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A thank you to Pat Tanner

A thank you to Pat Tanner

When I started writing about food for the Princeton Packet, Pat Tanner had already been at it for several years. She’s now a top New Jersey food journalist, writing for many illustrious publications (see her website for the latest places her articles have appeared). Her plate is so full (ouch!), in fact, that she recently … Continue reading

Food & Dining trends for 2015

This is the time of year that the food industry releases surveys about dining trends and what consumers are interested in eating/drinking, whether at home or out. I always love to hear from the Specialty Food Association, which puts on the Fancy Food Show each summer (New York) and winter (San Francisco). A recent e-newsletter from … Continue reading

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Aha! The recent food trend charts published by Eater.com confirm what I’d been thinking to myself – there’s a certain amount of “message fatigue” when it comes to the whole farm-to-table thing (inevitable, although it doesn’t invalidate the concept), but we are increasingly interested in small-batch artisan-produced food products, like the house made pickles so many restaurants are … Continue reading

Sushi Chef John at Ya Ya Noodles

Lately, my friends have been raving about the great sushi they’ve been enjoying at Ya Ya Noodles in Montgomery. I NEED to get there, but am waiting for warmer weather, since I know it’s coming soon (yes really!).  Meanwhile, professional photographer Tasha O’Neill, who is taking a videography course, has made a 40-second time-lapse video … Continue reading