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Fear of Sautéing

In his much-acclaimed book “How to Cook Everything The Basics,” Mark Bittman defines sautéing as “cooking food in a skillet with some oil or butter (usually at least a couple of tablespoons) to brown it on the outside, while keeping it tender and...

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Hands down, it was the best meal we’ve had all year. Considering how often Eve and I dine out, that’s a supreme compliment. Guaranteed, it will not be our last visit to Acacia Restaurant, an unpretentious yet sophisticated BYOB in Lawrenceville... Read more

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Buckingham Township boasts one of the best international restaurants in the region. Ostensibly Italian, Baci Ristorante & Heart of Oak Pub offers a nice array of authentic Italian delicacies, combined, surprisingly but quite comfortably, with the... Read more

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It’s worth the scenic drive northward along Route 611, about thirty minutes past Doylestown, just to experience the quirky charm of Bowman’s North. Read more

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Regardless of the season or the reason for your visit, Brunello's comfortable ambience will put you at ease. At the front of the house is a stylish modern bar where friends can gather to watch a game on the overhead flat screens ... Read more

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You don’t have to fly to Italy to find a great Italian meal. Save your euros and drive to Café Antonio instead. Last April the popular Morrisville dining haven won the 2018 Bucks Happening List award, voted in by customers, for “Best Italian... Read more

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For years after its opening in 1939, bucolic, stately Durham Springs established a reputation as the go-to destination for weddings, parties, and special catered affairs. Situated on thirty-three acres of pristine Bucks County woodlands and meadow... Read more

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Chin's Kitchen is the creation of restaurateur, Karen Chan. Since opening Chin's several year's ago in the space formerly occupied by Bucks County icon, Coté & Co., Karen has attracted a large and loyal following. Read more

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If the truth be told, our first dinner at Charcoal one warm summer night was one of the three or four best meals we’ve experienced in my twenty-five years Read more

But, as might be expected, guests are drawn to a restaurant more for its food than its décor, and here too Earl’s New American excels. That’s because the chef has fully embraced the new approach, transforming Earl’s menu from fine American... Read more

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Francisco’s on the River Who doesn’t love Italian food? And who doesn’t enjoy eating out at his or her favorite Italian restaurant? It’s something we just have to do. With immense pleasure. Surely, it’s built into our DNA, right? And as much as... Read more

The most recent addition to Newtown’s burgeoning restaurant scene is, in fact, the oldest—at least, in terms of origin. The Grey Stone Fine Food & Spirits, located midway between Washington Crossing and the bustling village of Newtown, dates back.. Read more

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Bet you can’t guess what Eggplant Caponata, Thai BBQ Shrimp, Spicy Tofu Stir Fry, Coq au Vin, and Brazilian BBQ Chicken have in common. Hmm . . . I thought so. These dishes are all available on the first menu of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar... Read more

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We arrived during the second wave of the Winterfest pub crawl. Havana was bursting with Civil War reenactors and their giddy followers, flowing from room to room in the sprawling (almost 300-seat) restaurant, singing “The Battle Hymn of the... Read more

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by Frank Quattrone The new kid on the block in Bristol’s blossoming renaissance and dining scene is a cozy little BYOB with a peculiarly descriptive name — Jules@Market – Farm to Table Seafood & Chop House. Jules Soto, the charming owner and... Read more

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Some say that dining at Marsha Brown’s Creole Kitchen & Lounge is nearly a sacred experience. But let’s not take the word “sacred” too seriously. Don’t get me wrong. The restaurant’s cuisine is truly that good. And the service is impeccable. But... Read more

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Long regarded as one of the region’s premier seafood restaurants, the Milford House, under new management for the past two years, has rededicated itself to the mission of providing guests with an outstanding seafood and dining experience. In 2015... Read more

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I never thought I’d find a restaurant that could make gnocchi as tasty as my dear departed nonna’s. But I was wrong Read more

