Lenora Dannelke, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Family Tree Harvest – Celebrating “Famous” Family Recipes

Food informs the narrative of life, and positive emotional memories are forged at the table. The sight, smell, and taste of favorite dishes, whether trotted out for holiday feasts, backyard barbecues, or birthday bashes, serve as enduring connections to the people who prepared them. Recreating the special recipes used by those family members—whether that designation is by ... »

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Photos by Daniel Yund and Blake Drummond While there’s no formal curriculum on becoming a vintage lifestyle expert, stylist and interior designer Bob Richter was nutured on this aesthetic from early childhood. By age 6, he was rescuing antiques from the family home’s attic and learning the stories behind them. Other formative experiences of this Allentown native included a... »

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

As Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11—a national holiday since 1938—an ever diminishing number of U.S. service members being honored count among those forces that stormed five beachheads in northern France on D-Day. More than 150,000 Allied troops participated in the largest air, sea, and land invasion in history, helping to turn the tide against the Axis powers... »

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

A treasured substance once favored by Cleopatra and ancient Egyptian pharaohs remains a precious commodity today. Over thousands of years of cultivation, the harvesting of saffron has changed remarkably little: Three delicate red threads—the stigma of the crocus sativus—must be removed manually from each hand-picked crocus bloom. And it takes about 77,000 of these small pu... »

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Fall Foliage River Ramble

When nature presents a dazzling spectacle of autumnal color, take in the show with a leaf-peeping drive along the Delaware River. Start by heading south from Easton on Route 611—and immediately start thinking about fueling up with a breakfast stop at Mueller’s General Store and Kitchen. Located next to the canal towpath just a few miles from the city (but worlds away from ... »

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Long-awaited and much-anticipated, the relaunch of the dazzlingly renovated Billy’s Downtown Diner in Allentown once again brings the likes of The Cannoli Tower and The Pretzel Reuben to hungry local audiences. Of course, with a consistent menu (and pricing) at the flagship Bethlehem restaurant, opened in 2000, and an Easton locale added last year, all the familiar breakfa... »

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Day Trips: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

In a state teeming with oceanfront diversions, the modest little borough of Point Pleasant Beach—not to be confused with the neighboring town of Point Pleasant—might be one of the best-kept secrets along the Jersey shore. With a mile-long boardwalk stretching next to the sand, this aptly named community is an ideal destination for families. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk supplies a... »

The Beam Yard at the Steel Club

The Beam Yard at the Steel Club

Fee-free Dining Membership puts an egalitarian spin on eating, drinking—and having fun—at the graciously gregarious Steel Club. WE LOVE An ample list of cross-cultural starters sends a brain-to-stomach message akin to “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Asian, Italian, Latin, and classic American flavors all promise gustatory gratification, and seasonal updates keep options f... »

The Flying Egg

The Flying Egg

Bountiful bennies, trendy toasts, and egg-centric specialties segue seamlessly into lunch and dinner dishes at this cozy Bethlehem destination with an upscale diner flair. WE LOVE On a well-appointed all-day-breakfast menu of savory and sweet delights, a dish named “Worth the Wait!” is bound to catch your eye. One bite of this addictively delicious Dutch Baby—a German-styl... »

Coal Lounge & Grill

Coal Lounge & Grill

Eat to a Ghanaian beat in Bethlehem’s newest downtown dining destination The grill is fired up and ready to deliver a culinary adventure. Traditional Beef Khebabs threaded with chunks of Delmonico steak, onions, and peppers, and rubbed with a traditional suya spice blend, arrive accompanied by yam fries and a piquant juko house sauce. Chef/owner Kofi Armah, who was born in... »

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