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Flour Power

“I could stand here all day,” one man happily comments to his girlfriend before popping a piece of rustic bread into his mouth. He’s among the crowd I find gathered in front of Blacksmith’s Bread’s at the Long Beach Farmer’s Market one early Saturday morning. Ray Smith—the “Smith” in Blacksmith’s—is serving up samples of his Read More

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Duck, Duck, Bacon!

West Ender Carl Michael Savino remembers the exact moment he fell in love with food.  He was 7 years old and out to dinner with his family at a restaurant called Lee’s Hawaiian Islander in Clifton, NJ. “It was a Chinese restaurant with Tiki decor,” he remembers fondly. “I was never afraid to try any Read More

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