Taste 4 Travel

About Taste 4 Travel

Trained at the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly, is a professional chef dedicated to providing her clients with the ultimate culinary travel experience.

Hot Cross Buns, Hot Cross Buns!

Hot cross buns are made from yeast, spices, eggs, currants, raisins and other dried fruits; marked with a frosted cross and it is traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
The history of hot cross buns reaches as far back as the Assyrians.  Small cakes were baked and offered to the God, Ishtar; Egyptians honoured their God […]

Food Purgatory During Lent

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of eating pizza, tuna sandwiches, peanut butter & jelly and grilled cheese on Fridays during Lent – what else is there to eat?
Keep reading to get out of Food Purgatory!
As a parent, it’s hard to find things the kids will eat during Lent. Fish sticks are […]

Polenta – Italian Peasant Food

Polenta is one of my favorite traditional Italian staples.
It is an age old comfort food.
I remember the first time I saw our table set for polenta in Bologna.  My grandmother would make a big fuss! She put lots of work and effort in preparing different sauces like Bolognese ragout (sauce), marinara sauce, roasted quail […]

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 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicago, Chicago, That Wonderful Town!

Last time I was in Chicago was 30+ years ago. It was a great town back then, and that made it even more awesome to go back this summer and see it the way it is today. I couldn’t believe how it’s even more improved from where it was thirty years ago!

I have to […]

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