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It’s no surprise that the fitness clubs become so popular in January. December is probably the most calorie-laden month of the year. Holiday parties, big dinners and don’t forget the constant flow of goodies that show up in the break room at work. It’s okay, because this time of year the food is always too good to […]

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by guest blogger Martine Bertin-Peterson,

Note: We are working on an update of this post for 2016. In the meantime, call these establishments to see what their foodie gift availability is for the year. 

It’s that festive time of year and whether we are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas or the eight days […]

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We’re changing things up a bit here at Bucks County Taste. Our weekday calendar post will come out on Mondays now, and on Thursdays look for our “Things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend” post. So now you don’t have to wait until the weekend to have fun. There’s plenty to do during the week, […]

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The bad news is that Vintage Grille in Fountainville is closing on May 31. The kind-of good news is that they are going out with a bang. This coming weekend, beginning on Friday, May 29, the restaurant is offering a 3-course prix fixe “Potluck Menu” ($30). The choices will change throughout the weekend […]

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Raise your hand if you grew up in New Jersey. Or anywhere in Eastern Pennsylvania. Now, what comes to mind when you hear “pork roll?”

“I am amazed at how much nostalgia people have for pork roll,” says Jenna Pizzi, author of the Pork Roll Cookbook, just released by Cider Mill […]

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Everywhere I look I find great gifts for the foodie in your life – or yourself (hint, hint).

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have done it again. For the past four years they have been publishing several seasonal cookbooks a year (see our post about one here) from their canal […]

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Recipes needed!

On August 1, 2011 By

This past April, a bright and eager young woman contacted me about a very important project. Emilee Schluth is working on creating a cookbook for clients of Bucks County food pantries. The cookbook is part of her “Take Action Project” to earn her Silver Award as a Girl Scout cadet. But she needs […]

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Just got the latest installment of Canal House Cooking, the seasonal cookbook series by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer. Yum. A feast indeed for both the eyes and the stomach. Beautiful, luscious photography and simple, enticing recipes. (To learn more about Canal House Cooking, see our previous post.)

This new edition is a […]

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For those of us who will still be stuck here roaming the earth after the rapture, we might as well enjoy ourselves, no? My husband tells me – and he’s the one who watches the news 24/7 for his living – that the ones left behind will have five whole months before the […]

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Cookbooks have changed in many ways over the years. There were tomes like Joy of Cooking, and even more recently, How To Cook Everything, that you could turn to for any recipe or cooking technique. My mother’s bible was Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cookbook. We grew up on his basic recipes for […]

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The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced their Cookbook Awards Finalists Always fun to peruse. Who needs the Oscars?

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by guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske

Just in time for the holidays, and with plenty of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s recipes, local cookbook authors Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have produced the second volume in their series of homestyle gourmet cookbooks.

While Volume 1 in the Canal House Cooking series […]

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Canal House Cooking

On July 29, 2009 By

By guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske

As partners in a business that transforms chefs’ cookbook dreams into reality, it’s good to share a common vision. It’s also good to like the same kinds of food.

Shared tastes and a love of the culinary world prompted local food experts Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer […]

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Update: See who the winners are at Betty Cichy’s blog. Betty is also encouraging readers to continue cooking – and blogging about it. See her column for more details.

I opened up the Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer yesterday to the Food Section (of course). I’ve become a follower of Betty […]

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Early summer has presented us with many bounties. Greens, certainly, and now, for the first time this season, squash flowers appeared at the farmers’ market. So here’s a couple of recipes to get you cooking.

The first is one I’ve been dying to try out. Sharon Schwartz recommended it from the cookbook

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