Eat & Drink

The Dosa

December 15, 2009

South India's favorite finger food arrives in New Jersey....
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Butternut Squash Soup

December 9, 2009

Butternut squash soup is a classic dish," says Michael Burbella, executive chef of Table 8 in Montclair. ...
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Drunken Cranberry Mojito

December 2, 2009

Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, a perennial on New Jersey Monthly's Top 25 Best Restaurant list, has published its first cookbook. It's a big, heavy, beautifully produced coffee table number, with exceptional photographs by Steve Legato and text by chef/owner Nicholas Harary with writer Peter Zuorick. The recipes, which have been adapted and tested for the home kitchen, are not simple, but accurately bring to life the classics of the Nicholas menu for all seasons. This cranberry mojito is easy to create and makes a great holiday cocktail....
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When Martha Stewart recently held a pie bake-off, two of her finalists were Jerseyans--Karen Mazanek of Hackettstown (apple/pear/blueberry pie) and Angela Galan of Guttenberg (pomegranate lime meringue pie). Here is Galan's recipe......
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Gnocchi Romano

November 11, 2009

Michael Burbella, the new executive chef at Table 8 in Montclair, offers up a recipe for a scrumptious gnocchi dish that is not made with potatoes....
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Camden's venerable Cathedral Kitchen has been producing some accomplished chefs....
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Jesse Jones started cooking with his mother in Snow Hill, North Carolina at age 14. After cooking with many Jersey chefs, including David Drake, he created his own style, which he calls New Carolina Cuisine, which is Southern with French technique. These days he runs Heart and Soul Catering in Essex County....
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"This is one of my favorite desserts of all time," says chef Loryn Dagon of Chef Loryn's Cafe & Catering in Madison. " It's simple but flavorful--a homespun classic."...
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Pig Heaven

October 21, 2009

The Mangalitsa pig has bounced back from near extinction to be prized by foodies for its beefy flavor and luscious fat. The only place Mangalitsas are being raised East of the Mississippi is, you guessed it, New Jersey....
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"Are you a fan of locally grown berries and greens?" asks Marilyn Schlossbach, chef/owner of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park. "This salad is for you. If pistachios aren’t your favorite, feel free to substitute macadamia nuts or almonds. This flavorful salad perfectly complements a day spent apple or pumpkin picking."...
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The Barkeep’s Barkeep

October 15, 2009

Ray Foley’s recipe for success runs from punch to punch lines....
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Chef Loryn Dagon of Chef Loryn's Cafe & Catering in Madison loves the adaptability of this entrée....
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The Hoboken Food Tour offers can't-miss culinary delights fit for the most discriminating palates. ...
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Jim Weaver, chef/owner of Tre Piani in Princeton, presented this easy to make (less than one hour) dish at the first annual Great American Seafood Cookoff in New Orleans in 2004. It's still one of his favorites....
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Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

September 30, 2009

This grilled eggplant sandwich makes a great midday treat,” says its creator, chef Marilyn Schlossbach, owner of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach, and Pop’s Garage in Asbury Park and Normandy Beach....
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Chef Jae “Tony” Park of Capriccio restaurant in Edgewater grew up in Palermo, Sicily, where he attended culinary school. Bolognese is one of the classics of Italian cuisine....
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That Puck of the pantry, chef David Burke of the David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, sets sail with these whimsical loaves of French Toast shaped like the doomed ocean liner, complete with three cookie smokestacks....
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As crisp autumn winds begin to blow, grab your favorite sweater and head over to the charming Gladstone Tavern for warm mulled wine, Grandpa Chet’s pumpkin cake, and some neighborly cheer....
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Consummate queen of cuisine Julia Child once declared, “I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”...
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At this summer’s Fancy Food Show in New York City, 108 companies featured gluten-free products, everything from pizza and lasagna to chocolate chip cookies and English muffins, all minus the offending gluten protein....
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