Category Archives: Food

Saturday Morning Pancakes: Fluffy Japanese Pancakes 


It took a few tries to get the technique down, but here’s one of my Fluffy Japanese Pancakes.

I experimented with a Buzzfeed Tasty recipe for Fluffy Japanese Pancakes. The first few came out a little lopsided. But it took some practice to work on the technique of flipping them without losing all of the batter. The last one came out the best.

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My Food & Faith Journey Featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice


I am honored to have my Faith & Food Journey featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice.

Thank you to Carl Corry of the Daily Voice for writing this great feature on my Faith & Food Journey. I hope you enjoy it. And please feel free to share it. Thank you. God bless.

Here is a link to the article: Saddle Brook Foodie Lets Spirit Move Him

The Donkey in the King Cake


The Donkey that was inside the Galette des Rois (King Cake)

This little donkey was the fève that was hidden in the Galette des Rois we had on the Feast of the Epiphany the other day.

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Dumont Crystal Diner in Dumont


Dumont Crystal Diner (45 West Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ)

I’m an old school, Jersey diner kinda guy.  I love trying greasy spoons throughout the state.  A great thing about working on the road is you can never run out of great places to eat.
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Hot Dogs at Hank’s Franks in Lodi


A few Hank’s Franks Hot Dogs

I’ve been eating at this local roadside hot dog stand since I was a kid.  I remember coming here with my Dad for a quick lunch.  We would usually go in the summertime when we’d sit at the one of the outdoor tables and watch the cars drive by on Route 46 as we would talk and enjoy our hot dogs.

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Steak Lunch at Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur's Tavern 700 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ

There’s one steakhouse in New Jersey that I’ve been looking forward to trying for quite some time, but just never had the chance to dine there.  That steakhouse is Arthur’s Tavern on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains directly across from the train station.  I’ve passed the location on numerous occasions, but never had the opportunity to stop in for a bite to eat.

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Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich served Pope Francis his meals in NYC

Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and I at Eataly

On Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Visit to the United States, his meals for the New York City leg of his journey were in the very capable hands of Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and her team of top notch chefs.

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