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Jon Davies

Jon Davies is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University of Culinary Arts. His work as a chef has taken him to Aspen, Colorado; Cape May, NJ; and the odd private jet for culinary gigs for the rich and famous. For more of his recipes, subscribe to Cape May Magazine.

Memorable Meals

One of the biggest obstacles in preparing comfort foods is the persistence of memories. Food whose essence fills a room with tantalizing smells enveloping our olfactory senses and transporting us back to Grandma’s kitchen. Try Persnickety’s recipes for Chile Verde (video) and Chicken and Dumplings.


Winter Refuge in the Kitchen

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season dissipates and gives way to the slow-paced days of the dead of winter. When there is a chill in the air and frost coats the windows, these are the perfect periods to seek refuge in the kitchen.


A Little Something on the Side

Like a good character actor in movies, a tasty side dish can steal the spotlight from the main course. The primary item in a side dish is usually plain or non-descript in flavor. Cooks should think of those items as a blank canvas that they can enhance with a palette of flavors. Rice, potatoes, grains,… Read more »


Octobeer Fest

The love for Beer and Bratwurst immigrated to America with German immigrants and has become part of the national fabric. American cuisine owes a debt to Germany for introducing hot dogs, hamburgers and beer to us. Re-visit traditional favorites like Jaeger Schnitzel with braised green cabbage and spaetzle, and a Persnickety tribute to the marriage of food and beer – Cheese Soup.