by Lucy Gellman | Jan 30, 2017 7:17 am
Walking up to a large round table, Thomas Edwards took a tiny plastic cup into his hands, sniffed its contents, and lifted it to his mouth, dumping a chip-studded triangle of cookie into its yawning hole. He chewed. He licked his lips. His eyes grew slightly larger.
Yep, he proclaimed. This—the Choco-Fabulous Cookie from an area chef—was the clear winner of the afternoon.
Continue reading ‘“Choco-Fabulous” Tops The Cookie Field’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 27, 2017 12:08 pm | Comments (5)
Inside New Haven’s newest Caribbean restaurant, Qulen Wright sautéd the brightly red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic to create the base for Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and saltfish — except there would be no saltfish.
“I’m the vegan cook,” Wright said. “So I can make it without the fish.”
Continue reading ‘Ackee, No Saltfish’
by Lucy Gellman | Jan 27, 2017 8:32 am | Comments (1)
Peter Guo has a routine at the end of every January: pick out the freshest fish and vegetables from his favorite markets, buy enough pork, lotus root, and yu choi for 600 customers in two days, put on his starched apron and splattered chef’s cap, and get to work.
Continue reading ‘Gingery Chicken On The Menu For Year Of The Rooster’
by Paul Bass | Jan 27, 2017 8:31 am
Chad Kinsman found a tasty companion for tackling an existential crisis Thursday afternoon, courtesy of two hippies from Vermont: a cup of brown bourbon ice cream.
Continue reading ‘Ben & Jerry’s Enters The Fray’
by Michelle Liu | Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am | Comments (9)
“When I started on Long Wharf, it was the seagulls, the pigeons and me,” Bob Sweeney said. “There was no people.”
Now he has swarms of human company — and he asked city lawmakers to “go easy” on them.
Continue reading ‘Vendor Plan Praised; Tweaks Sought’
by Lucy Gellman | Jan 6, 2017 10:16 am
Friday’s programs on WNHH Radio take a dip in the Bering Sea to look at sustainable seafood, applaud parental advocacy, bring back the world’s best pundits, and take Talladega College to court for joining Donald J. Trump’s inauguration lineup.
Continue reading ‘Today On WNHH Radio’
by Brian Slattery | Dec 23, 2016 12:10 pm | Comments (4)
On Friday morning, cars lined State Street all around the #1 Fish Market. Cars were parked on side streets, and people hustled across the state thoroughfare with grocery bags full of seafood. The market’s own small parking lot was completely full. A line snaked out the door and stretched across the entire front of the building. Some people would be there for hours. But everyone was in a good mood.
They were part of an annual ritual that has been going on for years. The #1 Fish Market — which many consider the best in the New Haven area — becomes the epicenter not only for anyone who wants seafood for their holiday meal, but also specifically for the Italian-American tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which stipulates that a family serve an enormous meal of, you guessed it, seven fishes on Christmas Eve.
Continue reading ‘Fish Market Keeps Christmas Eve Tradition Alive’
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 23, 2016 7:30 am
Friday’s programs on WNHH radio go full steam ahead into the end of 2016, exploring last-minute local shopping, recapping a crazy year of news, and looking at how New Haveners get their holiday season on.
Continue reading ‘Today On WNHH Radio’
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 22, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (1)
Standing before a hot plate and sacks of sugar, semolina flour, and ground nuts, A (who asked not to be identified by her name) prepared to perform culinary magic. Her hands flew through the still air, 30 pairs of eyes following her every move. The swift flick of her wrist. A spoon stirring slowly through simple syrup.
As she spoke, a fast thread of Arabic running from her to the audience, translator Malak Nasr stepped forward to distill her sentences. Two cups of sugar. Four cups of coarse semolina.
Continue reading ‘Students, Refugees Cook Up Acceptance’
by Lucy Gellman | Dec 20, 2016 12:15 pm | Comments (1)
Thanks to a new business venture by the founders and co-owners of Elm City Social, a new spot for “electric Italian” dining has come to the corner of Crown and Temple Streets.
Continue reading ‘“Electric Italian” Comes To Temple Street’