• By Brian Bingaman bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com @brianbingaman on Twitter
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The teenagers in Liverpool who supported The Beatles in their earliest, unpolished, rough-and-tumble days reluctantly had to accept the reality that they had to share their hometown boys with the rest of the world.

  • By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media
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Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

  • By Fern Brodkin For Digital First Media
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Project/Object has been delighting Frank Zappa fans with live performances of Zappa’s music for over 20 years. Over the years founder, bandleader and guitarist/vocalist Andre Cholmondeley grew the band from a minor tribute act that played in tiny clubs in the New Jersey/New York City area to…

  • By Len Lear For Digital First Media
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You would think that a 75-year-old entrepreneur with three massively successful businesses would be content and not want to burden himself with a whole new army of challenges and headaches. In the case of Michael Wei, you would be wrong.

  • By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media RECIPE COURTESY OF AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL, WWW.AMERICANPECAN.COM RECIPE COURTESY OF AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL, WWW.AMERICANPECAN.COM RECIPE COURTESY OF SHORTY’S SUNFLOWER CAFE RECIPE COURTESY OF AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL, WWW.AMERICANPECAN.COM RECIPE COURTESY OF RACHEL VANDUZER, WEAVER’S ORCHARD
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In the kitchen of Malvern’s Strawberry Bakery, French chef Jean-Pierre Bournazel multitasked — prepping a 12-foot piece of puff pastry for Napoleons, cutting lemon squares and creating Instagram-worthy praline chocolate cakes.

  • By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media
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Looking out the window, it might not seem like it, but spring is officially here. We promise the snow will melt and the flowers will bloom … at some point. When they do, it will be time to put that cabin fever in the rearview and figure out which shows to attend as the concert season is abou…

  • By Bibby Gignilliat Special to Digital First Media
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I recently had this salmon sandwich at a San Francisco restaurant and I have to say, it’s a dish worth copying. I raced to the market, then to the kitchen to develop my own twist on it.

  • By Michael Christopher For Digital First Media
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Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

  • By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media RECIPE COURTESY OF KIMBERTON WHOLE FOODS RECIPE COURTESY OF ALEXIS SIEMONS, WWW.TEASPOONSANDPETALS.COM RECIPE COURTESY OF ALEXIS SIEMONS, WWW.TEASPOONSANDPETALS.COM
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Matcha, much?

  • Special to Digital First Media — “Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia” by the editors of “America’s Test Kitchen”
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Sure, you could buy a plastic-wrapped corned beef at the supermarket, in all its drippy, strangely pink hues. Or you could make it yourself. If you can shop and you can brine, you can corn, say Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, the TV hosts of “America’s Test Kitchen” and authors o…

  • By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media
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Congratulations to two local restaurants named James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists: Teresa’s Next Door in Wayne for Outstanding Bar Program and Talula’s Table in Kennett Square for Outstanding Restaurant. Stay tuned. Judges announce finalists March 14 and winners May 7. http://teresas…

  • By Bibby Gignilliat Special to Digital First Media
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I’m just back from Chicago, where I was helping to care for my 85-year-old mother after she had a knee replacement. Usually when I’m home, I’m too busy seeing friends to cook. This time was different. Each day, I’d go to Whole Foods to shop for fresh food to create a delicious meal for my mo…