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Terra Chimera Farm

What Lauren Giunta and Cain Cummings are growing on acres in Cape May County isn’t about quantity yields and common crops, but treasures unearthed in a wealth of seed catalogs and destined to inspire.

Creams from the Crops

Daughter-Dad team Komal and Pankaj Das churn the expected, the unexpected and a whole lot in between at their highly personal ice cream shop in Budd Lake.

Byrd’s Eye View

Chef Ehren Ryan brings his distinctive and provocative world of food to a new space in Hoboken, determined to redefine casual elegance while respecting the values and vision he set in place at Common Lot. With Byrd, Air Ryan is born.

Of Reaping and Sowing

What Dorothy Turner grows, her community eats. Right now, the veteran farmer is planning her customers’ next meals from her fields in Howell.

Pro Picks: 2023/2024

What food or dish did you cook or grow or make in 2023 that best expresses why you do what you do in the culinary arts? And: What are you most looking forward to cooking, growing, making or eating in 2024? We asked and the pros answered.

Fish Ed

Mark Drabich of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet in Lebanon doesn't just celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. He salutes the diversity of the world's tens of thousands of fishes every day of the year.

Sister Kitchen

Working out of St. Monica’s Church in Atlantic City, a team dedicated to advancing the mission of the legendary Sister Jean is getting cooking on her primary goal: feeding meals to people in need.

Home, Fertile Home

Homesteading places importance on the life arts, the land, the seasons and mindful stewardship. To an increasing number of practitioners, it also means educating community.

Growing and Gardening

Brittney Portes is digging in to a career in farming at an angle all her own. Paramus-raised and now heading up a community garden at Montclair State University, she aims to share passion and knowledge with those looking to grow with her.

Catch to Kitchen

Amanda Axelsson and Brady Lybarger champion the scallop, that free-living species in the bivalve family capable of swimming like an Olympian and realizing the fantasies of seafood-centric chefs from Japan and China to the Iberian Peninsula to the Jersey Shore.

Keeper of the Flame

South Jersey Smoke House is revered pitmaster Dan Greenberg’s new enterprise and it’s making the scene at markets in Margate, Collingswood and Ocean City. For starters.


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