Press of Atlantic City: Legacy Recipes

Legacy Recipes

Tuesday 03/11/2014
Posted: March 11, 2014 - 12:01 am
Chef serves cutting-edge cuisine at Atlantic City casinos

When Keith Mitchell, executive chef at Caesars and Bally's in Atlantic City, graduated from the Restaurant School in 1989, he already had plenty of culinary experience on his resume. The passionate young culinarian could hardly have dreamed where his career would take him.

Tuesday 03/04/2014
Posted: March 04, 2014 - 12:01 am
Serving up South Jersey-style clams casino at the Tuckahoe Inn

Tyson Merryman, owner and chef at the Tuckahoe Inn in Beesley's Point got his first taste of the Jersey shore when his parents were transferred from their jobs at Boeing in Kansas to the plant in Delaware County. Merryman liked it.

Tuesday 02/25/2014
Posted: February 25, 2014 - 12:01 am
Chef shapes the menu at the Mad Batter, a Cape May institution

The word "iconic" in the dictionary should probably have a picture of The Mad Batter in Cape May right next to it. The first among many gourmet restaurants that turned Cape May into a well-known dining destination, many things have changed and many things have stayed the same.

Tuesday 02/18/2014
Posted: February 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
Married chefs from Egg Harbor Township share a commitment to sustainable, organic fare

You might say John and Amy Manzione have an organic relationship. At least, that's the way John Manzione tells it.

Tuesday 02/11/2014
Posted: February 11, 2014 - 12:01 am
Serving up quality comfort food at the Historic Smithville Inn

Chef Chris Bellino never does anything halfway. Finding his passion for food at age 14 years, he began working in local restaurants in order to gain the hands-on experience he would need later to move up in the culinary world.

Tuesday 02/04/2014
Posted: February 04, 2014 - 12:01 am
Chef at Harrah's is a gourmet guide for cooking school students

Elaine Seagrave, of Gibbstown, Gloucester County, is a restaurant chef for Harrah's Atlantic City. Seagrave is the chef in the Seven Stars Lounge where the menu is upscale bar food for the high rollers club.

Tuesday 01/28/2014
Posted: January 28, 2014 - 12:01 am
How a working honeymoon led chef to a restaurant in Somers Point

Gianni Randazzo doesn't speak perfect English but his passion for Italian cooking comes through loud and clear. His mother was a chef who cooked for 400 to 500 people each day.

Tuesday 01/21/2014
Posted: January 21, 2014 - 12:01 am
Chowder inspires a meal served up at Roberta's in Northfield

Chef Joseph Muldoon has been surrounded by good food since an early age. His mother, Roberta, a home economics teacher, instilled in him a passion for food well prepared.

Tuesday 01/14/2014
Posted: January 14, 2014 - 12:01 am
Serving up southern (N.J.) hospitality at Kelsey's in Atlantic City

Kelsey Jackson was born in Philadelphia but considers Atlantic City his hometown. The family moved there when Jackson was 11 years old, thanks to a family friend he considered an aunt.

Tuesday 01/07/2014
Posted: January 07, 2014 - 12:01 am
Chef assures the menu is seasonal and sustainable at Peter Shields Inn in Cape May

The new owners of the Peter Shields Inn took over with the idea of making it the best restaurant not only in Cape May, but in all of New Jersey. Part of the plan was to get the right chef to make that happen.

Tuesday 12/31/2013
Posted: December 31, 2013 - 12:01 am
Chef profile: Celebrating wine and food at Annata Wine Bar in Hammonton

Annata Wine Bar, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in August, is one of the businesses instrumental in the rejuvenation of downtown Hammonton. It is co-owned by Matt Brunozzi, his brother, Philip, and his wife, Heather, and sister, Jackie Brunozzi-Dolan.

Wednesday 12/25/2013
Updated: December 26, 2013 - 8:22 am
12 Days of Cookies: Cape May innkeeper's recipe adds to her list of winning culinary accomplishments

Jan Pask used to have access to all kinds of recipes in her job as a a school librarian. And the Cape May innkeeper says she actually can't remember anymore where she found the recipe for her cherry macada-mia turnovers, which readers of The Press made the clear winner in the "12 Days of Cookies" contest.

Tuesday 12/24/2013
Posted: December 24, 2013 - 12:01 am
It's a family affair at Bake Works in Northfield

The three Scamoffa sisters have plenty of tasty memories of growing up together. Maybe it was the two birthday cakes their mom Patricia made for them every year.

Updated: December 24, 2013 - 3:59 pm
Cape May woman's cookie 'is like eating a bite of pie'

Patricia Smith's apricot crescent cookie, which is the recipe she submitted for the 12 Days of Cookies contest, was her late mother's favorite.

