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Joanna Pruess’ Soup For Two: A Delight!

Last week, I had the great pleasure of having Joanna Pruess cook dinner for me. She served beautiful soups direct from her newest book, Soup for Two: Small-Batch Recipes for One, Two or a Few, with photos by Noah Fecks. Joanna is a consummate food and travel expert and knows well the restrictions inherent in shopping at your local supermarket. I love […]

Miya’s Sushi, Chef Bun Lai and a Tasty Fundraiser

There isn’t much I can say about New Haven chef Bun Lai and his restaurant Miya’s Sushi that hasn’t already been said- and said well.  Lai is a rock star of sorts that the New York Times aptly described as “the mad scientist of the sustainable sushi movement.”  The 2013 James Beard Award Nominee has turned the restaurant his mother Yoshiko Lai founded it 1982 into “the first sustainable sushi […]

Impromptu Fall Meal: Pork Chops with Granny Smith Apples

I had some gorgeous bone-in pork chops tonight and not a lot of time to make dinner. And so I sprinkled them with garlic salt, black pepper and a little bit of brown sugar, and then dipped them into flour. In a large skillet,  heated some oil (mostly vegetable, with a little olive) on medium high […]

Stephen Fries On the Food Scene

Here’s just a slice of ‘The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook’

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                            spicy apple cheesecake

Recipes reprinted with permission from “The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook,” © 2014 by Stephanie Pedersen, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Photography by Guy Ambrosino.

At the spa - unwinding and dining at the Lodge at Woodloch

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See you at Chowdafest or the Garlic & Harvest Festival

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