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  • "It Was Either Laugh or Die" - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    successful suicides rampant obesity several divorces stints in mental hospitals rehab facilities county jails and state prisons and what seems like ubiquitous mental illness In each of the 40 essays in her book Fromm 50 finds humor as well as pathos in her predicaments and connects the love of food to staying sane in distressing times I figured it was either laugh or die she told me Growing up in Short Hills Fromm and her younger brother looked forward with especially keen neediness to the elegant dinners served by the family s live in housekeeper Every moment under that troubled roof was heightened by the erratic mood swings and multiple suicide attempts of her radiologist father As a child Fromm watched Julia Child on TV and was served lots of fabulous fresh food but she did not cook during her years at Wellesley College or even in her 20s and 30s when she was working at Business Week and living with her husband in Manhattan Recommended Reading Meet the Monkey Her parents divorced and remarried several times Not until Fromm had two sons of her own and moved with her husband back to Short Hills did she consciously connect cooking with sanity and comfort She then threw herself into cooking classes and became addicted to reading cookbooks by Julia Child Craig Claiborne Mark Bittman and the ladies who owned Silver Palate she writes She began to build a collection of recipes like the Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar that neighbor Debbie my first suburban sister brought to the shiva when her father died Another friend Terri invited her to a class in pressure cooking Well Fromm felt like she had been living in a pressure cooker her whole life so why not The class was taught by Arlene Ward a popular local instructor a lovely woman with a fierce attention to detail and a delightful sense of humor Fromm said This led to a friendship with Ward who will cook with her at the Kings Short Hills event When your parents have cycled through romances Fromm writes and countless relatives have landed in the loony bin jumped off bridges stabbed themselves in cars stuck their head in ovens or landed in prison you start to think that insanity might be your birthright And so she told me I cook chopping and sautéing through the stress Whole Earth Center Tuesday January 13 2015 7 p m 360 Nassau Street Princeton wholeearthcenter com Kings Cooking Studio Wednesday January 14 2015 6 30 p m 778 Morris Turnpike Short Hills 973 258 4009 kingsfoodmarkets com cooking studio Click to enlarge images SweetSurvival2 Read more Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate

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  • How to Pair Wine With Food - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    learn the A to Z s Guests will learn how the wine is made the proper tasting and assessing of wine and evaluating older and younger wines The restaurant known for its dry aged beef as well as for seafood and sushi will pair dishes from their menu with the five to six wines featured in each session Iurato says the best way to learn how to pair wine with food is to experience different combinations in class Iurato 41 a Jersey native has been overseeing River Palm s wine list for 15 years and teaching classes for 10 years My focus he says is to concentrate our list to fit our customers It s not about the number of wines it s about the way the people the food and the wine go together Recommended Reading Meet the Monkey Iurato says he hopes to run the series again for those who can t make the winter dates He may also include newer regions such as Argentina Chile or even Tasmania There are so many regions that deserve attention he says To reserve a place call events manager Cynthia Aybar at 201 224 2013 River Palm Terrace 1416 River Road Edgewater 201 224 2013 riverpalm com There are no photos with those IDs or post 92699 does not have any attached images Read more Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid

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  • Take That, Winter! - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    cold weather market in their alliance is the Morris Country Winter Farmers Market held the second Sunday of every month at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown Now in its second year the market brings in 800 1000 people every month to buy from 16 indoor vendors and four hearty souls who set up outdoors In addition to vegetables the markets feature fresh eggs meats cheeses pickles hummus pastas jams dried flowers and wines Because of this we ve really been able to see our New Jersey farmers expand Close says Recommended Reading Eat Drink And Meet Amanda Freitag Communities hosting winter farmers markets include Berlin Farmers Market 41 Clemento Road Thursdays through Sundays Columbus Farmers Market 2919 Route 206 Denville Farmers Market Bloomfield Avenue every other Sunday Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market Raritan Township 111 Mine Street every third Sunday Morris County Winter Farmers Market Morristown 73 Kahdena Road every second Sunday Ramsey Farmers Market 2 Monroe Street Eric Smith School Sundays Sparta Farmers Market 350 Main Street Sparta Middle School Saturdays Stangl Factory Farmers Market Flemington Mine Street and Stangl Road Saturdays Stockton Farmers Market 19 Bridge Street Fridays through Sundays SUZANNE ZIMMER LOWERY is a food writer pastry chef and culinary instructor at a number of New Jersey cooking schools Find out more about her at suzannelowery com Click to enlarge images wintermarket2 Read more Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-drink/soup-to-nuts/take-that-winter/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Gifts for the Jersey Foodie - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    flavor is enhanced by tiny additions of apple cider vinegar organic spices kosher salt and organic cane sugar The Spicy Roasted ketchup includes poblanos red peppers onions and garlic Jars can be purchased at Fairway and Whole Foods markets or a pack of three jars can be ordered online for 29 SEVERINO PASTA severinopasta com The Severino family has been selling homemade 100 percent semolina pasta since 1971 Based in Collingswood the company makes nine different shapes and styles in interesting flavors like Beet Black Squid Ink Lemon Dill Toasted Almond There is also a large selection of specialty raviolis stuffed with cheeses vegetables and nuts available by the case Items can be purchased at Whole Foods or at the Severino retail store in Westmont Recommended Reading Super Snacks For Super Bowl 50 TWO GUYS JERSEY TOMATO SAUCE twoguysfoodgroup com Gluten free and low sodium with no sugar added bring out the great flavor of Jersey tomatoes in this year round delicious sauce Based in Bergenfield Two Guys sells 25 ounce jars of Marinara Spicy Tomato basil sauces throughout the state at Fairway Foodtown Shoprite Stop Shop and Whole Foods stores Three and six packs as well as cases of 12 can be ordered online for 17 95 to 49 95 SUZANNE ZIMMER LOWERY is a food writer pastry chef and culinary instructor at a number of New Jersey cooking schools Find out more about her at suzannelowery com Click to enlarge images booskerdoo Fatboy Cookie Dough Read more Gift Guides Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends

