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    Celebrating Fabulous Cuisine As We Taste & Toast Our Way Through France

Celebrating Fabulous Cuisine As We Taste & Toast Our Way Through France

As promised, I have been organizing more of my favorite memories from this year’s culinary tour of France that will be happening all over again in 2019. It was such a wonderful time, and the plans are already in the works for next year’s exciting tour of food, wine and sightseeing our way through […]

Chef Jacquie’s Picks for Your Stress-Free Holiday

It’s the most wonderful–and hectic–time of year: a long gift list to conquer, festive parties to organize, big family dinners to prepare. Are you having visions of sugarplums or holiday nightmares? No worries! Chef Jacquie’s here with my 2018 holiday picks for your stress-free celebration.
Over-the-Top Caramel Apples

It’s party season! A good guest never arrives […]

Food, Fun and Fabulous Philly Fans

Fly, Eagles, Fly! It’s a truly great time to be a Philly sports fan and South Philly is where it’s at. Fall finds the South Philly Sports Complex bustling with excited football, hockey and b-ball fanatics—and, hey, these folks are hungry!

The seasons are underway; plan a fun day trip to experience one of Philly’s […]

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    Two Perfect Ingredients to Philly Fun: Fall Festivities and Food

Two Perfect Ingredients to Philly Fun: Fall Festivities and Food

Toasting Summer Farewell
The leaves will soon be coloring our wonderful city from the summer greens to the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. It’s one of my favorite times of year to host delicious food tours. The summer’s heat will soon be pushed out by the autumn breeze, and we don’t have to worry about […]

September 22nd, 2018|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|
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    Come Stroll With Me in September for the Unique Tastes of Philly

Come Stroll With Me in September for the Unique Tastes of Philly

Tastes of Philly
The heat of the summer will soon be over for us Philadelphians with Fall only thee weeks away. Fall is the perfect time to do something unique before the busy and cold holiday season sneaks up “putting too much on our plates.” No pun intended. It is always about food with me.

That […]

Tour de France Eat, Drink, Rest and Repeat!


Before I get too busy cooking, touring and mingling in my wonderful, South Philly neighborhood of exceptional restaurants and friendly shops, I want to share some wonderful memories of the wonderful food, the flavorful wines and the artistic landscapes from our annual, culinary tour de France. The memories and the tastes will last me […]

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|
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