Sunday 12/22/2013
Posted: December 22, 2013 - 8:12 pm
12 Days of Cookies: Linwood woman’s key lime creation a holiday hit

It was just last Christmas that Bonnie Duberson, of Linwood, invented the key lime cookie recipe she submitted for The Press’ “12 Days of Cookies” contest.

Posted: December 22, 2013 - 12:01 am
Northfield woman's cookies are great for any special occasion

Lynne Streb Bambrick makes sugar cookies that follows a recipe started by her great-grandmother.

Saturday 12/21/2013
Posted: December 21, 2013 - 12:01 am
Linwood woman creates her own Girl Scout cookies

Sally DePamphilis, of Linwood, has been making her Girl Scout chocolate mint cookies that she submitted for The Press' "12 Days of Cookies" contest for at least the past 25 years. Her father, Bill McCardell, who lives in Florida, and husband, Rick, like them more than any other cookie she creates.

Friday 12/20/2013
Updated: December 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Mother continues family's cookie-making tradition

Belinda Chester and her husband, Robert Chester, like dark chocolate and cranberry. So, Chester altered her grandmother's oatmeal recipe to create a dark chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie that she submitted to the 12 Days of Cookies contest.

Wednesday 12/18/2013
Posted: December 18, 2013 - 10:38 pm
Cape May woman keeps old-world Italian recipe alive

If cookies are a Christmas tradition, so is wine. And Nancy Trombino, of Cape May, sent in a 12 Days of Cookies contest-winning recipe that brings together cookies and wine — and brings in a longtime tradition in the family of her husband, Al. They can trace these Italian wine cookies at least back to Al’s mother’s mother, who was born Elizabeth Filippelli in Cosenza, Italy, in 1887 and later came to America.

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 12:01 am
Making cookies is a family affair for Galloway woman

Christmas cookies aren't a one-person job for Sherry Manka, of Galloway Township. In fact, her favorite thing about her winning recipe in The Press' 12 Days of Cookies contest is that she gets to share the labor - and the enjoyment.

Tuesday 12/17/2013
Posted: December 17, 2013 - 12:01 am
Brigantine woman's sweet sugar cookies are sure to please

Bobbi Fusco, of Brigantine, submitted several recipes to the 12 Days of Cookies contest, but it was Bobbi's Sugar Cookies that won for her. She's been making them for 45 years, ever since she got married, but she admits she didn't always make them right - and there's a story to why.

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 12:01 am
Putting his mark on a classic: Somers Point restaurant working to make the familiar special

Steve Novak, owner/chef of the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in Somers Point knew from an early age, what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Saturday 12/14/2013
Posted: December 14, 2013 - 12:01 am
12 Days of Cookies: Egg Harbor woman uses variety of chips for special cookie

Mary Moskovitz, of Egg Harbor Township, is pretty handy in the kitchen - so handy, she even put together her own cookbook, called "Morsels From Mary's Kitchen."

Tuesday 12/10/2013
Posted: December 10, 2013 - 12:01 am
Embracing a new deli-dining concept

If location, location and location are the three most important ingredients for a successful restaurant, than local restaurateur/chef Bill Hurst has surely proven his third location to be the charm.

Tuesday 11/05/2013
Posted: November 05, 2013 - 12:01 am
What customers want: Diners' favorites a fixture at Inn at Sugar Hill

Good restaurants like good people change over the years. Larry Boylan the owner and chef of the Inn at Sugar Hill in Mays Landing is the first to admit that when he opened back in the 1980s his restaurant may have been a bit stuffy, having been a young, cocky, and prideful twenty-something himself.

Tuesday 10/08/2013
Posted: October 08, 2013 - 12:01 am
Classic southern cuisine: Dickerson sisters still serving family favorites at Chalfonte

The historic Chalfonte Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Cape May, having just finished its 137th season since it was established in 1876.

Tuesday 10/01/2013
Posted: October 01, 2013 - 12:01 am
Bongo Cafe in Ocean City serving up food for all

Walter "Buddy" Hungerford is a "classically" trained chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N. Y., in the early 1980s. Patricia Davis, his wife, got her bachelor's degree in nutrition from Immaculata College in Pennsylvania, but it wasn't until she attended Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash., that she learned about natural medicine, holistic nutrition and whole foods cooking.

Tuesday 06/11/2013
Posted: June 11, 2013 - 12:00 am
Legacy recipes: Egg Harbor Township's Carmen Marotta combines influences into a tasty gumbo

For years, Carmen Marotta has been bringing the music of New Orleans to the New Jersey shore.

Tuesday 01/15/2013
Updated: January 22, 2013 - 4:36 pm
Legacy recipes: Brigantine man shares his grandfather's recipe for bacala

What started as an unwanted order to help in the kitchen turned into a lifelong passion for Joe Picardi, who counts recipes learned from his grandfather all those years ago among his favorites today.

Tuesday 12/18/2012
Posted: December 18, 2012 - 12:01 am
Keeping the tradition alive

Every year, Erma Tidwell spends the day after Thanksgiving getting ready for Christmas.

