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Wine to Go: Hear it Growl

September 21, 2014 08:03 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

South Jersey’s Bellview Winery in Landisville, just outside Vineland, is one of the first of the state’s 43 wineries to offer convenient and environmentally conscious ‘growlers’ of wine to customers at the winery.

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Gender-Reveal Cakes, a Runaway Hit

September 14, 2014 11:23 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Used to be parents learned the sex of their child when the bundle of joy was born. Then ultrasounds and more recently blood tests determine the gender early in the pregnancy. Now more and more moms-to-be are asking for the test results to be handed them in a sealed envelope, which they in turn hand, unopened, to a bakery.. Next stop: The gender-reveal cake and party.

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Booze University

September 08, 2014 02:02 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Jason Wilson, best-selling author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure and the Overrated in Spirits, will lead a series of classes at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont called Booze University.

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10,000 Meals a Day

August 31, 2014 06:05 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

It takes 114 chefs, working in shifts around the clock, to prepare those 10,000 meals. What is this, the looniest TV culinary competition yet? No, it's a cruise ship, a luxury one at that.

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A Vodka's Curious Claim

August 24, 2014 06:59 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Drew Adelman of Colonia, founder and CEO of Devotion vodka, swears that that his product "is not only the world’s first-ever, sugar-free, gluten-free and 100 percent made-in-America vodka, it is also hangover-free."

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Hoboken Boy Teams With Guy Fieri

August 17, 2014 10:40 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

A couple years ago, Gibson Borelli of Hoboken took one of my pie-baking classes for kids. Now the 12-year-old has won a spot on the new season of the Food Network’s Rachael vs.Guy: Kids Cook-Off, which runs every Sunday through September 21.

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AC Trains the Chefs of Tomorrow, Today!

August 10, 2014 03:35 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

A new culinary training program is getting underway in Atlantic City, designed to get students from the classroom to professional kitchens in just four months.

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