Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Review: Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey

I asked last week if anyone had read Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey by Peter Genovese, and I did end up picking it up. There's a specific section about South Jersey, and I got some great information about resources of local foods that I didn't know about.

There's a list of farmers markets in the region and farms & farm stands. There's also a list of food happenings like the Vineland Dandelion Festival that occurred a month ago or some of the many strawberry, blueberry and peach festivals that celebrate some of our state's finest produce. Chapters on food made here, specialty stores & markets, places to learn to cook, places to learn about wine, brewpubs & microbreweries, and the wine trail round out the SJ section.

This is the second edition of the book published in 2008, and as will happen with any book about local businesses a few of the places will inevitably be gone - like Olga's Diner in the Landmark Eateries section.

Not every item in the book has to do with food produced locally, but there is quite a bit here for locavores to eat up. It's going to be a great source of information as I work on adding content to this blog. It will also be a great resource for planning weekend food themed excursions.

The other sections in this book are North Jersey, Central Jersey and the Jersey Shore.

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Blogger pinkpackrat said...

Now this sounds interesting. I'm in central Jersey and definitely think this is worth a read:-)

May 1, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

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