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Join veteran food writer, pastry chef and culinary instructor SUZANNE ZIMMER LOWERY as she dishes on shopping, cooking, personalities and everything that has to do with food in the Garden State from SOUP TO NUTS. Learn more about her at suzannelowery.com.

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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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"Like Beef Without the Fat"

August 03, 2014 11:11 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

We'll get to the birds in a moment (they're unique, to say the least), but what Todd Applebaum wants you to know is that “ostrich meat tastes like beef without the fat. In fact, it has less fat than skinless chicken."

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Wedding Cakes Shed No Tiers

July 27, 2014 10:59 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Wedding-cake fads come and go: "cakes" assembled from cupcakes, from cookies, from various pastries, from cake lollipops. But the old-fashioned tiered wedding cake remains first in the hearts of most brides. New Jersey is blessed with a number of gifted wedding cake creators.

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Montclair's Teen "Chopped" Challenger

July 20, 2014 11:46 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

At 13, Jake Diamond of Montclair has enough cooking chops to have earned himself a spot on the August 5th episode of the Food Network’s Chopped:Teen Tournament. "Meeting the crew and the people judging me," he says, "I wasn’t nervous at all. I was really happy."

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