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  • Eat the Art! - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    artistry and passion displayed in each edible work of art Area school children and scout groups submit many of the creations but individual artists and entire families also get in on the fun Quite a few are extraordinary and done at a very high level Parness says This year we have someone who made a beautiful basilica Three years in a row we had a family do the Jersey Shore They did it post Sandy the year of Sandy and now they are doing it in this year of rebuilding Entries have included Santa s workshop Hanukah menorahs Chinese pagodas a grand piano and even the White House You really get to see what s on people s minds Parness says You ll see movies endangered birds vacation spots and of course holidays You ll see Christmas Hanukkah Diwali and Kwanzaa It s really a melting pot of gingerbread Each entry bears the artist s name town inspiration and the number of hours it took to complete Although Gingerbread Wonderland is not a competition visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites in a number of categories Every entrant receives a red ribbon Those presenting environmental themes also get a green ribbon Winners of the People s Choice Awards get a surprise prize from United Parcel Service sponsor of the event Recommended Reading Eat Drink And Meet Amanda Freitag On weekends the 2 admission fee also grants entry to a holiday craft show featuring 30 vendors selling handmade gifts It s a wonderful community tradition Parness says And a sweet one Gingerbread Wonderland runs through December 14th Frelinghuysen Arboretum 353 East Hanover Avenue Morris Township 973 326 7601 arboretumfriends org Gingerbread Wonderland December 5 14 10 am 4 30 pm Fridays until 7 30 pm Holiday Craft Show December 6 7 13 14 10 am 4 30 pm SUZANNE ZIMMER LOWERY is a food writer pastry chef and culinary instructor at a number of New Jersey cooking schools Find out more about her at suzannelowery com Click to enlarge images The Up House from last year s Gingerbread Wonderland at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township Read more Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast Eating With Eric should be on your plate Listen to episodes Subscribe in iTunes 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn

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  • Liven Up Your Leftovers - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    chef Fabian Quiros adds the flair of his Costa Rican heritage He makes pulled turkey puposas meat pies turkey manchego croquettes and poblano turkey quiche Gregory Torrech of Union Republic in Jersey City makes a complex dish of turkey meatballs in dashi style turkey broth over ramen noodles garnished with slivers of sweet potato and scallion Whether you make a simple turkey sandwich or something more ambitious no part of that delicious Thanksgiving bird should go to waste Recommended Reading Eat Drink And Meet Amanda Freitag TURKEY TETRAZZINI From Suzanne Zimmer Lowery Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter green pepper cored seeded and diced 1 cup chopped onion 8 ounces sliced mushrooms 4 tablespoons flour 1 cups milk warmed cup dry sherry 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon Worcestershire 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups cooked shredded turkey 1 cups cooked spaghetti Directions 1 Preheat the oven to 350 F Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the pepper onion and mushrooms over medium heat until softened about 5 minutes 2 Add the flour and cook stirring for an additional minute Slowly stir in the warm milk Heat until thickened stirring with a rubber spatula about 5 minutes Stir in the sherry salt pepper and Worcestershire Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until melted 3 Mix together the sauce spaghetti and turkey and transfer to a greased 9 12 inch casserole Top with remaining cheese cover and bake 20 minutes Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbling POBLANO TURKEY QUICHE From Fabian Quiros Salt Creek Grille Dough Ingredients 1 2 cup all purpose flour 1 4 teaspoon fine salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1 stick cut into small pieces 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water 1 Preheat oven to 350 F Combine the flour salt and sugar in a large bowl and stir briefly until the mixture is aerated Using a pastry blender or your fingers add the butter into the dry ingredients in small chunks until the mixture is in pea size pieces that are slightly yellow in color This will take about 4 to 5 minutes 2 Drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together add the last tablespoon of ice water if necessary but don t overwork the dough or it ll become tough Shape the dough into a flat disk cover it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes After refrigerating spray a deep dish pie plate or quiche pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread out the dough in the plate pan evenly Filling Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 small red bell pepper or poblano seeds removed diced 6 green onions thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 3 large eggs 1 cup milk 1 3 cup all purpose flour 1 4 teaspoon baking powder Pinch salt 1 cup diced roasted turkey 1 cup shredded

