Allison Steele writes about food and booze culture in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Cook at home with seasonings used by Spice Finch and Zahav

The spices used by some of the city's top chefs are widely available.

Chocolate for your Valentine from Ecuador, by way of New Jersey

A family from Ecuador has channeled their heritage into a sweet side hobby.

Buy a pizza, feed the hungry on Saturday

On Saturday, each pizza ordered through the Slice ordering platform comes with a donation to the hungry.

Tiny ice cubes that look like they came from a machine, no machine needed

The tray makes cubes that look like crushed ice.

Ice can be a bartender’s secret weapon

You may never look at an ice cube the same way again.

Drown your Super Bowl sorrows with these drinks for a crowd

If you're looking to catch a buzz this Sunday, try making these drinks for a Super Bowl party

Truffle and cilantro hot sauces are new ways to spice things up

Hot sauces in unusual flavors add a kick to food.

Wintertime is ripe for oranges, lemons, and more citrus

Summer might seem like the best time for lemonade, key lime pie and juicy oranges. But citrus is at its best in the winter.

Red velvet Valentine’s whoopie pies, just like grandma used to make

Whoopie pies based on her grandmother's recipe.