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.
When you grab a head of romaine or packet of herbs at the supermarket, “it could’ve taken five to seven days” to go from the field to the store, says Paul Kneeland, VP of Produce and Floral for the 23 Kings Food Markets in New Jersey. Kneeland wanted to better that—and has, by a lot, with Local Fresh 24/7....continue reading.
Stand-up comedian Esther Paik Goodhart of Demarest points to a grocery shelf stacked with Spam, calling it “the canned meat of our people.” Daughter of a Korean-American minister, Goodhart converted to Judaism and now teaches Hebrew school. Her schtick can't help but raise the question, Which people?...continue reading.
When Johnny McLaughlin was selling supplies to tattoo parlors (he sports “a significant amount” of ink himself), or eking out a living as a visual artist, he never imagined he would win the inaugural episode of CNBC’s new Crowd Rules....continue reading.
Chef Patrick Yves Pierre-Jerome's food has been hailed almost everywhere he has cooked in his 30-year career. Yet he has endured too many days like the following: Arriving for work one day and discovering that the restaurant doors have been bolted shut....continue reading.
What started as a one-time party thrown by a Good Ole Southern boy who was homesick and spice-deprived, has turned into a Jersey exclusive paying homage to the saucy rhythms and spicy flavors of the bayou....continue reading.
Melody Kettle, who lives in Montclair, has something in common with Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Chez Panisse, the French Laundry and even Georges Auguste Escoffier, "the king of chefs and the chef of kings." Each has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame....continue reading.