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One demanding New Jersey chef once tied his cooks to the stove by their apron strings. Another was such a finicky eater as a child, he refused to allow his cereal to touch his milk. One was kissed by Fidel Castro, another played onstage with Todd Rundgren. Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey peeks into the kitchens and the lives of some of the most famous chefs in the Garden State, where foodies and other gourmands will discover passions, kitchen secrets, life lessons, and signature recipes.
About the Author
TERESA POLITANO is an adjunct professor of journalism at Rutgers University. She is also an award-winning journalist, former news executive, and restaurant critic for Inside Jersey magazine and the The Star-Ledger.
Table of Contents
The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Craig Shelton 3
David Burke Fromagerie, Rumson David Burke 17
Equus Restaurant, Bernardsville; The Claremont Tavern, Bernardsville Scott Cutaneo 29
Restaurant David Drake, Rahway David Drake 36
Dennis Foy's, Lawrenceville Dennis Foy 52
Doris & Ed's, Highlands Jim Filip 61
Cucharamama, Hoboken; Zafra, Hoboken Maricel Presilla 71
Elements, Princeton Scott Anderson 89
SeaBlue, Borgata, Atlanta City Anthony Amoroso 96
Blu, Montclair; Next Door, Montclair Zod Arifai 104
Uproot, Warren Anthony Bucco 115
Lorena's, Maplewood Humberto Campos Jr. 124
Due Terre, Bernardsville; Due Mari, New Brunswick Bill Dorrler 134
Ninety Acres, Peapack-Gladstone David C. Felton 142
Bernards Inn, Bernardsville Corey Heyer 150
Restaurant Serenade, Chatham James Laird 159
Bay Avenue Trattoria, Highlands Joe Romanowski 169
Chefs to Watch
Campania, Fair Lawn Joe Cerniglia 183
A Toute Heure, Cranford Kara Decker 194
Fascino, Montclair; Bar Cara, Bloomfield Ryan DePersio 202
Culinariane, Montclair Ariane Duarte 212
A Sweet Finish
Donna & Company, Cranford Diane Pinder 223
Photo Credits 233
General Index 235
Recipe Index 243