Food

Call Me “Doctor Pepper”

I should have gotten the hint when the waitress asked me three times if I was sure that I wanted my order to be spicy. When the food came, I struggled through three or four [...]

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The Black Thai Affair

When I started to broaden my epicurean horizons, saying, “Let’s go out for Thai” made this small town Jersey boy feel very cosmopolitan. (I know, I know…) Fortunately, I ended up really liking the food [...]

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9 Reasons Why You NEED a Blowtorch in Your Kitchen

Last year I stopped by the kitchen of NJ Dessert Queen, Kim Thornton, to make Creme Brulee. After playing … er … working with a blowtorch for the first time in my life, I started [...]

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Restaurant Week NYC – Gourmet Eats on the Cheap

New York City is in the midst of Restaurant Week right now and if you like good food at a great price, you need to make your reservations NOW! WHAT IS IT? When Restaurant Week [...]

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Video Entry: “Skinny” Blue Margarita

It’s no secret that some of our favorite summer cocktails can wreak havoc on our “Beach Body” diet plans. After months of saying, “No, Thank You!” to dessert, we hear that one question that threatens [...]

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Chocolate Week Wrap Up: Family Favorites

If you’ve been keeping score, this week we have visited stores by the man known as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres. We have sampled some exotic chocolate bars from the Vosges Haut-Chocolat company. And yesterday, we [...]

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Day 3 NYC Chocolate Tour: Chocolate Cocktails!

It’s Day 3 of our Chocolate Tour and I was wondering if you were all chocolated out yet?… Me Neither!!! Today I am bringing you my pick for BEST CHOCOLATE COCKTAILS: MAX BRENNER, Chocolate by [...]

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Day 2 NYC Chocolate Tour: Most Unique

When Forrest Gump’s mom told him that “life was like a box of chocolates,” I seriously doubt that she was imagining anything as unpredictable as my New York City Chocolate Tour pick for … MOST [...]

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New York Chocolate Tour: Best Overall

What better way is there to spend a gorgeous spring afternoon in New York City than on your own Chocolate Treasure Hunt? To get you started on the right foot, I took on the arduous [...]

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Video Entry: Making Fresh Pasta

It’s been nearly ten years since Colleen Szefinski gifted to me the very first cookbook that I ever owned, The Rachael Ray Top 30, 30 Minute Meals Guy Food Book! Last fall, Colleen and I [...]

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