Food & Drink

August 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5. The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Organizers of this year’s Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival have released its schedule of activities. The festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. on Stangl Road here, which will be closed to traffic. The festival includes a food contest; local craft beer ...

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 Asian Cucumber Salad Serves: 6 Ingredients For Salad: 2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough] 2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional Ingredients For Vinaigrette: ¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The 18th Annual Taste of Piscataway brought out dozens of area eateries and beverage companies to the Radisson Hotel on Monday, where hungry visitors were able to sample a wide variety of pastas, sausages, lamb slider burgers, duck wings and seafood dishes, and an assortment of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The weekly Farmers Market at Duke Farms returns on Sunday, May 6, with more than two dozen vendors expected for the opening and throughout the summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every week, rain or shine. The market will close for the season Oct. 28. The Sunday Farmers Market at ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge has brought its magical blend of Latin soul and Cuban spirit to Totowa.  Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, located at 1 Route 46 west inside the Holiday Inn in Totowa, will celebrate the grand opening of its second location with two events in May.

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Mini recipes, those with five ingredients or less, are always the best because they are so simple and usually cost a lot less than the pre-made versions available at the market.  This balsamic vinaigrette has just four ingredients (salt and pepper don't count) and gets a really thick creamy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Destination Dogs, the eatery specializing in hot dogs that opened in the city about six years ago, will be featured on the Travel Channel show “Food Paradise” next month, a spokeswoman for the show said. A film crew from the channel spent an entire day filming at the restaurant ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new. Beginning Monday, March 19 and running ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Since being recognized for having the "Best Soup in NJ" by foodie website The Daily Meal, sales the Fanwood Grille's various soup offerings have jumped.  "We've had people drive down from Bergen County just to try our soups," said Paul Watterson, who gets into Fanwood Grille as ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will host a Farm to Table Indoor Winter Market Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orientation Center, 1112 Dukes Parkway West. There will be 20 local farms and small businesses represented with a wide range of products, including pickles, fresh bread, jam, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Disillusioned with the grind that comes with being an attorney, David Delinko has gotten a fresh start, preparing and serving fresh salads to customers at the Salad House, which celebrated its Grand Opening Friday, Feb. 2. The owner of Somerville's newest restaurant, located at ...

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Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the ...

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Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy.  I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie.  Ashley has a nut ...

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Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic Ingredients ¾ c margarine, softened ​​​½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar​​​ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​ 2 teaspoons baking soda ​​½ cup ...

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Ukrainians do not tend to follow recipes exactly, preferring to uniquely customize recipes according to personal taste, preference and mood. Christine Morgan's “interpretation” of Ukranian Pizzelles  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 2-3 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs 1/2 - 3/4 cup ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Peanut Butter Snowballs are fun and easy to make. This delicious treat has become a holiday favorite in our house. Our little one loves to help make them for Santa on Christmas Eve.  We like to use creamy peanut butter, but if you prefer more texture, use chunky peanut ...

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BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Old Bay, a household name across the Hub City, will go out with a bang before shutting its doors for good at the end of the month.  On Saturday, December 9, The Do Rights will have their last concert there. The next weekend, on Saturday, December 16, P-Funk North will ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name. This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ...

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Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - We've all been there, we go to bed on Wednesday night thinking this is going to be the smoothest Thanksgiving ever, only to wake on Thursday morning with the "we don't have enough food" panic. A bunch of TAPinto editors go together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe is now the worst kept secret in the township. Stilwell's jelly has been the subject of a great deal of chatter in town over the past few days. Then on Sunday afternoon. local business leader Izabela Van Tassel declared ...

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The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell has become a favorite around here, so much so that in addition to writing a review I had to share one of the recipes from the book. Macaroni and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms is true to the nature of the book as includes ...

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