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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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread on Bottom Right

Day 12 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! Right before Thanksgiving, my friend, Alli Meyer, posted a photo (included here) of all the desserts she made for her parents’ Thanksgiving dinner. She was willing to share the recipe she uses for her pumpkin bread that I thought you’d enjoy. Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin […]

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Four Ingredient Fudge

Four Ingredient Fudge

fudge

Day 11 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! Seeing that I was doing a holiday baking compilation, my mom sent me her easy fudge recipe that you can make with just four ingredients (three if you don’t want to use nuts). If you like marshmallows, you could easily add ½ cup by reducing […]

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Pouding Chômeur – Poor Man’s Pudding

Pouding Chômeur – Poor Man’s Pudding

Pouding Chomeur

Day 10 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! Growing up in Quebec, my sister and I always loved Pouding Chômeur, literally translated as “poor man’s pudding. It was dubbed as such because the recipe became popular during the depression when the cake in this recipe was replaced by day-old bread. A little goes […]

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Pepparkake – Spiced Cookies

Pepparkake – Spiced Cookies

Pepparkake

Day 9 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! My friend Kim Ihms is of Scandinavian descent, Norwegian actually, and has neat holiday dessert recipes that I’ve shared in the past (see Berliner Kranser Cookies she shared a couple years ago). This year, her sister Karen shared a Scandinavian spiced cookie recipe that I […]

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