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.

Won’t you take me to IRISH TOWN! (AKA The Italian Market)

Seriously. I know…you’re probably surprised right now even reading that. But. It’s true.

Any Philadelphia history buff worth their salt will tell you…when the Italians came to South Philly they arrived into what might as well have been called Irish Town.

The area of 9th Street was populated with mostly Irish immigrants at the end of […]

February is for Lovers!

February is for lovers…and I’m a lover not a fighter, baby. And I would LOVE to help you celebrate your love this month!

Have a glass of bubbly on me when you join me for an Intimate VIP Dinner Tour of South Philadelphia’s ‘Restaurant Row”.

East Passyunk Avenue, named one of the “10 Best Foodie Streets […]

My Favorite Winter Comfort Recipes

Happy New Year, Saucy Tasters!

So I was supposed to travel to Italy last week to settle my daughter (my Sweet Petunia!) into her study abroad semester and the snow canceled my flights and left me cuddled up at home cooking up some comfort food and nursing my wounds (I mean. I REALLY wanted to […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

Julie Andrews’ favorite things might be raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…but you better believe MY favorite things are EDIBLE. HA!

The holidays are in full swing, baby! And if reading that spins you into a full 5-alarm panic over everything you need to do, clean, cook, bake and wrap between now and New […]

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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