Sumo Citrus – New Healthy Discovery

I’m trying to add a variety of fruits to my diet and while I like oranges, I dislike if they’re difficult to peel, are dry and ‘grainy’ or have pits. I like those juicy little mandarins, but there are typically 2-3 seeds per tiny segment – boo! After last weekend’s visit to the grocery store […]

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Easy Egg Cups

Easy Egg Cups

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Breakfast, often said to be the most important meal of the day, is my favorite meal is the day. On the weekends, with more time on my hands, I have no issues making delicious, hearty breakfast, but on hectic weekday mornings…not as easy. I’ve been making these cute and delicious egg cups on Sundays that […]

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The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

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The nominations for the Oscars of the food business have been announced! Below are the semifinalists for the 2016 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Read on for semifinalists in all categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. For more details on how these names were selected, read this. The 2016 James Beard […]

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King of Brisket – Kimchi Smoke

King of Brisket – Kimchi Smoke

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My Kimchi Smoke article was just published on Jersey Bites. I love what Robert Cho and team are doing and it’s some of the best brisket I’ve had. A must-visit place for my NJ/NY readers! Kimchi Smoke 49 W. Church St. Bergenfield 201-338-8333 Cheers, Veronique

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Wild Mushroom Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup

What could be more comforting than a hearty, warm soup on a cold winter day? Nothing, that’s what! This soup could easily be vegetarian by replacing the chicken broth with vegetable broth. 3 cups chicken broth 1 ounce Porcini mushrooms 1/2 stick butter 2 celery stalks, minced 1/2 cup onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

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10 Provocatively-Named Wines for Valentine’s Day

For those looking for wine suggestions for Valentine’s Day, I want to share my latest Jersey Bites compilation of 10 Provocatively-Named Wines for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re staying home to enjoy a home-made dinner or going out to a restaurant that allows you to bring wine, I hope you try one of these ten wines […]

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10 Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Winter

10 Rosé Wines to Enjoy this Winter

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Rosé wine sales are booming on the American market with 3.3 million cases estimated to have been sold in 2015, up from 500,000 cases sold in 2008 (source: Nielson). What was once considered a summer patio wine, rosé has become popular year-around due primarily to its food-friendliness. While there are numerous light-bodied rosés best served […]

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Masters of Mixology Dinner at Crystal Springs Resort

Masters of Mixology Dinner at Crystal Springs Resort

Chris James

On 2/21, Crystal Springs Resort will host a Masters of Mixology Dinner featuring author Warren Bobrow and cocktail expert Christopher James. This exclusive event will feature a five-course menu by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco paired with cocktails from two of New Jersey’s premier mixologists. Bobrow will demonstrate a cocktail from his popular series of books […]

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Tumeric, Cauliflower and Carrot Purée

Tumeric, Cauliflower and Carrot Purée

Cauliflower Puree

When I went to the market last weekend, I found the biggest cauliflower head I think I’d seen. Knowing bigger isn’t always better, I still bought it to make a soup with Indian-inspired flavors. It’s simple to make, very comforting on a chilly day and, most importantly, tastes like a million bucks. Note that I […]

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Nut Goodie Bars

Nut Goodie Bars

Nut Goodie

Nut Goodie is a candy bar that has been manufactured by Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Pearson’s Candy Company for over 100 years. The popular Midwest candy bar is a blend of chocolate, maple and peanuts and is decadent and purely delicious. I’d never heard of this candy bar until my friend and colleague, Pam, brought bags […]

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