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A Day in the Life of a Chocolatier

A Day in the Life of a Chocolatier

The hours are long and his subject temperamental, but Alan Pitotti’s not complaining. After 20 years as a chocolatier, he loves what he does. The graduate of Northampton Community College and the Culinary Institute of America has honed his skills to the point where the chocolates he’s creating are almost too beautiful to eat. He’s been featured on the Food Network and work... »

Feed Your Love

Feed Your Love

SENSUAL FOODS KEEP THE VALENTINE’S DAY MOOD GOING ALL YEAR LONG Love is at your fingertips. At least it could be, if the object of your affection opens wide to accept a luscious nibble directed toward his or her awaiting mouth—a bite of creamy French cheese, for instance, or even a ripe wild strawberry. While the list of victuals considered aphrodisiacs throughout history ... »

Raise a Glass to Lehigh Valley Beer Week

Raise a Glass to Lehigh Valley Beer Week

Visit LEHIGHVALLEYBEERWEEK.COM for a full list of events; a mobile-friendly website calendar makes it easy to search by type of event or geographic region. Also check Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The approach of Lehigh Valley Beer Week (LVBW) has more than four dozen bars, breweries, distributors, and restaurants throughout the area brewing with excitement. The reboot... »

Whole-Person Healing

Whole-Person Healing

The Restoration Space brings holistic physical therapy to the Lehigh Valley They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If you’re looking for a different result from your current pain management tactics, a new business in South Bethlehem might be the welcome—and healing—change of pace you need.  Nestled betwee... »

Local Chefs Dish: Tips for an Amazing Holiday Meal

Local Chefs Dish: Tips for an Amazing Holiday Meal

“I often brine or smoke the legs, sear the turkey breasts, then finish them in the oven  at a low temperature.” Lee Chizmar, chef/owner of Bolete “When my wife and I host, to ease some of the headaches, we batch cocktails,” Robert van Thiel, beverage director for Molinari’s “I like surprising people with a juxtaposition of ingredients, giving them what they think is going ... »

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

It’s the most wonderful time of year—to give back! Take some time to share your efforts or donate to a worthy cause during this season of giving. Here are five places you can volunteer or give back in support of our Lehigh Valley communities. Second Harvest Food Bank Second Harvest accepts food donations from 7am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays before noon. ... »

Bringing Light to Darkness

Bringing Light to Darkness

Local groups are working hard to stop death by suicide and provide support to those left in its wake. Sometimes called “a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” suicide always causes more problems than it solves: unfulfilled potential, grieving relatives and friends, and the nagging question of why? And around the holidays, the hole left in suicide’s wake can feel esp... »

Breakfast is Served!

Breakfast is Served!

Check out our favorite places to grab a fluffy short stack, inventive eggs benny, and a perfect cup of coffee. The Flying Egg New to the scene in 2017, this cozy-chic spot with white brick walls and modern lighting has quickly made its mark as one of the best all-day breakfast joints in town. Serving up everything from stick-to-your-ribs Steak & Eggs and a Three Meat S... »

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

Think oatmeal is boring? Then you’ve never tried the comforting, mouthwatering creation that is baked oatmeal—and some of the best baked oatmeal can be found right in the Lehigh Valley, at Baked in Emmaus. What sets it apart? As opposed to being simmered and served as a goopy, porridge-like cereal, baked oatmeal is, well, baked. “It’s made from a blend of oats, sugar, milk... »

Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, gourds, and more at these area farms and orchards. Let’s be real: Gardening isn’t for everyone. Some are born with green thumbs and others sit back and enjoy the (literal) fruits of someone else’s labor. If the latter best describes you, no worries—one of the many benefits of living in the Lehigh Valley is our proximity to farm-grown, fresh ... »

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