2016 Bracco Farms CSA Program

2016 Bracco Farms CSA Program

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It’s the New Year and most folks are looking for ways to eat healthier in 2016. A great way to help with this is to sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The basic idea of a CSA is that a farmer grows for a group of members who have purchased “shares” in […]

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2010 Jonata Tierra

2010 Jonata Tierra

2010 Jonata Tierra

If Jonata makes a “just decent” wine, I haven’t had it. This is another super effort by winemaker Matt Dees. Smoke and spice with fruit notes on the nose. Dark berries, pepper notes, chocolate flavors. The half of the bottle I’d decanted was clearly softer but with still with lovely fruit. The half not decanted […]

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Getting Freekeh on Meatless Monday

As I did in 2015, I’ll be continuing with my mission to go meatless on Mondays. It’s been rather easy to make the change as I love roasting a whole bunch of veggies on Sundays that I then use on Mondays in salads with couscous, quinoa or freekeh. For those not familiar with freekeh, it’s […]

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Wines of South Africa Virtual Tasting

Wines of South Africa Virtual Tasting

South Africa White Wines

A few weeks ago I was invited to explore South Africa wines via a virtual tasting. I’ve explained the concept of virtual wine tastings in previous posts but for those who are new to the idea, here’s how they go: Open some bottles in the varietal or brand being showcased. Get some people together to […]

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Gregg and Ryan Chefs Collaboration Dinner at Escape Montclair

Gregg and Ryan Chefs Collaboration Dinner at Escape Montclair

Gregg and Ryan

Chefs Bryan Gregg and Ehren Ryan of Common Lot, opening in February 2016 in Millburn, will collaborate at Escape Montclair on a five-course dinner on Wednesday January 13 at 7PM. The menu is as follows: 1st Course Hirame / puffed rye / smoked apple – Chef Gregg 2nd Course Celery root / chicken skin / […]

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My Best Dishes of 2015

My Best Dishes of 2015

Escape

My job has me on the road more than not and while I’m away from home, I’m going to be sure I have some fantastic meals. From coast to coast, north to south, over the Atlantic and back, I’ve narrowed down all the great dishes I’ve enjoyed in 2015 into a top 15 list, in […]

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Terre à Terre Supper Club: The Art of Local Cuisine Collaboration Dinner

Terre à Terre Supper Club: The Art of Local Cuisine Collaboration Dinner

Chefs Villani & Viana

In the Terre à Terre kitchen, Chefs Todd Villani and David Viana will present a 6-course dinner showcasing the art of locally-sourced cuisine. The dinner is January 12th at 7PM. ~  First  ~ Liver and Onions – chicken liver mousse and caramelized onion bread pudding (Chef Viana) ~  Second  ~ Beet Ménage – goat cheese […]

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Food & Wine Chickie Eats Her Way through Copenhagen

Food & Wine Chickie Eats Her Way through Copenhagen

Geranium Kitchen

Last month, after a business trip to London, I visited friends who moved to Copenhagen. While the purpose of the trip was to see where our friends and experience the city they’ve moved to, we knew food and wine would be an integral part of the long weekend. From intimate bistros to Michelin-starred restaurants, Copenhagen […]

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Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All

Greek Mule

Dear readers, Thanks for supporting Food and Wine Chickie this year as I traveled my way through some fabulous culinary experiences. I’m in Quebec celebrating with family and friends and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. Cheers, Veronique

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Montclair Food and Wine Festival’s Frost Bites – January 28

Montclair Food and Wine Festival’s Frost Bites – January 28

Frost Bites

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will host its inaugural Frost Bites Winter Party in January with special guest Jersey girl and Food Network star, Amanda Freitag. During the VIP reception, attendees can meet & greet the Iron Chef competitor and Chopped judge who will sign copies of her new book, The Chef Next Door: […]

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