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Pasta Saucy Sauce Cream Red White Vinegar Chef Ninamarie Bojekian NJ Franklin Lakes  Olive Oil Lemon Greek Italian

On occasion, I like to look around my pantry and place myself back in a different era—using what I have, and making it work.  Like my grandfather’s grandmother, cooking with what my grandchildren could get their hands on that week.   This pasta dish is one of those dishes.  Nothing fancy, but rich with flavor […]

Salt Pig Kitchen Tool Bloomingdales Chef Ninamarie

A large part of basic culinary 101 is properly seasoning your food – and a huge part of seasoning is the utilization of salt.   Getting your salting down right is a talent, or a skill that can take a lot of trial and error.  Salt:  it can make or break a dish, as we all […]

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When looking for suitable foot wear in the kitchen, I try to think outside the box.  Clogs and Crocs aren’t for everybody and I remember having a wave of anxiety when I saw the preferred approved list of shoes to choose from during orientation at the French Culinary Institute. The rule of toe when looking for kitchen […]

Lemon Juicer Cooking Best Kitchen Tools Squeeze Me Pampered Chef 2

This is hands down my most loved and most used kitchen tool. It’s simple and there’s not much to it. The concept is basic and brilliant and it’s been around forever. It’s simple stupid. Yet, surprisingly, not everyone’s kitchen is stocked with one of these. Why would anyone waste their time with one of those […]

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(201) Magazine, May 2010 By Susan Sherrill Axelrod Photos by Ted Axelrod Offering a special cocktail in addition to a full bar or a selection of wine and beer has become a popular entertaining trend. Whether the drink is passed on trays as guests arrive or mixed to order, a creative cocktail is a fun […]

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Gourmet Fare from Everywhere! We were very honored to be asked to be a part of this year’s Cooking For Kids event to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. On April 30th chefs, restaurants, caterers and distributors joined together at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ to share their talents and treats for this […]

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Team Ooh La La Wins Final Round of Ultimate Chef Photos by Don Parenta On Saturday, January 28th, our chefs returned to the battle grounds at Chef Central to compete in the final round of Ultimate Chef Bergen County. Secret ingredient: Jack Daniels. The competition: Chef Laurie Cera of 5 Sessions Bistro. The chefs had […]

Ohh La La Catering Boy Meets Girl Ribs

This rib recipe was featuered in the Best of Bergen 2011 issue. Part sweet, part savory, you’ll find that the recipe enhances all that this meat has to offer. Enjoy!

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Team Ooh La La Wins 1st Round of Ultimate Chef with a Meatball Twist Photos by Ted Axelrod Our Chef, Ninamarie Bojekian, along with our Pastry Chef, Jessica Marotta, was asked to compete in this exciting 5th annual ongoing competition held at Chef Central in Paramus, NJ: Ultimate Chef Bergen County. Jim Edwards, the culinary […]