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Passover the Fried Matzoh!

My “Hebrew-zzesse” friend Sam and his wife Marlene, invited me over during Passover to taste a traditional dish called Matzoh Brei. I was so excited–I am always up to try a new food I have never tasted.
Sam Cohen, is a lawyer and was professor of culture and gastronomy at Drexel University – he also […]

The Last Supper

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend! We celebrated with family dinner on Palm Sunday, because that’s when the kids were home. I’m just so grateful for the few nights that we are together that we do sit down as a family to eat at the table.

It was really nice to have the […]

Put this in your Easter basket!

Can you believe that Palm Sunday is tomorrow and Easter is next week?  I can’t! If this holiday snuck up on you…don’t worry.  The Italian Market’s got everything you need.  Read on for my ideas to help you with your last minute preparations to celebrate with family and friends this Easter week.

First, make sure […]

Hail Caesar!

This all started, with, well the Ides of March…

Now I know what you’re thinking…

But… as I mentioned in my March newsletter, there’s no need to “beware the ides of March”—for good reason.

Though Julius Caesar’s assassination has long cast a shadow of superstition over the Ides of March, for me, the Ides have always felt […]

White Dog and “Brie”

This was the last dinner I had with my daughter before I took her back to college, and I have to say…it was just great. The White Dog is a local place, right in Wayne, and I love the atmosphere. We arrived a little early, with reservations at around 5:15, and happy hour was […]

Jacquie in a Bottle: 1001 Tales of Birthday Bliss

A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday, the same way I’ve celebrated going on 30 years– with time away from the rest of the world with my very best girlfriends.   This is an annual event for me…every year I take a week away to just relax and reconnect with the women in my […]

50 Shades of Roux

Gumbolaya is a mix of Jumbalaya and Gumbo and it is dee-licious! But the trick of making it? The roux! The darker the roux, the richer the flavor. Our “Creole napalm” began a bubbly blonde mess and transitioned to medium caramel, then to brown and then (finally!) to a beautiful brick mahogany. The saying […]

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    Top 5 Healthy Swaps for a Delicious Year of Eating Light & Dining Right

Top 5 Healthy Swaps for a Delicious Year of Eating Light & Dining Right

Holy Moly! Did you overdo it this holiday season like I did? One thing’s for sure, I ate a LOT of carbs! I drank a little more than I should have and I ate my weight in cheese….mmm.

With that said, it’s January, which is the month of cleaning up our act (at least for […]


I met Chef Pierre Calmels of Bibou two years ago at Feastival and after tasting his incredible food, I knew I had to get over to his restaurant. After two years, I’ve finally made it over there and I can easily say that his food was worth the wait!

Bibou is a quaint little restaurant […]

Come Fly with Me

Airports, boy have they come a long way! One of my favorites has to be US Airways Terminal B, Gate B-9 Departures at Philadelphia International Airport! That’s the one that has Vino Volo right there at the gate. Say goodbye to sitting in those uncomfortable chairs! You can pull up a bar stool, sit […]

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