“Little India” Iselin, New Jersey – HTTV Broadcast

“Jersey Gems with Chef Franco” is pleased to announce it’s first showing on HomeTowne TV on Easter Sunday 2012. This show has an Easter theme where Chef Franco showcases Iselin, New Jersey’s, Oak Tree Road area, also known as “Little India”. The neighborhood is home to a Halal butcher shop where Franco purchases a goat and returns home to prepare a delicious Easter-themed Mediterranean dish. Enjoy!

Kings Cooking Studio: Mid-Winter Delights Class with chef Franco Lania

Kings Cooking Studio welcomes Chef Franco Lania. Chef Franco was the Italian chef for Oceania Cruise Line under the direction of Culinary Director and TV personality Jacques Pepin. Now back in the NJ area, he teaches at the Culinary Art Institute in Jersey City, NJ and is working on his well-anticipated book. Join him for a demonstration of an exciting winter menu created just for Kings.

German Lebkuchen: The Original Gingerbread

Gingerbread men, gingerbread holiday shapes and not forgetting the “granddaddy” of them all gingerbread houses. The making of these holiday cookies are a time honored tradition in many families across the world. The best gingerbread in the world comes from Nürnberg, Germany and is called lebkuchen . This post contains a wonderful recipe for gingerbread and some insight into the lebkuchen of Nürnberg, Germany. Merry Christmas& Happy Holidays!