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Carissa’s Breads on the East End of Long Island

When I visited the Montauk Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago, I made a beeline  for Carissa’s Breads‘ table and her glorious Schiacciata alluvia- a sweet Tuscan-style focaccia, made with black grapes and generous amounts of fennel, salt and olive oil. I encountered it last summer and have tasted it in my memory ever since.  It did not disappoint. I was  happy to also […]

POLL: Who Makes the BEST Lobster Roll in Connecticut?

The Connecticut lobster roll is simple and glorious: a succulent combination of freshly picked lobster meat and melted butter, served on a hot dog roll. It’s about as different from the cold mayo variety as you can get. Although the basic recipe is the same wherever you go in the state, there are slight variations — and Connecticut residents are fiercely loyal […]

New Haven’s City Seed presents: Pie on 9

Pies! Pies! Pies! I was happily engulfed in a pie frenzy recently in New Haven’s Ninth Square District where City Seed Community Food Systems Coordinator Tagan Engel organized the annual Pie On 9 Contest and Block Party,* inviting the New Haven community to bake and submit (130!) pies in a variety of categories. Tagan and I went to Sarah Lawrence College […]

Stephen Fries On the Food Scene

A taste from ‘The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts’

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— Recipe reprinted with permission from Holiday Kosher Baker © 2013 by Paula Shoyer, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc

Photos: Michael Bennett Kress

Porcine goodness awaits at BarBacon, 836 Ninth Ave. in New York City

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Join "Worth Tasting," New Haven's Original Culinary Walking Tour On September 20

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photos from  July 26th tour

We began this tour with great views and pastries at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

WAVE Gallery is known for not only gifts but artisan chocolate

Union League prepared works of art for dessert.

The Elm City Market, one of our newer stops offered several samplings and explained the co-op model of store

Meat & Co. has unique hot sandwiches. We sampled several of them..

Claire’s is always a fun stop, especially meeting owner, Claire Criscuolo

News Channel 8’s Jocelyn Maminta and her daughter enjoy pizza at BAR

Always a great cup of coffee at Willoughby’s

Ben Gaffney of Atticus Bookstore Cafe always serves up an interesting and tasty dish.

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