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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.

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 […]

Chef Jacquie’s Days of Wine and Braises

Autumn is almost here – is it your favorite time of year too? I love to cook with wine, especially during the cooler months. Nothing says lovin’ like a pot of braised short ribs and mashed potatoes. If red meat is not your thing, chicken thighs are a great option.

Braising is a combination of cooking […]

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 […]

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