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.
Love or hate Whole Foods, you can't dismiss it from the top of the supermarket food chain, where it vies with or edges out (depending on your point of view) Kings and Wegman's. Then there's the bargain phantasmagoria of Corrado's and upscale outposts like Fairway and Eden Gourmet. In the latter category, there's Fresh Market. Taking aim at Whole Foods, it opens its second NJ store this week....continue reading.
Looking for an intimate, casual, chic spot for your holiday gathering? Young entrepreneurs Sam Fertik and Aaron Nemani of Orange and Olive Caterers have just the thing....continue reading.
Making apple and pumpkin pies right now? To meet holiday demand, Rocky’s in Wharton is cranking out hundreds of traditional British meat pies, called pasties. They're experts--the family has been at it for 89 years....continue reading.
Do ideas for novel dishes pop into your head, and when friends or family taste them, they say things like, "Weird...but, pretty good" or "Hmm, interesting..but it kind of grows on you"? Then Frankenfood, Spike TV's first food-themed series, is looking for you!...continue reading.
"I figure I’ve cooked over 300 Thanksgiving dinners in my life,” says Rick Rodgers. The Maplewood resident established himself as the go-to guy on the subject in 1990 with his first book, The Turkey Cookbook: 138 New Ways to Cook America’s Favorite Bird. Among his 45 cookbooks are the classic 50 Best Stuffings and Dressings and the bible of the holiday, Thanksgiving 101....continue reading.
Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, was not Jersey's original Boss, but these days he's roaring down his own Thunder Road, paved in fondant......continue reading.
In 2010, when Barbara I. Fanelli heard TV’s Dr. Oz mention a wonder grain called freekeh, she hoped it would help her husband, who had been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The toasted wheat is low in carbs, super high in fiber, protein and calcium, and had been shown to actually help prevent diabetes.The only problem: she couldn’t find it in the United States....continue reading.