Ariston’s distributors live in Connecticut, but it’s a family operation in Kalamata, Greece, where Ariston olive oil is made. Faith thinks it’s amazing quality for the money, and widely available. Now Ariston is making its oils in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, garlic, lemon, oregano, basil and pizza. It’s the “pizza” spices that captured […]
Allan Wong is a farmer on Broad Street in Old Wethersfield, where he’s producing Asian vegetables of all kinds for restaurants and markets. In the Greater Hartford region, a Jamaican farmer is growing cassava, and he has many customers from Jamaica and Africa who grew up eating it. On the East End of Long Island, […]
Jacques Pépin asked me to tip my glass in his direction, and he poured me a glass of delicious sparkling wine, made in the Champagne style. When I tipped my glass a second time and asked what it was, he said, “Good, yes? It’s Gruet Blanc de Blanc.” Even more surprising, Gruet (pronounced Groo-ay) is […]
It was smokin’ at the beautiful Riverview in Simsbury Thursday night for Faith’s Food Schmooze Martini Competition to benefit WNPR and CPTV. Food Schmooze Gold Plan B’s Smokin’ with James Creators: Eric Williams and Jim Wishnoski Food Schmooze Silver Quench Cafe’s Night of Passion Creator: Rob Martini Food Schmooze Bronze Max Burger’s Blueberry Mo-Tini Creator: Jason Sowik Food Schmooze […]
Top chefs nationwide, including those at New York’s most expensive Italian restaurants, are making gluten-free pasta and bread with great care, possibly setting new standards in the gluten-free industry. Check out the story in The New York Times Dining section.