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Café Matisse in Rutherford

A Work of Art in Rutherford (via The Cook’s Tour) It had been a long time since I visited Café Matisse (like at least 10 years). Sometimes you become enamored of the shiny new “objet d’art” and forget about the old masters. So when I received an invitation to try their new a la carte […]

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Recipe: Chef Chauhan’s Malai Chicken Sliders

At the recent Giants of Generosity Food & Wine Celebrity showcase, held in early March, Chopped judge and chef Maneet Chauhan headlined the celebrity showcase. She entertained the crowd with her culinary history, which started in her homeland of India, and her colorful descriptions of the tastes that inspired her latest cookbook Flavors Of My World. […]

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Recap: Giants of Generosity Wine & Food Event

  Giants of Generosity founder, CEO and Executive Director D. Jane Chagaris Albanese, not only knows how to serve those in need in her community, she knows how to entertain the community, too: with an unprecedented two-day food and wine show to benefit Giants of Generosity as well as other local charities. Giants of Generosity […]

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Learning the Art of Mozzarella Making

There are three things that make food taste amazing: fresh ingredients, skillful preparation, and deep enthusiasm. A Mano restaurant in Ridgewood recently hosted a hands-on mozzarella-making class that featured step-by-step instruction in crafting delicious fresh cheese. The enthusiasm ingredient was supplied, in abundance, by the instructor, Mr. Michael Losurdo, founder and president of Losurdo Foods, […]

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Where’s the Beef? At BiBi’z in Westwood

Bibi’z Restaurant/Lounge specializes in global American fare with a decidedly Mediterranean twist. In response to popular demand, the Bergen County restaurant is adding its prime Angus beef shoulder tenderloin special as a feature on its menu. The shoulder tenderloin special is complemented by sautéed mushrooms, Gorgonzola brûlée and rosemary imbued jus. It is served with roasted […]

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“Bag a Lunch” Delivers Over 2.5 Million Meals

This fall was an exceptionally successful season for Table to Table’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” campaign, an initiative that encourages businesses, schools and individuals to donate money they usually spend on lunch to help feed the hungry. Based in Englewood Cliffs, Table to Table is a rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food […]

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Flax: Healthy and Versatile

Flax, A Very Healthy and Versatile Dietary Supplement Nutritional powerhouse flaxseed is considered a superfood, as it is packed with antioxidants, fiber and proteins. It is also a source of lignans, which are estrogen-like chemicals that also act as antioxidants. A little history: Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC by King […]

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Mr. Cory’s Cookies a Nine-Year Old Baking Sensation

At the tender age of six, budding culinary entrepreneur, Cory Nieves, took to heart that time old adage, “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade” turning to baking to help alleviate a challenging situation for his family. He and his mother, Lisa, were newly transplanted to the North Jersey suburbs from Manhattan and found themselves […]

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It’s All in the Family at these North Jersey Farms

Growing up in Bergen County our weekends usually revolved around heading to one of the many, many malls in the area. So when I was contacted to tour farms in Bergen County, I was surprised – how had I grown up in the area and not realized that there were working farms so nearby? The […]

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New Book & Tour: The History of Diners in New Jersey

The Garden State is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.”  How and why did we earn that distinction? In Michael Gabriele’s new book, The History of Diners in New Jersey, the author explains how location, transportation and dense population created the perfect environment for a thriving diner industry. Gabriele’s book takes us […]

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