Author: Maria Lissandrello

A Cuisine of Nuance

The flavorful cooking of Vietnam has been influenced by China, India, France, Portugal and even ancient Rome. No wonder it’s so delicate and complex

A Look Back

A lot has changed since Bergen Health and Life began publishing 10 years ago. In honor of our anniversary, we review what a decade has brought.

Fun on the Lawn

Outdoor games like croquet, bocce and badminton are making a major comeback.

Fun on the Lawn

Outdoor games like croquet, bocce and badminton are making a major comeback.

Fun on the Lawn

Outdoor games like croquet, bocce and badminton are making a major comeback.

Fun on the Lawn

Outdoor games like croquet, bocce and badminton are making a major comeback.

Get Outside!

Discover the rivers, lakes and ponds in Bergen County

Crazy Good

If you’re in the mood for Italian fare in a high-energy atmosphere, odds are you’ll enjoy the flavors, fragrance and pace of Pazzo.

Fare of gold

Fresh, light, airy— it's how you feel when you walk into D’Oro on Chatham’s Main Street.

Your fat-and how to find it

Ever look at the scale and reason, "maybe I'm just big boned? The truth is, weight by itself is an imperfect measure of what shape you’re in. to truly gauge your health risks, you need to know your body fat.

Your Fat and How to Find It

Weight by itself is an imperfect measure of what shape you’re in. to truly gauge your health risks, you need to know your body fat.

Street smarts

Since opening its doors in 1992, Etsy Street has been a go-to place for fine dining. And while it was always on the short list for return visits, if you haven’t been in a while, it’s time to go back.

Your Fat-and how to find it

Ever look at the scale and reason, "maybe I'm just big boned? The truth is, weight by itself is an imperfect measure of what shape you’re in. to truly gauge your health risks, you need to know your body fat.

My week of green living

An average working Jerseyan promises to follow an eco-friendly lifestyle for seven days. Here’s what she learned-and how she fared

Iberian Escape

If you're familiar with the cuisine in Newark’s famed Ironbound section, you’ll recognize much of the fare at Ria-Mar, a South River satellite of that neighborhood’s Portuguese eateries.

My week of green living

I'm green ... At going green, that is. That's not to say I'm eco-oblivious. After all, I don't drive an SUV. I buy only cage-free eggs. I turn off lights when I leave a room.