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Tattooed Chefs in Print

April 14, 2014 01:05 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Birk O’Halloran has written the book on the love affair between chefs and their tattoos. It's called Eat.Ink, and he will sign copies of it this month at Cool Vines wine shops.

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They'll Cater a Seder

April 07, 2014 02:30 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

When the sun sets next Monday, Jews will sit down to seders, usually in a family member's home. If you're not up for all the work of preparing, serving and cleaning up after the Passover meal, here's good news—you have some intriguing options.

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Tried Fasting? Tried Cleanses? Try This:

March 31, 2014 02:13 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Gained a few pounds this winter? Need a spring tune-up? Jocelyn Krasner’s Spring Detox Workshop aims to refresh and revitalize you.

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Dine With David Bouley

March 23, 2014 06:55 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

The 6th annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival kicks off this Friday, March 28th, with guests sipping Krug Champagne with guest of honor David Bouley. Then a wonderful weekend unfurls, with proceeds benefiting the James Beard Foundation.

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Tori Sickles, Rising Star

March 17, 2014 03:02 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

No one was more surprised than Tori Sickles of Sickles Market in Little Silver to be named one of 15 U.S. food entrepreneurs under 35  “making waves” in the industry.

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Study Cooking With the Greats!

March 10, 2014 04:10 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Rick Bayless, Melissa Clark, Jonathan Waxman and Nancy Silverton are just a few of the cooks you can learn by watching in videos from David Ellner's Summit-based video magazine, Panna.

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Melt This!

March 03, 2014 03:45 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Dave Chiarolanzio, owner of Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory in Morristown, has found a way to super-satisfy the enduring human passion for melted cheese sandwiches.

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