Noord Eetcafe

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whats cooking border 375 Whats Cooking on 1060:  Dutch Food, Italian Food, and Time Saving RecipesAnd 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.”

(Joe Cicala of Le Virtù.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Joe Cicala of Le Virtù. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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Hear the full “Abruzzo Tour” interview (runs 4:19)…

Le Virtù in Abruzzo

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Meanwhile, Bryn Mawr native and television cooking personality Hope Cohen has published her first cookbook, Fast, Fresh + Simple.

(Hope Cohen, with her new cookbook.  Photo provided)

(Hope Cohen, with her new cookbook. Photo provided)

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“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.”

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Hear the full “Fast, Fresh + Simple” interview (runs 11:54)…

New Cookbook

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And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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