May 31, 2015 |
What is it?: Salt water taffy is that chewy sweet treat that comes in an abundance of flavors, from simple chocolate or vanilla to newfangled ones like sour cherry and wild banana, and lollipop colors wrapped up in twisted-end waxed paper. Boxes of it touting various vacation locales on the outside are as common as souvenir gifts as fruitcakes at Christmas. How it found its way to New Jersey: The lore at the Jersey Shore is that salt water taffy was invented by Atlantic City Boardwalk confectioner David Bradley.
December 5, 2014
MEAT and potatoes offer a hearty entry into the big-eating, rib-sticking world of chef Ben Ford. STANDING RIB ROAST For the roast: One 7-bone standing prime rib roast (16 to 18 pounds), trimmed and tied 10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Kosher salt and fresh coarsely ground black pepper For the jus: 2 cups red wine 10 fresh thyme sprigs 2 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 cups veal or beef stock 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper To prepare the roast, remove it from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking time and preheat the oven to 450°F.
June 7, 2014 |
Make room, violet and honeybee. Share the stage, goldfinch. New Jersey may soon have a new state symbol, and how sweet it is. The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee released a bill Thursday that would make salt water taffy the official state candy. Making a persuasive case for honoring the Shore staple were fifth graders from Samsel Upper Elementary School in Sayreville, a community greatly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, who made the trip Thursday to Trenton. They proposed the state sweet to Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D., Middlesex)
April 15, 2014 |
UNION FORWARD Maurice Edu scored in the 90th minute to give Philadelphia a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake at PPL Park on Saturday. Andrew Wenger, acquired last week in a trade with Montreal, opened the scoring for the Union (1-1-4) in the 55th minute, assisted by Vincent Nogueira. Union goalkeeper Mac MacMath made five saves against Real Salt Lake (2-0-4). "We played some good soccer throughout the game," Union manager John Hackworth said. "We possessed the ball, went side to side and made them do a lot of work.
March 17, 2014 |
BOGOTA, Colombia - As a globe-trotting adult, I've tended to err on the side of caution and have learned to approach overly novel attractions with a great deal of hesitation. Such was the case on a recent visit to Bogota, Colombia, when against all restraint I kept thumbing back to a dog-eared page in the guidebook referencing a so-called Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, situated in an underground salt mine about 30 miles north of the capital. To prompt myself into finally hazarding Bogota's paralytic traffic so as to discover if the cathedral was worth its salt as a destination, I first had to channel a bit of Clark Griswold, goading his kids into the family car to make time to see the world's second-largest ball of twine as they made their way to Wally World.
February 15, 2014 |
A lingering snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow on parts of southern New Jersey over the last two days played havoc with public transportation, caused scores of accidents, and forced the closing of schools, universities, municipal offices, courts and major shopping malls. More snow - another 2 to 5 inches in some places overnight - was expected to complicate the area's Friday commute and further cut into salt supplies depleted by a series of winter storms. On Thursday, more than a foot of accumulation was recorded in Pennsauken while other communities such as Cherry Hill and Camden reported just under 12 inches, National Weather Service officials said.
February 13, 2014 |
In Delaware County, some townships are waiting for road-salt deliveries that were supposed to arrive weeks ago. Officials in Northampton, Bucks County, paid a trucking company to bring in salt from a neighboring town rather than risk a late delivery. And in Chester County, where 12 municipalities face a critical salt shortage, the deputy director for emergency management, Robert Kagel, said the state Department of Transportation told him to "be creative. " After back-to-back snowfalls and a catastrophic ice storm that froze roads, downed power lines, and paralyzed the region last week, officials and residents are facing new challenges as they brace for another fierce storm that is expected to start just before midnight Wednesday.
February 7, 2014 |
CITY COUNCILMAN Jim Kenney is trying to avoid rubbing salt in the wounds of those who put their feet to the pavement on snowy days - and that includes friends of the four-legged variety. Kenney introduced a resolution yesterday that asks the streets and services committee to hold public hearings to investigate the use of rock salt - which the city has used since the 1940s - to melt ice and snow in the wintertime. "What I've seen in the city this snow season is just the dumping of salt all over the place, regardless of how much we really need to break down the snow," he said.
January 6, 2014 |
The man who died Thursday after a pile of road salt collapsed on him in a Bucks County storage facility was a married father of two from Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Gustav J. Propper, 51, was "an amazing father and a true family man," according to a brief statement released by his family Friday. "Everything he did was for his family. It's extremely tragic, and we're just beyond words," the statement read. Propper was operating a front-end loader for International Salt, a Lackawanna County-based company that has a storage facility at the Kinder Morgan Port of Bucks County, on the Delaware River in Falls Township.
January 5, 2014 |
FALLS TOWNSHIP The man who died Thursday after a pile of road salt collapsed on him in a Bucks County storage facility was a married father of two from Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Gustav J. Propper, 51, was "an amazing father and a true family man," according to a brief statement released by his family Friday. "Everything he did was for his family. It's extremely tragic, and we're just beyond words," the statement read. Propper was operating a front-end loader for International Salt, a Lackawanna County-based company that has a storage facility at the Kinder Morgan Port of Bucks County, on the Delaware River in Falls Township.