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  • Super Sides Me! - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    books to his credit and 30 more that he has been involved with as a consultant co author or recipe tester He has produced recipe collections for Williams Sonoma Sur la Table and Kingsford Charcoal to name a few But it was an affiliation with Perdue that led to his becoming a Thanksgiving authority In 1990 he came out with The Turkey Cookbook 138 New Ways to Cook America s Favorite Bird followed by Thanksgiving 101 a primer on our national feast in 1998 In his new serenade to sides Rodger s presents old fashioned new fashioned and southern style Thanksgiving sides like make ahead mashed potato casserole lemon sweet potatoes with meringue topping and ham kale and cornbread dressing Recommended Reading NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big But the book is really for all year around Rodgers says It s one thing to make a really fancy dish for Thanksgiving and it s another when you have two dollars and 15 minutes to make a side dish on a Tuesday night and you are standing in the store saying What can I do with a pound of carrots RECIPE Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole From The Big Book of Sides by Rick Rodgers 5 pounds baking potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks 8 ounces cream cheese cut into chunks at room temperature 1 cup sour cream cup whole milk 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter 6 tablespoons at room temperature 2 tablespoons cut into small cubes plus softened butter for the baking dish Kosher salt and freshly ground black or white pepper 1 Put the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold salted water to cover them by 1 inch Cover the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat Set the lid ajar and reduce the heat to medium low Cook the potatoes at a steady simmer until they are barely tender when pierced with the tip of a small sharp knife 20 to 25 minutes Drain the potatoes well 2 Return the potatoes to the pot Cook them over medium low heat stirring almost constantly until the potatoes begin to film the bottom of the pot about 3 minutes Add the cream cheese Using a handheld mixer whip the potatoes until the cream cheese melts Add the sour cream milk and the 6 tablespoons room temperature butter and mix well Season to taste with salt and pepper 3 Lightly butter a 13x9x2 inch baking dish Transfer the potato mixture to the dish and smooth the top Dot the top of the casserole with the 2 tablespoons of cubed butter Let cool completely Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before the final baking 4 Meanwhile position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F 5 Uncover the casserole Bake it until the top is lightly browned and the casserole is heated through

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  • Remembering Eli Waller, 4, Felled By Enterovirus D68 - Soup to Nuts - New Jersey Monthly
    of a set of triplets Andy continued born much smaller and lighter than his sisters Eli nevertheless persevered through all the difficulties that came his way Eli was not the type to give up and even though things never really came easily to him he would just plug away day after day practicing sounds or movements or skills until he would eventually get them He did this entirely in an effort to make his Mom and Dad proud and we can unequivocally say that we were and will continue to be so very proud of our little Eli The benefit on Sunday November 16th will take place at the Peacock Inn from 11 30 am to 3 30 pm There will be an open house of food and wine and an auction of donated items A minimum donation of 100 is requested All proceeds will go to the newly created Waller Educational Fund LLC Recommended Reading Super Snacks For Super Bowl 50 Eli s mother Suzie has been part of our family since 2010 when we opened the restaurant says Scott Suffman Peacock Inn s marketing director We wanted to figure out a way to give back when they are going through such a tough time All the food and drinks are being donated and even our employees time is being donated because they really want to help Enterovirus D68 was first identified in California in 1962 During the summer and fall of this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC have confirmed 1 116 cases of EV D68 in 47 states as of November 6 The CDC s state by state breakdown of D68 cases as of November 6 reported New Jersey outbreaks as decreased Young people especially those with prior asthmatic conditions are particularly susceptible to the illness In a message on the inn s website Andy Waller thanks Barry and Elaine Sussman owners of the boutique hotel and restaurant for all that they have done for their family He wrote to the Peacock Inn community Your contributions equate to time with our daughters and security for their futures both of which feel in such short measure lately Your being a part of this event means the world to Suzie and me it is a gesture for which we could never adequately thank you Nevertheless please know that my family and I truly appreciate you playing a part in helping our family The Peacock Inn 20 Bayard Lane Princeton 609 924 1707 peacockinn com SUZANNE ZIMMER LOWERY is a food writer pastry chef and culinary instructor at a number of New Jersey cooking schools Find out more about her at suzannelowery com Read more Soup to Nuts articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly Dining Podcast If you love dining out have a passion for great food or want to hear about the latest food trends our new podcast

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