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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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Enjoy the Super Bowl at the Beach

January 26, 2015 02:05 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Snow everywhere in Jersey. Nonetheless, you can celebrate the Super Bowl on the beach in Sea Bright. In Driftwood Cabana Club's rebuilt, enclosed, all-weather tiki bar, "You kind of feel like you are on a cruise ship," says beverage director Beau Keegan, "because all you see is water.”

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Meet the Jazzy Vegetarian

January 19, 2015 02:02 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Laura Theodore calls herself the Jazzy Vegetarian because she is an expert vegan and vegetarian cook and a jazz singer. In fact, she composes the music for her series on Public TV’s Create channel, now in its fourth season.

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A Better School Lunch, "Made by Moms"

January 12, 2015 03:38 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

No-Fuss Lunch, a program in Bergen County that feeds up to 1600 schoolkids a day, started in 2012, when Gabriella Wilday noticed that her daughter was coming home from first grade cranky and tired—not the child's usual mood.

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Rutgers Creates a Super Lettuce

January 05, 2015 02:21 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

With the introduction of Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, the university’s Scarlet Knight mascot and sports teams have company. The new red leaf lettuce has twice the antioxidants and polyphenols of blueberries and cranberries, without the sugar.

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"It Was Either Laugh or Die"

December 29, 2014 03:03 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Laura Zinn Fromm is an award-winning journalist whose new book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking and Coping, shows how food can be a lifeline amidst craziness. The Short Hills resident is about to make two New Jersey appearances.

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Food & Wine: A Primer on Pairing

December 21, 2014 10:22 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

That's the gyst of Joe Iurato's Wine 101 at River Palm Terrace. “It’s one thing to taste a bunch of wines," says Iurato, wine director of the venerable steakhouse, "but here you will learn why and how wine goes so well with food.”

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Take That, Winter!

December 15, 2014 03:58 AM ET | Permanent Link

Although the first snow has fallen, many New Jersey farmers are still harvesting and selling their produce and products at local farmers' markets that run year-round.

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