NJ Flavor

August 10, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood. The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24. More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs ...

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Did you know? New Jersey is the second-largest eggplant growing state in the country, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. It’s especially plentiful during summer months. Next time you fire up the grill, throw on some eggplant slices to give this Mediterranean-inspired dip a ...

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Garden State growers harvested 41 million pounds of peaches last year, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, making it the No. 3 state producing the fuzzy fruit in the country. Sure, you can get them at the store, but there’s nothing like picking your own. August, National Peach ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Enjoying a dinner for two al fresco is a summertime must for New Jersey couples — great food, a little candlelight and the only thing close to a ceiling has a 747 in the distance. Taking full advantage of ...

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“Chopped Junior” contestant Jamie Foerst can’t say who won until after the episode airs at the end of this month. Foerst, who is 12, can’t even tell his family or friends about the dishes he made. Since the episode was filmed in early April, the soon-to-be 7th grader has kept its details a ...

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A voluntary recall is underway for some fresh basil from Mexico that may be contaminated with a parasite that causes intestinal illness. This week, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control alerted consumers to an outbreak of Cyclospora traced to fresh basil imported ...

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For the sweetest corn, eat it as soon as possible after it’s picked. The sugar turns to starch as it ages. Until then, keep it in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of these easy ideas: 1. Sprinkle raw kernels over salad ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out ...

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Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here. Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use ...

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Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article. We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a ...

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Ahrre Maros knows a few things about coffee. The owner of Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit, who roasts his beans in Plainfield, has been in the coffee shop business in Union County for 30 years as of this summer. Maros shared his secrets for making a great batch of cold brew ...

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What it is it about radish slices dipped in melted butter then sprinkled with a touch of coarse salt that makes them so good? Is it the refreshing crunch of the radish? The way the butter smooths out the vegetable’s harshness, without eliminating its heat? The pop of flavor enhanced by ...

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Named for a character in the children’s book “The Wind in the Willows,” Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, offers every bit as much charm and whimsy as the park itself. Step inside the old-fashioned French countryside-style café or choose a seat outdoors with a view of ...

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