Tuesday 11/06/2012
Updated: January 22, 2013 - 4:35 pm
Good meals that are good for you

People often tell children they can grow up to be anything they want to be.

Tuesday 10/23/2012
Posted: October 23, 2012 - 12:01 am
Legacy recipes: Food to help a foundation - Absecon woman makes recipes from her Lebanese heritage to aid AtlantiCare

Sometimes, learning a new language can bring some unexpected benefits.

Tuesday 10/09/2012
Updated: October 10, 2012 - 12:46 pm
Legacy recipes: Egg Harbor Township woman finding her niche with kale smoothie

Elizabeth Kurban's commitment to a vegan diet has also contributed to her passion for a career in the kitchen.

Tuesday 09/18/2012
Updated: September 19, 2012 - 10:52 am
Legacy recipes: Local woman turns to grandmother's old recipes to feed her family

Denise DeFelice didn't cook for much of her life, but once she started, she knew exactly what she had to do.

Tuesday 08/07/2012
Updated: August 07, 2012 - 10:41 am
Legacy recipes: Cape May Court House woman's twist on a summer favorite

Every summer, Ruth Smith looks forward to using good Jersey tomatoes when making a recipe she learned as a girl growing up in New England.

Tuesday 07/17/2012
Posted: July 17, 2012 - 12:00 am
Legacy recipes: Galloway man sticks to his mom's original recipe for Poor Man's Cake

Joe Cooke is serious about watching his weight and looking for ways to cut the calories of meals he makes.

Tuesday 06/26/2012
Updated: June 26, 2012 - 7:43 am
Legacy Recipes: Margate woman is comfortable in the kitchen

Some people are born artists. Some are born writers. Joan Seltzer is a born cook.

Tuesday 06/12/2012
Updated: June 12, 2012 - 7:13 am
Legacy recipes: At Mildred's in Strathmere, Raffa family serve family recipes in a family business

Sometimes, old family recipes start with old family friends.

Wednesday 06/06/2012
Updated: June 06, 2012 - 6:20 pm
Legacy Recipes: Ocean City's Joe Sheridan follows his family's calling into food service

Joe Sheridan wasn’t inspired by his grandmother’s kitchen skills to take up a career as a chef.

Tuesday 05/29/2012
Posted: May 29, 2012 - 12:01 am
Legacy Recipes: The art of feeding a crowd - Ventnor woman known for her Monday night dinner parties

Elaine Cacia inherited a slew of recipes from her mother and mother-in-law.

Tuesday 05/22/2012
Posted: May 22, 2012 - 12:01 am
Legacy recipes: Luck, love and his family's lasagna

Sometimes, a great family recipe can skip a generation.

Monday 05/14/2012
Updated: May 15, 2012 - 2:01 pm
Legacy recipes: Absecon woman known for meals that satisfied her large family

Marion Boney likes to keep busy.

Tuesday 05/08/2012
Updated: May 15, 2012 - 2:01 pm
Legacy recipes: Galloway Township woman pleases family with meals from Holland

Here's the thing about cooking a great meal. The amount of preparation time frequently doesn't match the time spent eating.

Tuesday 05/01/2012
Posted: May 01, 2012 - 12:00 am
Legacy recipes: Egg Harbor Township woman's family cook book features generations of handwritten recipes

Katie Quigley got the gift of family history shortly after she and husband Steve were married.

Tuesday 04/24/2012
Updated: May 15, 2012 - 1:58 pm
Legacy recipes: People can't seem to get enough of Ship Bottom woman's favorite dessert

By the time she was 18, Nita Shapiro had already met the man she wanted to marry and encountered a dessert she would serve for the rest of her life.

Tuesday 04/17/2012
Posted: April 17, 2012 - 12:00 am
Legacy recipes: Egg Harbor Township woman helps people with plans for low-calorie meals

Nancy Adler has always been influenced by the people in her life. Now she's having an influence on other people's lives.

Tuesday 04/10/2012
Updated: May 15, 2012 - 2:01 pm
Legacy Recipe: Linwood friendship born over 'a pot of gravy'

Good friendships often involve good meals.

Tuesday 04/03/2012
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 3:10 pm
Legacy Recipes: Celebrating Passover with a generations-old gefilte fish recipe

Sometimes, maintaining traditions takes work - and some special tools.

Tuesday 03/27/2012
Posted: March 27, 2012 - 12:00 am
Legacy Recipes: Galloway Township grandmother passes on recipes and a lifetime of love

Leaving a legacy for your grandchildren can take some effort.

Tuesday 03/20/2012
Posted: March 20, 2012 - 12:00 am
Legacy recipes: EHT woman's baked goods in demand whenever friends get together for a party

Antoinette Woods loves to cook - and that's a good thing, because whenever there is a party or gathering, people look to Woods to supply the treats.