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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 […]

Turkey Tips, Mimi’s Stuffing and Caramel Apple Mimosas!

Are you the host of the annual Thanksgiving family dinner? Are you cooking the dinner? Do you feel a little anxious, maybe have a few questions?

Well, feel free to ask me!  

I thought I could give some pointers to help out with the turkey.

Basting Tip: Do you like to baste your turkey with butter? Place […]

Bottoms Up! My Trip to New Orleans!

I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans. New Ahhhhlans. You have to say it like that. I’m serious.

A few weeks ago, to celebrate my wedding anniversary, I got my wish and the hubby and I headed down to NOLA! Truly, there’s no other place like it in the world.

New Orleans has such a […]

Hot damn! I’m a DAME!

A Dame d’Escoffier that is. I couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Philadelphia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, “a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.”
I […]

September 15th, 2016|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|

Best of Philly Soirée 2016!

So last night, my culinary partner in crime, Lisa Lusby, and I went to The Best of Philly Soirée at Dilworth Park, right there at City Hall.

You know, when I go to these events, I actually sort of get butterflies in my stomach! I’m always full of excitement and not knowing what to expect, […]

Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé


Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé

1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 large cloves of garlic peeled

2 springs of fresh rosemary

2 15.5 oz cans of Cannellini beans

In a large frying pan over medium heat add the olive oil and the garlic and rosemary just until the aroma releases. Then add the […]

White Hot Dîner en Blanc Menu 2016!

Wednesday night’s pop-up shop event at Williams Sonoma at the Bellevue was white hot—and just stoked my excitement for Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016!

So here’s the thing about DEB–the location is kept a total secret until only minutes before–and each guest has to bring everything needed for a “chic pop up picnic”–food, china, settings, […]

Summer Lovin’ at Bank and Bourbon!


My 4th of July weekend this year was packed with summer flavor and flair courtesy of Bank & Bourbon, “where traditional American fare and techniques are re-imagined and made totally new with a modern twist.” Perfect for Independence Day, no?

Jaimi Blackburn of the Loews Hotel was so gracious to invite me to a tasting […]

The Dîner en Blanc Preview Party!

The season of white is back in the City of Brotherly Love!  Philadelphia’s Dîner en Blanc geared up for its 5th year at the Preview Party last night at Reading Terminal and yours truly was lucky enough to be there!

Dîner en Blanc is a coveted, mysterious global dining event that began in Paris—one […]

You Can Leave Your Hat On: Food and Fashion of the Derby

I started my trip to Kentucky on a really good note. I had this dish that I’m still dreaming about.  Let me tell you a little bit about this place…

It’s in Terminal F of the Philadelphia airport– which is the end of God’s country–but as I discovered…so worth it.  OTG is elevating traveler experiences with “farm […]

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