Melody Kettle currently resides in Montclair with her husband and two children. She grew up in Bergen county, and spent most of her time beside her grandmother in the kitchen, where she developed a love for cooking, food, and entertaining.
After receiving a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, Melody attended Rutgers Law School where she earned a Juris Doctorate. In 2010 Melody began blogging and “vlogging” (video blogging) for hyper-local news site, Baristanet, and later for Patch. In March of 2011, she launched Hot From The Kettle®, One Steamy Wine & Food Destination.
Hot From The Kettle has established itself as a premier on-line source for restaurant news and reviews in Montclair and surrounding areas. Hot From The Kettle also publishes content such as culinary demonstrations, recipes, and methods that have attracted national and international interest.
Hot From The Kettle has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame, and Hot From The Kettle videos are featured on iFood.tv. Melody Kettle heads up the North Jersey dining section of Off The Broiler. She is member of the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs, and holds the office of Charge de Presse Nationale. She has also appeared on Emeril's Table on the Hallmark Channel. Melody had judged statewide competitions, including the Iron Shaker, and has served as a panelist on food related seminars.
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Jennifer Miller, MealDiva
I am a mom on a mission: to help others foster a love of eating and preparing wonderful food. I am a passionate home cook, wine enthusiast, meal-planning specialist and budding food blogger, with a love of eating, drinking, food photography and serving fresh farm to table meals. As a mother of three, I am committed to raising “foodie” children who enjoy farmer’s markets, restaurants and artisan food shops. In addition, I share healthy, in-season recipes and tips on my web site http://mealdiva.com and on Facebook as MealDiva. I am very excited to be contributing to Jersey Bites from Hunterdon County!
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"I worship food. Beautiful food. Food is admired and cultivated in my house on a daily basis. While I’m busy thinking and planning the next fantastic meal in my house, I have come to discover that the majority of people, including some of my very close family and friends don’t."
Dianne Wenz, VeggieGirl
Dianne Wenz is a Holistic Health Counselor and a Specialist in Plant-Based Diet Nutrition. I also just completed training to become one of the country’s first Vegan Lifestyle Coaches! If you want to change your diet, learn how to manage a health condition, lose weight, decrease your stress or just learn how to optimize your health, I can help! I also now offer individual and group cooking classes for those who want to learn how to prepare delicious and nutritious vegan food.
Hot From the Kettle is the Montclair-based on-line source that takes you behind the scenes at NJ’s finest restaurants and casual eateries. Whether its American, Italian, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Indian, or Jamaican fare, Hot From The Kettle tastes it all!
From dairies to bakeries, breweries to bars, pork plants to butcher shops, farms to tables, and wine shops to wine cellars, Hot From The Kettle® goes deeper to satisfy NJ’s culinary curiosities! Owner, Melody Kettle, travels New Jersey and engages Top Chefs, Chopped Chefs, Iron Chefs, and the finest, most unique home cooks in candid, informative conversation, while learning and cooking along side them.
Just the Facts
+ Hot From The Kettle receives approximately 28,000 views per month.
+ Daily page views have quadrupled since April 2011.
+ Unique viewership has more than quadrupled with the last eight months.
+ Hot From The Kettle is based in Montclair, and covers northern New Jersey.
+ Hot From The Kettle is dedicated to publishing New Jersey restaurant news and recipes, videos, and information for food enthusiasts.
+ Melody Kettle is a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, Charge de Presse, and founder of the non-profit Montclair Food & Wine Festival.
+ Hot From The Kettle is a featured on iFood.tv and heads up NJ Dining at Off The Broiler.
+ Hot From The Kettle is an inductee of the Culinary Hall of Fame.