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Smithville Peanut Butter Co.

If your culinary fantasies involve Reese’s or a big jar of chunky peanut butter with a spoon, your peanut butter dreams just may come true at the new Smithville Peanut Butter Co. Located in the Village Greene at Historic Smithville, just a stone’s throw from Atlantic City, the shop’s grand opening was December 6. It’s everything peanut […]







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Cape May Brewing Company is Jersey Fresh

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s (NJDA) Jersey Fresh quality grading and marketing program is one of the most successful in the country. According to the program’s website, “This voluntary program, established in 1985, enhances regional and national marketability of more than 80 New Jersey commodities and assures consumers and wholesale buyers that the products meet […]







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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

December 28: Relax from holiday cooking at the Huntington Fire Company’s breakfast, held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage: YUM. Adults are $8, children $4, and all proceeds benefit Huntington Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. Huntington Fire Company, 1 Maple Ave, Phillipsburg, 908-454-9121. January 7: David Wood, a noted brewer, hosts “Homebrewing […]







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Brunch with Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Whether you have guests staying with you for the holidays or you’re (finally!) enjoying some quiet time, preparing a delicious—and creative—brunch is a great way to spend a weekend morning. Executive Chef Josh Bernstein, of Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, offered up the mouth-watering recipes below, along with his thoughts on each one: breakfast pizza, wild boar […]







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Coming Soon: The United Experience in Newark

Raise your hand if you enjoy dining at the airport? No takers? Not surprised. Not many would say they arrive early to the airport for a unique, culinary experience. But things are about to change at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). This summer United Airlines will begin a complete renovation of Terminal C, pairing chefs’ inspired […]







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Satis Bistro in Jersey City

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend “A Taste of Burgundy” at Satis Bistro in Jersey City. It’s a beautiful restaurant and lounge in the Paulus Hook neighborhood. The space, which once housed a bank, was meticulously restored and updated with a lovely main dining room, a cozy loft-like second floor dining […]







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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

UPCOMING EVENTS! December 17: Westfield Memorial Library presents “Eating Healthy During the Holidays,” hosted by writer Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta. The program will discuss the best nutritional holidays recipes and helpful hints on healthy eating. It is open to any Westfield Memorial Cardholders or members of MURAL, the Middlesex County library exchange program. Westfield Memorial Library, 550 […]







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Last-Minute Foodie Gift Ideas

  Still looking for gift ideas for the foodie(s) in your life? Look no further than this handy list of delicious and, in some cases, educational, possibilities. A gift certificate to one of these businesses is a great way to support small, local businesses while giving big! Bongiovi Brand Pasta Sauce — Luxury tomato sauce. Read […]







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Cookbook and Recipe: The Pollan Family Table

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a book signing/cooking demo featuring the Pollan family. You may be familiar with actress Tracy Pollan, who is married to Michael J. Fox. Tracy, along with her sisters, Dana and Laurie, and their mother, Corky, have written a warm and practical cookbook, The Pollan Family Table, that has been a […]







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Patterson Family Farm in Auburn, NY

Do you know where your milk comes from? I do. No, this isn’t a joke with a cute answer (“duh, a cow,” or worse yet, “duh, the store”). I mean, how does it get from the cow to the store to you? The process may surprise you. On a recent weekend in New York’s beautiful Finger […]







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