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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.
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    A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of White, It All Depends on Your Appetite… Scenes from a BYOB Culinary Tour

A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of White, It All Depends on Your Appetite… Scenes from a BYOB Culinary Tour

What is a culinary tour? It is a tasting adventure through a neighborhood moving from one food establishment to another. Last week I had the pleasure of bringing a group of 12 on a culinary tour of the East Passyunk Dining District. The organizer is new to the area and wanted to sample what […]

Wrapper’s Delight!

Have you ever tasted Korean kimchee? Kimchee is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made primarily of cabbage with a variety of seasonings and is often described as “spicy” or “sour.”

I was invited to a special dinner hosted by a friend of a friend, who lived in Korea for 2 years. I was looking […]


FEASTIVAL is an annual fundraiser benefiting Philly Fringe and the Arts Programs; the proceeds support local independent live arts performers. It is home to us chefs too, on the cutting edge, if you will…Pictured at left are me with Chef Audrey Claire, Feastival Co-Host. Chefs just want to have fun!

This event gets better and […]

September 24th, 2013|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|
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    On the Way to Cape May I Fell in Love with…“Farm Stands”

On the Way to Cape May I Fell in Love with…“Farm Stands”

Our annual family vacation to the Jersey shore is always a great trip. I embark on the back roads and stop at farm stands. Do you love to stop and shop at farm stands too? A chef at a farm stand is like watching a kid in a candy shop!

I stopped at a few […]

The Earl of Sandwich

Did you know August is National Sandwich Month — perfect, who feels like cooking in August anyway? On average, Americans consume about 200 sandwiches a year…WOW! Every country has their version of a sandwich. In Italy, it’s the Panini; in Greece, it is the Gyro; of course, in America, the sandwich consists of everything […]

“Shakedown” at the New Blender

“I bet mine are better than yours”…a challenge? I recognized him — 6 foot+, native South Philly bad boy, all grown up now, clean shaven, packing vanilla soy milk and low fat yogurt!

At first, I laughed at this pseudo milkshake…as good as the real thing? Like all chefs, we love a challenge, so I […]

This Little Piggy Went to Market!

It felt great being back at the Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market – like going to a family picnic. I made my way through the market, visiting vendors, stall by stall, sharing lots of hugs, smiles and food goodies…what a great feeling!

The first stop was Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, where they had beautiful Portobello mushrooms so […]


I received an invitation from Karla Stockli of the California Fig Advisory Board inviting me to a special dinner, featuring figs, at one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, Osteria Ristorante. You might not be familiar with Karla’s name, but you might be familiar with Karla – she worked on the Dancing Raisin campaign, positioning raisins […]

My Milkshakes Bring All the Boys to the Yard!

Last week was National Vanilla Milkshake Day and July is National Ice Cream month. The first thoughts that ran through my mind were this song and all the milkshakes I have had the pleasure of consuming through the years! Everyone has a favorite, what’s yours?

Here’s the delectable and short history of the milkshake. The […]

Girls Just Wanna Have…Lunch!

Oh, what fun it was to ride through Lancaster County! The weather was perfect: the sun was bright with just the right amount of breeze making for a pleasant journey through Amish country.

I took my assistant and daughter extraordinaire, Brie, out on the road to see if we could find some foodie hot spots […]

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