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Savor Italian Flavors with Chazz Palminteri

Celebrated chef brings as much passion to the table as he does to the stage and screen

Savor Italian Flavors with Chazz Palminteri

The quintessential Bronx boy—not satisfied to rest on his laurels after enjoying success as an Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, and producer— Chazz Palminteri has shown yet again that he’s unwilling to waste even a single drop of his talent. And like his acclaimed story, “A Bronx Tale”—first a one-man show, then a film, and now a Broadway musical—Chazz Palminteri Ristorante ... Read More »

From Jersey Shore to soup du jour

A conversation with NJ’s own culinary superstar David Burke

David Burke - From Jersey Shore to soup du jour

Growing up in Hazlet, just a few miles from the ocean and even closer to Sandy Hook Bay, David Burke—culinary partner at ESquared Hospitality and world-famous chef—was surrounded by food from the start. From local fish and crabs, to the farm fresh fruits and vegetables bought from roadside stands, Burke had access to it all.  From a culinary point of ... Read More »

Dreaming Big with Drew Nieporent

How the founder of Myriad Restaurant Group shaped his own success

“You have to dream big if you’re gonna win.” Sound advice from America’s legendary restaurateur, Drew Nieporent. As founder of Myriad Restaurant Group (which operates Tribecca Grill, Nobu New York City, Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu London, Nobu Next Door, Bâtard, and Crush Wine & Spirits), Nieporent is no stranger to winning. With 35 restaurants worldwide under the Myriad umbrella—most recently ... Read More »

Doggie Bag

Fine diners and their favorite restaurants

Longtime residents of New Jersey, Marge and Mark Dabakian are foodies through and through. “We love to eat out,” Marge says. Which works out for both of them, since she hates cooking. “There are lots of places we love to go, but we’re regulars at Jersey Boys Grill in New Milford. They have great specials, but Mark and I will ... Read More »

Food Talk

With Dan Jurafsky, author of "The Language of Food"

In “The Language of Food,” Stanford University linguistics professor and chair Dan Jurafsky journeys into the linguistic history of all things culinary. Jurafsky explores food terminology with easy-to-digest etymologies, entertaining anecdotes, and even snippets of ancient recipes—as well as some not-so-ancient ones, like Emily Dickinson’s recipe for coconut cake. “The Language of Food” asks questions about the similarities between words like macaroon, macaron, and ... Read More »

European Health Secrets

Boulder author Layne Lieberman dishes on Swiss, French, and Italian diet tips

Beyond the Mediterranean

Paleo. Gluten-free. Raw foods. Which of these dietary trends have you or someone you know tested in the recent past? Award-winning culinary nutritionist and Boulder-based author Layne Lieberman, RD, believes the key to a healthy lifestyle is simpler than these passing fads. While living in Switzerland, she discovered the eating habits that allow the Swiss to enjoy the second longest ... Read More »

Brunch at City Perch in Fort Lee NJ - iPIC Theater