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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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Marilyn Schlossbach's Pickle Power

July 13, 2014 01:54 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

"Picklling," says Marilyn Schlossbach, owner of six busy Shore restaurants, "is a great way to extend your season of vegetables. Pickling removes water from the vegetables, concentrating the vitamins and making the vegetables even more healthy. The fermentation also helps digestion."

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What Took So Long?

July 07, 2014 01:44 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

For the first time in its 10-year history, Restaurant Latour at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg has been named to Wine Enthusiast magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the U.S., joining vaunted New York establishments such as Per Se, Le Bernardin and Daniel.

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