In U.S. 1‘s spring dining issue I get the stories of three women who have ventured out on their own to start bakery-cafes – with great success: Jen Carson of Lillipies, Joanne Canady-Brown of the Gingered Peach, and Marilyn Besner of WildFlour.
SPRING IS HERE & SO IS THE SCOOP ON THE BEST PLACES FOR HIKING & BIKING IN NJ
New Jersey Monthly‘s April issue
spotlights, among other things, 34 scenic treks throughout the Garden State. I was pleased to contribute 3 of my own favorites: the vista atop Baldpate Mountain (the highest spot in Mercer County), the quirky Pole Farm at Mercer Meadows, and a portion of the sprawling Sourland Mountain Preserve that’s as atmospheric as it is sparsely trekked.
EXPERTS CONVENE AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY TO DISCUSS “CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING APPETITES”
The one-day conference brought together scholars and experts from universities, the food industry, government policy organizations, and others to discuss sustainability. I recap the proceedings in the April issue of the Princeton Echo
, including key takeaways from NJ food professionals in attendance.
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I turn the spotlight on the following underrepresented cuisines for my cover story in US 1’s 2016 Spring Dining issue:
- Puerto Rican- the rarest of the Hispanic/Caribbean cuisines in the state
- Polish – traditional, but with a light touch
- Taiwanese – inside the area’s only ramen house, so you find two hard-to-come-by genres in one spot
- Ethiopian – it’s in New Brunswick but it’s not Makeda, which closed down over a year ago
- Indian Chinese – not Indian and Chinese, but rather a terrific mashup that’s trending: Chinese restaurant dishes modified to fit Indian tastes.
Rai Rai Ramen, North Brunswick
Not pictured: Dashen, New Brunswick & Rozmaryn, Trenton. They’re all sit-down, full-service BYOBs. Details & interviews with the owners here in the April 27 issue.
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For the US 1 2015 Spring Dining Issue I asked owners of independent eateries across the Princeton area why they chose to go the fast-casual route.
Their answers are as varied as their offerings, which range from Asian soul food to tapas. Among those profiled:
Infini-T Cafe, Princeton
Jammin’ Crepes, Princeton
Roots Asian Kitchen, West Windsor
The Taco Truck, Princeton
WildFlour Bakery-Cafe, Lawrenceville