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Chef Spotlight: Anthony Pino of Anthony David’s

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Chef Anthony Pino immediately immersed himself in the New York food scene in the kitchen at BR Guest’s Park Avalon. He then moved on in the high-volume restaurant The Garage, in the East Village. There, Chef Pino began putting his training to work, blending Italian flavors with modern […]

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A Farm-to-Table Feast for Good at Langosta Lounge

Marilyn Schlossbach, chef and owner of New Jersey’s “vacation fare” themed Langosta Lounge, has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen and now for the public. Every month, people who are looking to wine and dine while learning from the master herself can experience “Cooking with Marilyn” held at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park. […]

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spring vegetable recipes

Springtime Ingredients: A Wish List From NJ Chefs

With a change of season (technically) starting tomorrow, it’s an understatement to say that most of us are looking forward to warmer weather and the return of spring-fresh ingredients. We caught up with some of New Jersey’s top chefs and asked this question: What springtime ingredient are you looking forward to getting your hands on […]

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Bongiovi Brand Pasta Sauce

As a New Jersey native, I’m destined to like certain things. Two of those things are tomato sauce and Jon Bon Jovi. So when I was offered an invite to taste test the Bongiovi Brand tomato sauces, I quickly accepted. I learned quickly that there are more than just musical genes in the Bongiovi family. […]

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The North End Bistro in Princeton

Princeton is known for its diverse culture and outstanding cuisine. Being a food-enthusiastic resident of the small, restaurant-barren farm town next door, I have come to love Princeton my go to spot for a culinary fix. With more choices for locally sustainable food than there are highway exits in New Jersey, standing out in the […]

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Cracked Olive Market in holmdel nj

Mediterranean Tastes at Holmdel’s Cracked Olive Market

Just a few months after opening the Cracked Olive Market, Superstorm Sandy hit, knocking power out in Holmdel for weeks. Owners Dan Duffy and Chef Denis O’Connor used their food at the Market, located next to the Holmdel Fire Station, and worked from the fire department’s kitchen, cooking everything they had to help feed the community. […]

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Chef Spotlight – Bryan Gregg, Executive Chef of Escape

Interview by Veronique Deblois Chef Bryan Gregg is a native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. Early in his career, Chef Gregg honed his skills at some of the most highly-regarded restaurants and with world-class chefs in New York and New Jersey. The crusader for local New Jersey food […]

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Nominate Your Favorite Green Restaurant

The Nature Conservancy is asking foodies in New Jersey to nominate their favorite green restaurants for Nature’s Plate, a contest to name the people’s choice for our state’s top eco-friendly dining establishment.  Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat-eater, it’s a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the oysters growing out in […]

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Recipes For Your Jersey Fresh Labor Day BBQ

The weather is beginning to hint at the change from summer to autumn and the excitement is building as kids get ready to begin a new school year. But don’t worry, you’ve still got time left to savor the flavors of summer! Just fill your Labor Day weekend with the bounty of Jersey’s summer produce […]

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pizza grilling on grill. tomato basil pizza recipe

Recipe: Grilled Jersey Fresh Pizza

My husband and I have a Friday night tradition of making our own pizza. Usually that involves using premade pizza dough, topping it with sauce and mozzarella and throwing it in the oven. But once summer hits, any pizza we make gets grilled. The difference between grilled pizza and oven-baked pizza is something that’s hard […]

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