On an icy Monday winter’s night, when most sensible people were at home keeping cozy and warm, Eve and I were stunned to see the parking lot at Plumsteadville Inn packed with cars. Some guests were laughing as they entered the doors... Read more

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Restaurants With Taste The Raven Francisco’s on the River (byline) by Frank D. Quattrone The Raven The Raven takes flight evermore! I know you’ll forgive this allusion to Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem when you realize that Eddie Gerace... Read more

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Last year, www.nj.com named Vidalia among the top ten restaurants in the state and the number one dining destination in Mercer County Read more

Milk House Farm

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This summer visit Milk House Farm Market. Milk House Farm Market is not a certified organic farm, but all produce is grown with organic practices—all crops are planted with certified organic seeds, and all crops except for the sweet corn are spray free. The sweet corn is sprayed with a certified organic spray called PyGanic. Located 1118 Slack Road; Newtown, PA; 215-852-4305; www.milk housefarmmarket.com.

Triple Sun Spirits Company

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What started out as a hobby, grew into a passion that ultimately built a business. Triple Sun Spirits Company is a small batch distillery that emphasizes quality, community, and social responsibility. From our artisanal copper pot stills hand built in Kentucky, our upscale yet relaxed tasting rooms, and our hand-crafted spirits made with locally sourced ingredients; we strive to create balance between traditional craftsmanship and modern sophistication. We focus on producing traditional pot distilled whiskey, bourbon and rum, as well as New World Gin and collaborative spirits that push the boundaries of ultra-premium small batch distillation methods. Every batch we produce is made in our Emmaus PA distillery on our pot stills, with the highest level of attention to detail. No gimmicks, nothing fake, just simple and honest spirits produced without compromise. Come in and visit one of our tasting rooms located in Emmaus or Newtown PA to sample our spirits, enjoy a hand-made cocktail or pick up a bottle to enjoy at home. We also offer locally made beer, wine, cider and mead so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Triple Sun Spirits, 126 South State Street, Newtown, PA; 215-944-3057; www.triplesunspirits.com.

The Ultimate Tomato Pie

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Gino Lenti, owner of La Villa Pizza & Family Restaurant in Morrisville, learned how to cook Southern Italian food as a boy growing up on a farm in the Italian Province of Calabria. His mother taught him how to cook all the traditional foods, including pizza, which was a staple at the Lenti household. La Villa offers delicious veal, seafood, chicken and pasta entrées. The salad menu includes Antipasto Salad, Arugula Salad, Greek Salad and Tuscany Salad. But what really brings the crowds to La Villa is the Chambersburg Tomato Pie. Of course, from its beginning in 1998, Pizza has been a staple at La Villa. However, Gino heard people rave about tomato pies made in the Trenton neighborhood of Chambersburg. These pies were considered the best in area, maybe even in the United States. So in 2005 Gino had a friend take him to Trenton to try a tomato pie. The thin crusted pie was delicious, Gino thought, and he knew he could replicate it. He kept buying them and making them until he had it down to a tee. But as he made them and sampled them, he felt something was missing. Gino decided that he could make a better tomato pie than anything made in Trenton. So he started to improve the pies and the results were astounding. Streams of people came La Villa to eat pizza in, takeout or delivered. Among the improvements that Gino made was the use of an ingredient that Gino’s mother used in her pizza. This ingredient, a family secret, changed the taste very subtly and made Gino’s pies a notch better than anything being made in Trenton. In fact, his pies became so good that people came from outside the area, willing to travel way out of their way, to have a tomato pie at La Villa. When making his pies, Gino uses only the finest ingredients. Even when cheese went sky high for a season, Gino did not skimp. And for those who like their pies topped with sausage, Gino makes his own sausage. The square Trenton Tomato Pies are made in square pans imported from Calabria. La Villa Pizza & Family Restaurant is located at 21 S Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067. To see a menu, visit www.lavilla-restaurant.com. To order, call 215-736-3113 or 215- 736-3116.

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