Tagged with Diane Pinder

Slow Food Northern NJ Annual Meeting at Duke Farms

Author Judy Wicks, local food pioneer and a leader of the local living economies movement, speaks at Slow Food Northern NJ’s Annual Meeting, which features a local-foods lunch prepared by area chefs  DATE: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1-3:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Farm Barn at Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ COST: $12 for … Continue reading

Chocolate Roundup

Chocolate Roundup

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and – strictly for research purposes of course! – I’ve been sampling various chocolates I received or bought (guilty!) around Christmas.  Not being one to look a gift horse, even a herd of them, in the mouth, here’s a rundown of what I’ve enjoyed. They were all good, and two … Continue reading

It’s Fundamental (Chocolate)

It’s Fundamental (Chocolate)

Fundamental Chocolate is amazingly, well, fundamental. The latest product line from Diane Pinder, owner of Donna & Company, contains only organic cacao from South America, organic cocoa butter, and natural honey from New Jersey apiaries (so it’s certified Jersey Fresh).  Two of the three varieties are topped with raspberry bits or pistachios, the third is plain. This 70% … Continue reading

High Times at the Americana

You don’t usually hear about special events at diners, but the Americana Fine Diner on Route 130 in East Windsor is having one that sounds like a lot of fun on July 21. Remember, these are the same folks who have Craig Shelton consulting in the kitchen of their Skylark Diner in Edison.  The Americana is the … Continue reading

Golden Egg Nog Truffles @ Donna & Company

I’m always going on about the fine artisan chocolates that come from Donna & Company in Cranford. Owner Diane Pinder also operates the Donna Toscana Chocolate Lounge in Cranford, and I have my fingers perpetually crossed in hopes of being able to buy her exquisite chocolates in the Princeton area some day. Meanwhile, you can order online … Continue reading