NJ Flavor

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do ...

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It’s apple season in New Jersey, and with it comes fresh apple cider. We asked Grain & Cane Bar & Table in Berkeley Heights to share a couple of their favorite apple cider cocktail recipes. These are perfect for sipping as we slide past the dog days of summer and into the fall. Cider ...

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What’s the best food for a first birthday party? It was an enormous flatbread sandwich filled with mozzarella and imported prosciutto at a Tuscan-style café and bakery in New Jersey Sunday. More than 500 people* partook of the schiacciata sandwich at Farinolio in Westfield to celebrate the ...

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Mexican street corn is popping up just about everywhere. But how did this popular street food from our neighbors to the south end up a ubiquitous snack and appetizer in New Jersey? Local business owners say it’s because people travel to Mexico and other Latin countries more often and are ...

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Throughout the eastern United States, many communities where Italian immigrants originally landed began a tradition of hosting Italian festivals. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, often include rides, games of skill and, naturally, delicious ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine.  If they’re lucky, kids ...

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Just in time for the Jewish New Year, Susie Fishbein, author of the international best-selling cookbook series “Kosher By Design,” will teach a week’s worth of kosher-based cooking classes beginning on Sept. 8 at The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond, a new interactive cooking and activity learning ...

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Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt. Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller. The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't ...

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World-renowned chef David Burke will soon bring his culinary creativity and his inventiveness with ingredients to South Orange with the opening of David Burke at Orange Lawn this spring. The 140-year-old Orange Lawn Tennis Club is an Essex County landmark, and Burke’s presence should only ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Being known as the Garden State is a moniker that needs to be celebrated, and a nod to produce grown and products made in New Jersey can make a date night really special.  We grow corn, we grow grapes and ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro. The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the ...

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When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some ...

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Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago. Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover. “When you do it in a commercial factory, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased ...

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April is World Autism Month, and Fanwood, NJ, is gearing up for its annual Rockin’ For Autism festival on Sunday, April 28. Rockin’ for Autism is the brainchild of 17-year-old Fanwood resident Mallory Banks, who since 2011 has raised more than $52,000 in honor of her brother, Ethan. In 2018, ...

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This story first appeared in TAPinto West Essex. The Conforti family, owners of Angelonis in Caldwell and Woodridge as well as Michaels in Nutley, opened its highly anticipated gastropub The Brook Tap House last month at 811 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell.  According to owner Mike Conforti, ...

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What’s on tap to start off the weekend? Dogfish Heads, Flying Fish, Founders, Heavy Reels, Guinness, Harpoon, you name it. There will be 600 beers at the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on Friday and Saturday from 150 different breweries. The festival will be on March 29 and March 30 ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you ...

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Whether it’s a Chipotle Cheese Steak (#43), Original Italian (#13) or any other one of your favorite Jersey Mike’s sandwiches, the shop will give 100% of proceeds from your order to a local charity of its choosing this Wednesday, March 27, during the company’s annual Day of Giving. Each of the ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day story. Maybe yours involves being stuck in parade traffic with your date and just one bottle of water, or maybe it was being stuck in a pub with just your sixth glass of green ...

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Fans of Anthony Bourdain eagerly wait to learn how some of his favorite New Jersey restaurants will honor the late star. The New Jersey Assembly approved a resolution in January designating 10 Garden State restaurants to be on the “Anthony Bourdain Food Trail,” so chosen because they were ...

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In many New Jersey communities, it’s become an annual event. Restaurants large and small participate in restaurant weeks, which are held throughout the year and often take place for more than just a week. Business districts hold these events to bring patrons into town to shop and dine out, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. If you attended elementary school anywhere in the United States, you were told repeatedly that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your first grade teacher’s breakfast mantra was most likely repeated ...

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Thin Mint Lamb Sliders. Peanut Butter Do-si-do Wings. These were two of the entries in last year’s Great Cookie Cook-Off hosted by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. The second annual cook-off March 14 in Scotch Plains will feature more big-name chefs and their newest creations using Girl ...

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Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel. A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban ...

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These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right ...

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February marks the annual maple sugar harvest in New Jersey. We found 10 places where you can learn the sweet truth behind this local treat. Maple sugaring has been around since Native Americans began taking sap from the trees. The activity has evolved throughout the centuries from shooting ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Thanks to Cupid, the warmth from Valentine’s Day is a perfect and needed break from a chilly Jersey winter.  February 14th brings the potential of a sizzling, romantic day for couples everywhere, and if the cards ...

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