Fall 2013 Issue

Last Updated September 01, 2013
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New Jersey wineries have been on a winning streak.

It started in May 2012, when a new law finally allowed New Jersey winemakers to ship directly to out-of-state customers. Then, in June 2012, New Jersey vintages held their own against France’s best in a wine-tasting contest dubbed “The Judgment of Princeton.” And finally, in early 2013, two different articles in The New York Times sang the praises of New Jersey wines, though each suggested rebranding the wines from the southern part of the state as being from “the Outer Coastal Plain,” rather than, well, New Jersey.

In this, our annual beverage issue, you’ll find a triplicate of stories about the New Jersey wine industry—from a winery train to a winemaking club to an electrical engineer turned winemaker). There’s also a story about a completely new industry for New Jersey—growing hops for the brewing of craft beer—and another about a sophisticated coffee culture growing up around Asbury Park.

Plus, don’t miss a profile of Terhune Orchard’s Gary Mount, our portrait of New Jersey fishermen, and an article about the comeback of the storied Ryland Inn.

Autumn is the time of year when many people reflect a little more than usual on the content of their dinner plates (and drinking vessels). When the heat of the summer breaks, it’s time to visit pumpkin patches and agricultural fairs, and start thinking about recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thankfully, celebrating the harvest is one tradition that modernity hasn’t rendered obsolete.

However you commemorate the end of summer, I hope you’re able to do so with your favorite beverage close at hand. Perhaps a new tradition to try, if you haven’t already, is toasting away the long days with a bottle of fine New Jersey wine.

-Jared Flesher, Editor

eJ For Kids: Pumpkins

Almost every part of the pumpkin plant is edible, right down to the rind and flowers. Discover surprising ways to enjoy the fall squash, plus other fun facts about pumpkins.

Pan Roasted Ostrich Fillet with Spiced Apple Chutney, Carrot Flan and Purslane Salad

The flavors and colors of this dish make for a delicious fall presentation.

Meet Jersey's Fishermen

In the pages ahead, you'll meet three New Jersey boat captains – two veterans and a youngster – who share stories about the work and life of one of the world's oldest professions.

Edible Ink: A Compendium of Corkscrews

compendium of corkscrews
This illustration by Bambi Edlund highlights corkscrews through the years.

Chocolate, Espresso & Hazelnut Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Chef Anthony Bucco, Ryland Inn, NJ.

The Wine Train of Warren County

New Jersey Winery
In Warren County, a steam engine chugs to the tasting room of Villa Milagro Vineyards, one of New Jersey's acclaimed wineries.

The Bio-Rational Orchardist: Gary Mount of Terhune Orchards

Gary Mount
At Terhune Orchards, a life-long fruit grower innovates to grow a better apple. Orchardist Gary Mount is the Alice Waters of the apple world: He’s made it his mission to produce fruits using the...

Ryland Inn's Rebirth Enjoys Critical Acclaim and Success

The Ryland Inn
While nodding to it past, the restored Ryland Inn seeks to redefine its legacy

Old World Wines, New Jersey at Turdo Vineyards and Winery

Turdo Vineyards and Winery
In Cape May, the climate is ripe for distinctive wines. Home to Turdo Vineyards and Winery, the vineyard produces some 1,100 cases of wine a year.

Who is "@Ruth Bourdain"?

comfort me with offal
Who is Ruth Bourdain? She's fresh and she's local, and, as you may have heard, the wit of Twitter star Ruth Bourdain is harvested right here in the Garden State.

Jersey Hop Farms

Two centuries after commercial production really took off on the eastern seaboard, small-scale hop farming has returned to the Northeast, aided by agricultural advancements and the enthusiasm of a...

Vietnamese Atlantic City Style

Sauteed Beef White Noodle Soup at Hu Tieu Mien Tay, Pleasantville
Atlantic City becomes a destination for a Vietnamese-food road trip for this writer who ate at five family-owned Vietnamese spots in a 48 hour timespan.

Coffee Shops in Asbury Park

cup of coffee
Meet the coffee shop owners who are turning Asbury Park, New Jersey, into a well-caffeinated town.

Join Beneduce Vineyard's Winemaking Club

Beneduce Vineyards
Beneduce Vineyard’s winemaking club is an opportunity for wine lovers to handcraft their very own barrel of wine in a process that takes nine months and includes crushing, pressing, racking and...

Fossil Farms: Home to Exotic Meats

From ostrich to alligator, Fossil Farms is now one of the states primary sources of exotic meats, all raised without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics.

Bread Stand in Cape May Offers Local Loaves Plus Veggies

Elizabeth Degener (right) and Wesley Laudeman
At a bread stand in Cape May, the line winds down the street as patrons gather on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from April to early December.

Food & Brew: The American Craft Beer Cookbook

The American Craft Beer Cookbook
The American Craft Beer Cookbook, by prolific beer-and-travel writer John Holl, is an ode to today’s craft beer movement as well as a cook’s guide.

In Season: Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoes
The harvesting of sweet potatoes signals the transition to fall on the farm and the arrival of cooler weather.

Edible Health: Garlic Gusto

Whether roasted, steamed or sautéed, garlic adds a distinct flavor to any dish—and carries an amplitude of health benefits when eaten raw.

The Young Farmer Diaries: Problem of Plenty

Author and John
When I was ordering seeds and scheduling my plantings last winter, it never occurred to me that I might grow more than I could sell. And...

Grown Wild: Toddler at Market

Blonde child eating an apple
A young shopping assistant samples with confidence

Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

sweet potatoes
This recipe is oh so fall. With it being a stew and its utilization of sweet potatoes, look no further for some delicious, fall comfort food.

Kale & Raw Garlic Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

This kale and garlic salad with ginger miso dressing is simple and gives you room to play around. Choose to add in walnuts or tofu for instance.

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