Chef Jacquie’s Blog

Red, White and Blueberry!

In today’s world, it astonishes me how many kids are picky eaters. And guess what moms and dads? We’re creating them! A few years ago, I teamed up with a few doctors from affluent neighborhoods on the Main Line and in South Jersey. I was shocked to find out that there was malnutrition and […]

In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is Queen!

The world has a ton of hidden gems that you can only discover if you’re patient enough to stop and listen. Yesterday, I met the oldest woman from the oldest family in the Italian Market and boy was she a hoot!

At 89 years old, Antoinette Cappuccio Crimi is just as bright as ever and […]

Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie!

There are some things in life that even a sprained foot can’t keep me away from. Pie is one of those things. On Saturday, I was getting ready for the annual Church of the Holy Spirit’s Fair and Pie Contest in Harleysville. As I winced in pain, I knew I had two choices: stay […]

Sleepless in Radnor

After last summer, I can safely say I’ve seen it all! One night our office was hit by lightning, leaving me with a fried computer, alarm system, thermostat and air conditioning. I was not only hot, but I had to write down all my work by hand, which took so much more time than […]

Family Tasting Tours of the Italian Market

Did you know that Tasting Tours of the Italian Market aren’t just for adults? They’re fun for the whole family! Today, I’d like to share some of my favorite stories about kids who have come on the tour.

Even at a young age, Patrick is a foodie. He loves food so much that his dad […]

My Visit to Arizona

My visit to Arizona was a mixed bag of feelings. I can’t talk about a trip to Arizona without talking about The Grand Canyon. As you can probably imagine, The Grand Canyon is breathtaking and something everyone should experience at least once in their life. Although it was beautiful, there are a few things […]

What You Need To Know To Make The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

What do Panini, French croque monsieur and quesadillas all have in common? They’re ALL different types of grilled cheese! If you thought that grilled cheese sandwiches were only two slices of bread, think again! In today’s blog, I’m going to teach you to make these and other delicious international supermelts with my favorite tips […]

Paradiso Ristorante

My mother and I have a longstanding tradition of going on Mommy & Me and Wine Makes Three dinners. To continue this tradition, last summer we chose to head to East Passyunk for a wine night at Paradiso. The menu consisted of wines from the Lazio and Umbria region of Italy as well as […]

7 Recipes to Get You Through The Rest of Winter

As the saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” For those of you who can’t wait for the “lamb” part to kick in, read on. We’ve got plenty of recipes to help you make it through the last few weeks of cold, winter weather.

With the ice and […]

Mad for Madeleines

This year, I took out my madeleine recipe for one of my cooking classes and it brought back a flood of fond memories. As I scanned the familiar ingredient list, I was transported back to my apprenticeship at La Forchette restaurant in Wayne. It was there that I first learned to make French madeleines […]

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