Food & Drink

May 31, 2021

NEW JERSEY -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with past contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime. Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the ...

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WASHINGTON — Memorial Day kicks off the official start of summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding everyone how to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler. Hot and humid weather combined with outdoor activities, provide the perfect environment ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -ShopRite’s registered dietitian, Shelbi Thurau, has shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches. Tonight's recipe is  Grilled Fruit Salad Ingredients 6 cups assorted grillable fruit, such as watermelon cubes, canteloupe cubes, mango chunks, chopped pineapple, ...

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Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated. The recall is limited ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness, announced The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A recall was not ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy. But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience ...

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Pacific Salmon Burgers have been recalled by Trident Seafoods Corporation because the burgers may contain small pieces of metal, announced the company. The product has a Lot Number of GC101431 and a Best By Date of 1/14/2023. The product was sold at Costco. The company is asking anyone who has ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue to receive free nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session. These flexibilities are now available through Sept. 30, 2021. “We want ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Michele Harriott wants your vote. No, the Bloomfield resident and chef is not running for public office. She’s trying to win the Favorite Chef competition. The challenge, in which chefs from around the globe are invited to compete in an exclusive online competition to be named the ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES — The proprietor of Parsippany's Reservoir Tavern, Nicola J. “Nick” Bevacqua, Jr.,92, of Mountain Lakes, has passed away.  He passed on February 14, 2021, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. Nick was born and raised in Boonton and settled in Mountain Lakes 28 years ago. Nick was ...

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Approximately 752,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pockets from Nestle have been recalled, announced the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the release, the product may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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NEW JERSEY - With the hospitality industry facing unprecedented hardship in the current economic environment, many restaurants are pleading for new revenue streams just to make their businesses sustainable. With municipalities across New Jersey at risk of seeing their downtowns downtrodden by the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whole Foods Market has announced that select prepared Macaroni & Cheese products are being recalled because they may contain undeclared egg. The affected products were sold in stores in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. People who have an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business. On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When Facebook sits up and takes notice of the group you started on their site to help local restaurants, maybe you’ve done something right. Montville resident Roberta Ginsberg saw a TV news story back in May describing a grassroots effort to help restaurants by posting on social ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Fans of Montville resident Buddy Valastro, whom they know as the Cake Boss, were shocked to find out Sept. 23 that the famous baker had been involved in what he called a “terrible accident.” Valastro posted a photo of himself on Twitter and Instagram, in the hospital, in ...

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Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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With plenty of fresh-from-the farm fruits and vegetables around in the summer, dips are the way to go. Nutrition experts at Atlantic Health System offer two recipes below: one for veggies and the other for fruit. Grab a cooler or some ice, and you can take them both along to the pool or ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township restaurants will join other New Jersey restaurants in opening their doors as Governor Murphy has officially allowed them to permit indoor dining as of Sept. 4. The executive order 183 dictates that restaurants can seat at 25% capacity indoors, and restaurant owners are ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that restaurants statewide will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this Friday, September 4. Restaurants, according to the announcement, will be at 25% capacity with social distancing between tables. "Reopening responsibly will help us restore one ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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