When Walter Law, a Wall Street tea broker, got interested in coffee in about 1902, he roasted some Brazilian… Read the rest

You won’t find owners Shanti Church and Steve Mignogna at Talula’s, their hip Asbury Park restaurant and bar this week.… Read the rest

For 27 years, Jay Buchsbaum of the Royal Wine Corporation in Bayonne has been watching kosher wines grow in quality… Read the rest

Montclair Art Museum and Amanti Vino seek designs for a label to grace a wine the shop is creating for its 10th anniversary....
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Manresa, Kinch’s restaurant, was recently rebuilt and reopened after burning to the ground, so the festival will honor him not… Read the rest

For chef Natale Grande of venerable, upscale Il Capriccio in Whippany, selling meatballs made from an old family recipe "was a no-brainer." In 2007, he started making 50 pounds a week. At his mother, Clara's, gourmet shop in Mendham, the meatballs "were flying off the shelves." Thus was a name born....
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Lots of them, actually. In the glass-enclosed conservatory of Pleasantdale Chateau, an upscale catering facility in West Orange, two towering orange trees are sprouting fruit among the flowers and other vegetation....
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Why Go Paleo

February 23, 2015

“Our natural diet is not Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s and Cheerios,” says Diane Sanfilippo, author of the New York Times bestseller, "Practical Paleo." Behind that obvious, if attention-getting statement, is a wealth of knowledge the West Caldwell resident has amassed about improving our eating habits....
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Fine wine from Amanti Vino, great food from Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Villalobos, Pig & Prince and Ariane Kitchen & Bar will combine with the precocious musicianship of the Jazz House Kids orchestra in the group's seventh annual Body & Soul fundraiser, Saturday, February 28....
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Marilyn Schlossbach, the noted Shore restaurateur is wintering in Nicaragua, where she is surfing and volunteering with Waves For Water, a nonprofit that helps provide clean water for communities in need. We spoke with her by phone....
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Dine Smart, Valentine!

February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day falling on a Saturday means more lovers looking to dine out and more restaurants switching to expensive prix-fixe menus. Here's how to open your heart without giving away your wallet....
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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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Gifts for the Jersey Foodie

December 8, 2014

No need to fry your brains to whip up a piquant present for the discriminating eater on your list. Jersey has the answers....
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Eat the Art!

November 30, 2014

This Friday, December 5th, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township will open its 23rd annual Gingerbread Wonderland. More than 15,000 people are expected to visit the display of roughly 200 edible fantasies made of gingerbread, candy canes, gumdrops and frosting....
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