Would you believe me if I told you that everything on the plate pictured above was freshly caught or grown in and off the coast of NJ? From the tuna to the rice, this dinner is 100% Jersey delicious. Growing up, I earned the nickname Sammy The Seal at the age of 3, thanks to my ability to slurp down sushi like it was...

Would you believe me if I told you we’re halfway through spring? With the late start we had, and then what seemed like summer arriving early, we have had only a few true days of spring this season. You know the kind, when the temperature is absolutely perfect, and the leave are that really pretty shade of light green,...

With record-breaking high temps this week, I’m sure a lot of people are turning to their trusty grill to get dinner on the table. I know I was pretty excited to fire up some pastured beer brats from Brick Farm Market! And while abandoning the oven for the next five months may sound like a dream to some people, others...

I clearly remember the day my parent’s cut me off from my Easter basket. It was a sad day… one void of hollow bunnies and caramel filled eggs. I was in high school, but I certainly wanted to cry like a child. Why would anyone stop this wonderful tradition of plying their child with sugary snacks? Beats me… Growing up,...

You may not know what Braciole is, as it’s not commonplace on Americanized Italian menus. In fact, I’m calling it: braciole is one of the most underrated Italian dishes of all time. But out of all the Italian dishes under the sun, it really is one of my favorites. Up there right along with Osso Bucco (a dish you may be...

I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, I always have something delicious for dinner planned, but lunch… lunch has always been a meal that evades me. I have never been able to plan for it, because what if there are dinner leftovers? My aversion to food waste has made it difficult to plan for a meal that can...

Within the last five years, we’ve seen chefs transform vegetables into works of art. I recently had the pleasure of hearing Rich Landau  speak about the farm to table movement at the Association of Food Journalists Conference, and I look to Vedge as a big innovator in this space. If you look at the menu at any given...

In my recent blog post, The State of Farm To Table in 2017, I briefly told my story about how I got into my fascination with the farm to table movement. And despite it’s popularity, I know sourcing local, farm fresh ingredients isn’t commonplace for most people. I know this because I can count on just one hand the...

Gin-gle bells, gin-gle bells, gin-gle all the way! I cannot BELIEVE we are just 10 days out from Christmas. We just got our Christmas tree this week and to be honest, I haven’t been in the highest of spirits. But that all changes today because it’s Friday and there’s a light dusting of snow on the ground, I have all my...

The first country I ever visited abroad was Spain. We spent 10 days on the beaches of Barcelona, letting our taste buds be our guide. Catalan food differs from that of the rest of Spain, due to the influence of French cuisine and the proximity to the ocean. For example, cannelloni, rustic stews and shellfish were all...