• Presents for the Palate

    Presents for the Palate

    These culinary treats make for perfect stocking stuffers.



    Once upon a time, long before children could just text their lists to Santa, they would hang their stockings on the mantelpiece…
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  • A Brandywine Valley Tour de Cuisine

    A Brandywine Valley Tour de Cuisine

    From chocolate to wine to cheese, the region has plenty gastronomic offerings.



    I recently took an exploratory tour of Hunt Country food purveyors, both to refresh my memory of their offerings and to do…
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  • Tailgate Classics

    Tailgate Classics

    Looking for a new twist on traditional salads? Here are three great recipes from Janssen’s Market in Greenville, Del.



    Kale & Wheat Berry Salad 1 cup wheat berries 2 cups water  3 cups kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped 4 spring…
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  • Excitement on the Sidelines

    Excitement on the Sidelines

    Tips for tailgating throughout the season.



    Nancy Swayne has been tailgating at steeplechases for half a century. In the early days, she helped her mother plan the menu.…
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  • BYOB in Chadds Ford a Dutch Treat

    BYOB in Chadds Ford a Dutch Treat

    Upscale ambiance with down-home cooking.



    It’s a good sign that the rabbit hasenpfeffer is a staple at Junto right out of the gate. A York County native, owner MacGregor Mann had…
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  • Kennett Square Gets a Taste of Victory

    Kennett Square Gets a Taste of Victory

    The Downingtown-based brewing company expands its reach further into Chester County.



    Nearly two decades after conceiving Downingtown-based Victory Brewing Company, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet have expanded their cult-following beer brand with the introduction of a new brewpub in Kennett Square. In between…
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  • Food Truck Fare

    Food Truck Fare

    Mobile caterers provide food on the fly.



    Molly Johnson bakes pies. Serious pies, both sweet and savory. Bite into the personal-sized, flaky-crusted apple-cranberry variety, or a chicken curry with…
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  • Classic Eats in a New Location

    Classic Eats in a New Location

    The Classic Diner Expands and Continues to Satisfy



    Burgers, fries, milkshakes, and pies! The Classic Diner in Malvern, PA, a popular eatery, opened its new location in West Chester, PA,…
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  • Cooking with Family Heirlooms

    Cooking with Family Heirlooms

    Holiday recipes are an important part of our cultural heritage



    As her friends and relatives will tell you, Andrea Finestrauss, who lives in Hockessin, loves food and loves to cook. and there…
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  • Farm-to-Table Feast

    Farm-to-Table Feast

    Foodies enjoy summer alfresco dinners inside Haskell’s bank barn



    Think about it. What’s the best way to enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience? My vote is for alfresco dining on an actual…
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  • Raise a Toast to Summer

    Raise a Toast to Summer


    Chester County has been home to three signers of the Declaration of Independence, witnessed the largest land battle of the American Revolution,…
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  • Seeking Out Soft-Shells

    Seeking Out Soft-Shells

    May marks the beginning of crunch time for these seasonal delicacies



    There's no getting around it: Soft-shell crabs cause quite a ruckus. You either love them, or not so much. Pick one up…
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  • Like Old Times at The Meat House

    Like Old Times at The Meat House

    Chadds Ford business ‘steaking’ its claim



    As a small boy, I used to tag along with my grandparents on visits to the neighborhood butcher shop. I still can…
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  • Fork in the Road

    Fork in the Road

    Northbrook: Country Comfort



    They come in droves and leave clutching paper bags stuffed with old-fashioned cinnamon-dusted apple cider doughnuts. Moist and golden, sturdy yet delicately…
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  • La Fia: Sophisticated Flair

    La Fia: Sophisticated Flair

    True farm-to-table cooking



    Pay a visit to La Fia and see Sikora work his magic. Chef Bryan Sikora takes his work seriously. Driving into Wilmington,…
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