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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.

Stewing

It’s fall and the time has come to re-enter the kitchen and cook again, this time of year makes me stewing mad! Or mad for stewing. Simple one pot cooking with aromas and fragrances that fill the house bring joy to my senses and stomach this time of year. Stewing is an ancient form of… Read more »

Corn cobs

Harvest is in Swing

This is a great time of year. The weather cools off slightly and the harvest is in full swing. One of the great things about growing up in New Jersey near a farm was fresh corn. Iowa and Nebraska can use their corn for ethanol and baseball fields with imaginary players. In the Garden State… Read more »

Clam chowder

Shellfish and Crustaceans

Lately in this space it seems I have been mulling over obtuse theories on food. This month I promised (she threatened me) my editor I would refrain from such ramblings on obscure theories. So instead, I have been pondering obscure food sayings and one such cliché has stuck in my mind. Are clams really happy?… Read more »

The Perfect Roast Chicken

There are two types of people in this world. You have those that are passionate about food and enjoy exploring new taste and flavor sensations, and then you have the “chicken finger” people those that stick to safe foods and are reluctant or even hostile to anything outside of their realm of safe bland foods.… Read more »

A bunch of asparagus

Adventures in Eating

There are two types of people in this world. You have those that are passionate about food and enjoy exploring new taste and flavor sensations, and then you have the “chicken finger” people those that stick to safe foods and are reluctant or even hostile to anything outside of their realm of safe bland foods.… Read more »

Mexican Cuisine

My monthly musings on what to write for this column lead me in many directions, most often centering on origins of specific dishes, food items or other quixotic culinary quests, depending on how much caffeine or sugar I have consumed. Lately, I have been wondering on how cuisines evolve and have been absorbed into the… Read more »

A Place for Lamb

In pondering this month’s column, several ideas crossed my mind, but I kept coming back to something I have wanted to write about for some time. Since it is a subject that evokes strong opinions on both sides of the meadow, I have avoided it until now. LAMB. In the old west sheep ranchers and… Read more »

Cooking with Cheese

It’s March finally and that means Cape May will soon be emerging from hibernation. Contrary to popular misconception Cape May does not disappear from the map in January and February although many of its business owners do. Some brave souls keep open year round and some even start new ventures. I was pleased to see… Read more »

Back to Basics

The mercury has at last dipped below freezing and winter has made its inevitable return to the Jersey Cape. Freezing weather means it is better to be indoors than out and on a cold winters day the best room in the house is the kitchen (poetry aside it is the best room in the house… Read more »