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Super Sides Me!

November 16, 2014 06:08 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Are side dishes the Rodney Dangerfields of the dinner table? Not according to Maplewood's Rick Rodgers, who gives them plenty of respect in his latest cookbook, The Big Book of Sides, out just in time for Thanksgiving, the holiday that is like a debutante ball for side dishes.

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Remembering Eli Waller, 4, Felled By Enterovirus D68

November 10, 2014 01:06 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

On Sunday, November 16th, the Peacock Inn in Princeton will celebrate the brief life of one of the youngest members of its extended family: four-year-old Eli Waller, who in September went to bed seemingly healthy and died in his sleep from enterovirus D68.

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Present at the Creation

November 02, 2014 11:30 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Now that Jersey City is recognized as one of the hippest dining destinations in the state, it's worth noting that only 14 years ago it was a culinary desert. The chef and restaurant where change for the better began? Ian Kapitan at Marco & Pepe. Now we have one last chance to taste his food before he flies back to his native Canada.

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Shrubs: The New Hip Sip

October 26, 2014 11:38 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

At the newly-opened Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, I was handed a cocktail called a Cannon Ball Shrub, named for the restaurant's spirited owner, Chris Cannon. Made with gin, the drink had pungency, fruity sweetness and a tingle from a splash of sparkling wine.

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Jersey Girl Food Tours

October 19, 2014 06:57 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

After joining forces to create Jersey Girls Food Tours of Jersey City, Alessia Aron and Janis Borroto have now created a major tasting event to show off the city's food boom.

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And Now, Tea Pairings

October 13, 2014 12:07 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Wine pairings, beer pairings, what else is new? Make way for the new wave—tea pairings. Think I'm kidding? Two top chefs--Thomas Ciszak of Chakra in Paramus and Todd Villani of Terre a Terre in Carlstadt--are taking the idea very seriously.

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Hail the Humble Lima!

October 06, 2014 12:30 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Admit it. You think lima beans are dull. Bet you didn't know they can shine in crème brulees, crepes, hummus, empanadas, cookies, cakes and even ice cream. Skeptical? This Saturday's 29th annual West Cape May Lima Bean Festival just might win you over.

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