Winter Farmers Markets

By Alicia Ghio

  The folks at Stanziato’s Wood Fired Pizza in Danbury posted a fun, off-the-cuff video on Facebook the other day of the flourishing greenhouses at Holbrook Farm in Bethel, Connecticut. Despite the snow and chilly temps outside, their was a warm, lush landscape of herbs… Read more »

Warm Tuna Cakes…

Neha Bawa

…served on an arugula-artichoke salad, with a light lime vinaigrette. You know why this is a good idea? Because it’s summer, and out here in New England, when you’ve had it with the weather and don’t really feel like cooking but still want a sustainable… Read more »

Turkey | Cranberries | Friends

Robert Rae

by Matthew Novakfrom Man Eats with Mustache THERE’S SOMETHING PRETTY AMAZING that happens when people come together to cook food.  As an American with little cultural ties to my Old World heritage, just about the only time that I combine other people and cooking is… Read more »

Trimming the Fat, Keeping the Soul

Allan Richter

  With its roots in slavery, soul food has deep historical meaning for many African-Americans. But the call to honor a rich heritage is at odds with the need to reduce the excess fat and sugar found in the standard “down-home” diet. A new generation of black chefs… Read more »

The Importance of Good Food

Maggie Lyon

by Maggie Lyon I’m out of work, which for all intents and purposes isn’t that great, but it does afford me the time to read through the entirety of newspapers, magazines and the like. Pair this with the virtually unlimited number of documentaries available on… Read more »

The Goodness of Coffee

Eric Schneider

  Maybe it’s the whole what-I-like-must-be-bad-for-me mindset, but the way some people talk about coffee you’d think it was another chemical concoction dreamed up in the lab of a large food corporation. Fact is, researchers are just starting to grind through this brew’s rich collection of beneficial antioxidants—and… Read more »

The Cupcake Taste Test

Robert Rae

Words and photos by Lee Elkins from Foodie Plus 4 I DON’T VISIT THE CITY WITHOUT consuming at least one of its famous cupcakes. My habit started off with Crumbs, a cupcake chain that has a variety of convenient locations sprinkled throughout Manhattan. But then… Read more »

Thanksgiving Leftovers, Part 1

Robert Rae

by Matthew Novakfrom Man Eats with Mustache I’ve seen a lot of chatter on Twitter this week from people who don’t know what they’re going to do with their leftovers. There is one simple answer: EAT THEM. I love Thanksgiving, but by plate 10 or… Read more »

Superb Tacos al Pastor at Pancho’s Tacos

Matthew Beres

  I HAIL FROM COLORADO, where I spent the past eight years confronted with either a Qdoba or Chipotle on every other block. These are the Starbucks of Mexican food restaurants. The food is good enough – $6 for an enormous burrito that will reliably… Read more »

Sharp and Healthy: Fermented Foods

Corinne Garcia

  Montana farmer and rancher Jenny Sabo keeps a jar of homemade sauerkraut or kimchi on the table at all times. As an extreme locavore—someone who tries to eat as locally as possible—Sabo grows or trades for most of her family’s vegetables, but the fermented… Read more »

Seniors Eat Local at Maplewood

Alicia Ghio

  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a farm to table reception at the senior living facility Maplewood at Newtown. As I’ve written about in the past, there is a company wide initiative at Maplewood to serve locally sourced food to residents. It’s a challenging… Read more »

Rhubarb Crisp

Alicia Ghio

It’s rhubarb season!   Over the years this is one ingredient I’ve come to really enjoy. I usually cook it down into some kind of sauce. Sometimes I keep the sauce more on the savory side to use on things like pork or I go… Read more »

Ramp Pesto

Robert Rae

by Alica Ghio from Local Food Rocks It’s ramp season, for both skateboarders and local food foragers!  Ramps are wild leeks native to North America and can be found alongside running water.  They have a wonderful garlicky, oniony flavor and can be eaten raw or… Read more »

Ramp Fritatta

Alicia Ghio

  Much to the dismay of my sister-in-law it is once again ramp season. I, however, am delighted. I love these pungent wild gems of Spring. Since they are only around for a limited time, I like to take full advantage of their flavor.  … Read more »

Pickled Dreams

Andrew A. Bergeron

  In a small gravel lot just parallel to busy Route 7, the sound of rushing traffic breaks like waves upon the white tents standing under the mellow heat of the afternoon sun.   The lot belongs to the Wilton, Connecticut Historical Society, which is… Read more »

Perfect Tomato Sauce

Robert Rae

by Nick Donigerfrom Sizzle Grove Does the thought of making homemade tomato sauce conjure up an image of an elderly Italian grandmother simmering a big pot of homegrown pureed tomatoes on the back of the stove for hours in her rustic Italian countryside kitchen, a… Read more »

On the Go Eating: More Trouble Than It’s Worth

Robert Rae

by Maggie Lyon I’ve just finished my first weekend workshop for the Nutritional Therapy Association program. I am exhausted from taking in information, body work, learning functional evaluation points and so on. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The major point of this article is… Read more »

Nourish: For the Love of Food

Robert Rae

by Maggie Lyon This is a column about food. Eating food. Drinking food. Loving food and hating food. Food that makes us vibrant and food which makes us sick. Food is my life, and that’s really what this column is going to be about. My… Read more »

No Soak Beans

Alicia Ghio

  I tend to be a slacker when it comes to planning meals ahead of time. I typically open the fridge or the pantry and whip up dinner based on what’s inside. This habit is probably also why nine times out of ten I use… Read more »

Night of Comedy and Dinner to Benefit Danbury’s 24th First Night

CityCenter Danbury

  First Night Danbury, enjoying its 24th year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this 2012-2013, will salute “Danbury Fare”. The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s Fair history and its current proactive revitalization of a CityCenter Downtown hub. Through the efforts… Read more »

My Kids Are Smarter Than I Am

Robert Rae

Words and photos by Lee Elkinsfrom Foodie Plus 4 BECAUSE THE LITTLE FOODIES were cooking dinner once a week this summer, W got in the habit of making “ours derves” or “apperderves”, depending on his mood. These tasty tidbits were presented on various plates and… Read more »

Mosh Potatoes: One Rockin’ Cookbook

Jessica May

  A couple months ago, I got an awesome housewarming present from Vegetarian Metalhead: Mosh Potatoes, a cookbook of recipes by metal musicians. Compiled by Steve Seabury, each dish in the collection begins with an anecdote from the artist/cook, and there are lots of funny… Read more »

Kevin Eats It

Kevin Eats It, Ep. 12: Chicken Finger Trial

Crowhorn Productions

  This is Kevin.   He is terrorizing the local food challenge circuit, and often following up his massive meals with an ice cream dessert.   Here is episode 12 of ‘Kevin Eats It,’ where Kevin takes on a bunch of barbecue.  Though we don’t… Read more »

Kevin Eats It, Ep. 11: Dave’s BBQ Challenge

Crowhorn Productions

This is Kevin.   He is terrorizing the local food challenge circuit, and often following up his massive meals with an ice cream dessert.   Here is episode 11 of Kevin Eats It, where Kevin takes on a bunch of barbecue.  Though we don’t know how… Read more »