The television show “Jersey Gems” with Chef Franco will bring to the forefront things of a culinary nature that would surprise many when thinking of the State of New Jersey – bringing to life culinary gems and places that New Jerseyans can be proud of.
Laskiaispulla: Scandinavian sweet cardamon-spiced buns, traditionally made to celebrate “Shrove Tuesday.” These buns are a delicious way to eat “heavy” before the season of fasting and Lent begins.
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.
After spending several weeks in Scandinavia for the holidays, it’s time to share. From Helsinki to Stockholm. From a Christmas cruise across the Baltic to Helsinki’s premiere culinary school, Perho. Shared here are the highlights of my Scandinavian Christmas journey. Enjoy!
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!
Struffoli is a festive Italian dessert made exclusively around the holidays. It is widely seen around Christmastime and for many, the making of this classic Neapolitan dessert is a time honored Christmas tradition. Struffoli are ultimately gifts that are meant to be shared and enjoyed with family and friends during the holidays.
The American bison has made a huge come back from near extinction. Not only are bison being raised by numerous farmers across the United States, but bison also has become a trendy restaurant selection on many “cool” restaurant menus.
Oktoberfest is one of the largest outdor celebrations in the world. The food and beer of Octoberfest are widely known throught the world. Here we combine the best that Oktoberfest has to offer. Famous German Style sausages and of course German beer. “Löwenbräu: Kielbasa & Sauerkarout”!
Baking and Autumn go hand and hand. Here we have a delicious pumpkin swirl bread recipe. The Philadelphia cream cheese adds a nice touch to the appearance and taste to this recipe. The aromas that come from baking this pumpkin bread will have you craving it long before it’s done.