What we’re reading [Oct 30, 2017]

photo courtesy Parade Magazine

The internet is a big place; we’ll make it a little easier for you to get the information you’ll like. We peruse interesting food news throughout the region and country that informs, educates and entertains. Did we miss an interesting article? Drop us a line with the link at info@BucksCountyTaste.com.

Craig LaBan does the ‘burbs

[Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer / philly.com]

Radiatori with bolognese_photo courtesy charcoal byob
photo courtesy charcoal byob

Craig LaBan, food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, published a pretty comprehensive guide to eating in the Philly suburbs a few weeks ago, including a very nice section on Bucks County.

His favorite picks? Slate Bleu in Doylestown, Charcoal BYOB in Yardley, Blue Sage Grille in Southampton and Maize in Perkasie. I was pleased to see that he mentions several spots that non-Bucks County folk wouldn’t know about (but we do!) like Spuntino’s Pizza in Doylestown, KO in Newtown, and in New Hope, Moo’s wonderful burgers, Blue Moose Cafe, and Sprig and Vine. Still…he missed a few of my favorites, like the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Empanada Mama, and Bowman’s Tavern, to name but a few. See the full article here.

17 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

[Parade Magazine]

Halloween Bark Candy; photo courtesy Parade Magazine
photo courtesy Parade Magazine

If simply eating the leftover candy isn’t good enough for you, here’s 17 sweet recipes that will do the job – and maybe bring on diabetic shock.

But how about Oreo Reese’s Fudge BrowniesPeanut Butter Cup Flourless Chocolate Cake RollHalloween Candy Bark, or a big Candy Bar Skillet Cookie?

Hmmn. Worth hitting CVS the day after Halloween and scooping up the priced-to-sell candy. See the full gallery of photos and recipes here.

Goodbye Halloween, Hello Thanksgiving

[Huffington Post]

Turkey on pasture_Holben Valley FarmYep, it’s only a little more than three weeks from now. And if you want a fresh — not frozen — locally raised turkey, you better get a move on. We’ll be publishing our annual post on where to get a fresh turkey in Bucks this week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, read this excellent piece by Carly Ledbetter in the Huffington Post, What’s Better, Fresh Or Frozen Turkey? Butchers and farmers weigh in, noting that fresh turkeys taste better and cook more quickly, but a frozen turkey from a reputable farm is a good alternative. Read the full piece here.

Take a look too at this article, Here’s Why Pasture-Raised Turkeys Are So Expensive (More importantly, here’s why you should buy them) which explains the additional costs involved in raising organic, pasture-raised turkeys but why you should buy one if you can swing the price.

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