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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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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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Knish and Tell

September 30, 2014 01:09 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Woody Allen, in his stand-up comedy days, used to joke, "My parents believed equally in God and carpeting." Laura Silver's parents also had strong values. “Knishes were my family’s religion," she says. "For knishes, we went on pilgrimages." Now she's coming to Paramus to talk about her favorite subject.

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Wine to Go: Hear it Growl

September 21, 2014 08:03 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

South Jersey’s Bellview Winery in Landisville, just outside Vineland, is one of the first (and possibly the first) of the state’s 43 wineries to offer convenient and environmentally conscious ‘growlers’ of wine to customers at the winery.

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Gender-Reveal Cakes, a Runaway Hit

September 14, 2014 11:23 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Used to be parents learned the sex of their child when the bundle of joy was born. Then ultrasounds and more recently blood tests determine the gender early in the pregnancy. Now more and more moms-to-be are asking for the test results to be handed them in a sealed envelope, which they in turn hand, unopened, to a bakery.. Next stop: The gender-reveal cake and party.

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