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.
Sometimes all you want is a couple of small plate dishes and drinks, right? Try The Spread, right in the heart of things on North Main in South Norwalk (SoNo.) Three tasty apps are the stuffed avocado with blue lump crabmeat, eel sauce, spicy mayo and crispy black rice; the harissa mussels with white wine, […]
Okay beer hounds, two spots to check out…Fairfield Local in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Sono Local in South Norwalk, where they have as many as 35 different beers, and small plates featuring some interesting tastes. Do you doubt us? Well, what about whipped Yukon Gold potatoes with melted leeks, smothered in lobster gravy? (Just sayin…’) We’re […]