The Jersey Shore Cookbook

The Jersey Shore Cookbook is more than just a collection of exciting recipes from some of New Jersey’s most beloved Jersey Shore restaurants and eateries. This book delivers a slice of life from the restaurants in and around the glorious beaches and boardwalks we all love along with the inside scoop on where to sit, what to order, when to get there before the crowds and more, gently squeezed out of the locals and restaurateurs just for you.

You’ll also read about the effects of Superstorm Sandy on nearly every establishment in the book and what it took to come back after the devastation.

I wrote this book over the summer of 2015, during the busiest time of year for these restaurants. They provided their recipes in any way they could: via email, by text, and even by way of ahandwritten, scanned notebook page. It was a hectic three months and now, as we launch into spring 2016, we’re looking toward another hectic—but fun!—summer ahead.

Be sure to subscribe to our email list so you can get the first word on book launch events and the latest videos and news from the featured restaurants over the summer.

For a signed copy of the book, order here: JerseyShoreCookbook.com

Lastly, I would love to hear from you as you discover the restaurants in this book or create one of the many, delicious dishes. Please send your photos, share them on Jersey Shore Cookbook's socialaccounts, which are all linked from this website. Use the hashtag #JerseyShoreCookbook to qualify for some fun prizes!

Deborah Smith
The Jersey Shore Cookbook

About the Author

Deborah Smith is the owner and founder of New Jersey's popular food and dining blog, JerseyBites.com. Launched in 2007, the site is now home to over 30 food writers and engages with over 30,000 social media fans on a daily basis on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. In her role as executive editor of Jersey Bites, Deb is a founding member of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and most recently served as a judge for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week's TASTE Awards. Over the years, she has judged numerous food competitions, beer, wine and martini contests. (It's a tough life!) Her love for the Jersey Shore--the "real Jersey Shore," as she puts it--was cultivated at an early age. Her grandparents were beach club owners and resided in Sea Bright, and Deb grew up on the sand in the summer and the winter as well. Today she resides with her family in Point Pleasant and is lucky enough to take a daily morning walk to the boardwalk, which she considers her daily commute.

Off The Page

Some of our favorite memories from the making of The Jersey Shore Cookbook


Signings, Food Events and More. Come out and connect with fellow foodies at the Jersey Shore.

Book Signing & Talk


Book and Author Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Little Falls on November 13.  The luncheon is from noon until 3 PM.  Tickets are $39 and are on sale until November 7.  For tickets please call 973-256-6965 or 973-256-4205. Location: The Barnyard and Carriage House, 754 Totowa Rd., Totowa.


Let's Get Social

Thanks for reaching out. I'd love to hear from you and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, I hope you'll connect with me on your social channels of choice. All the links are below and be sure to pop over to JerseyBites.com for all the latest food adventures happening in our great Garden State.

Deborah Smith
The Jersey Shore Cookbook






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