About: Lois- Potluck Alumni
It's always been about the food for Lois Heyman. After graduating from Barnard College/Columbia University, she started out as a reporter in Maplewood, New Jersey, where the local cheese shops and cafes called to her louder than the fire alarms.
Although Lois enjoyed writing about environmental design and architecture for Urban Design magazine, her favorite part was planning the catering menus for receptions at the publication's national competitions.
While working as a production and copy editor at Newsweek magazine in Manhattan, Lois was able to explore the city's many ethnic cuisines, which broadened her tastes and knowledge of the culinary world. Lois also traveled to satisfy her worldly palate making stops at falafel stands in the Middle East, tavernas on Greek islands, London pubs and Parisian produce markets.
When she began editing the Courier News' Central Jersey Community sections in 2000, Lois made sure that news about local food events, restaurants and purveyors always occupied the pages.
Now, as food writer for the Home News Tribune, Courier News and MyCentral Jersey.com, Lois trains her attention on all things culinary in all of Central Jersey. You can follow Lois’ reports on food trends and news on her blog, The Food Chain, and on Twitter at LoisFoodChain.
A ShopRite shopper for many years and customer of the Clinton, New Jersey store, Lois enjoys the supermarket’s large selection of organic and specialty products, in-house freshly made sushi bar, deli cheeses and dips, and pharmacy department. A member of ShopRite’s blog panel, Lois is eager to try and write about ShopRite’s new specialty private label products she has not had the opportunity to taste yet.
Lois currently resides in Hunterdon County with her teenage son, who won't eat anything green except pesto, and her elderly Labrador, who never stops eating everything.
Posts by Lois- Potluck Alumni
I stocked up during ShopRite’s recent 40th annual Can Can Sale, and I especially love beans, so when ShopRite provided the Potluck bloggers with cans of five different kinds of beans and corn, I turned them into the best bean salad I’ve ever had or made. Read More »
Recently when I wanted to try one of New York Times columnist Martha Rose Shulman’s Recipes for Health, a hearty Provencal Kale and Cabbage Gratin, I didn’t have any plain rice, called for in the recipe. What I did have was even better: ShopRite Imported Superfino Arborio Rice for Risotto. Read More »
ShopRite issued us Potluck bloggers a challenge: to create a great Valentine’s Day dinner for less than $25 — that amount being the ShopRite gift card we were given to use in putting it all together! Read More »
Since I was invited to be a member of the Potluck blog panel, I’ve been experimenting and cooking up dishes with the great private label products ShopRite provides to us bloggers to try out — especially the four new Santa Barbara-inspired Special Edition Salsas ShopRite introduced at the NYC Food & Wine Festival in October. Read More »