What's Cooking on 1060: Peddler's Village Peach Festival

Hadas Kuznits
August 10, 2018 - 3:15 am
Terri Klienguenther, General Manager of Earl's New American Restaurant

Terri Kleinguenther

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's peach season, and merchants in Peddler's Village are celebrating the harvest.

The annual Peddler's Village Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale takes place this weekend and Terri Klienguenther, general manager of Earl's New American Restaurant, says all 60 of their merchants are participating.

"It's a celebration of peach for the village. All the restaurants will be partaking in this," Klienguenther said. "Each one will have their unique spin on peaches, create wonderful peach dishes, wonderful peach desserts."

And, of course, peach drinks, like sangria.

"You can use two bottles of Reisling. It's just a nice, sweet wine to start you off," Klienguenther said. "One bottle of Moscato. Throw in lots of peaches, let them sit overnight. You're gonna throw in a touch of peach brandy and that's it!"

Kleinguenther says you'll learn everything you've ever wanted to know about peaches.

"A lot of people don't understand that a nectarine and a peach are exactly the same," she said.  "One just has more of a dominant gene, that's why it has the fuzz and the nectarine does not. It has the recessive gene."

And she says peak peach season is right now.

"It's a short-lived season, it really is," Klienguenther said. "If you can stretch it into September, you're lucky."

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