by Melissa Bailey | May 20, 2013 12:14 pm | Comments (7)
The new director in charge of food served in public-school cafeterias has a palate kids can relate to.
by Stacy Davis | May 17, 2013 11:04 am | Comments (2)
The camera rolled. Claire Criscuolo pulled out a “misunderstood” artichoke and shared some of her vegetarian cooking secrets in a cooking show series that debuted on Gateway Community College’s TV screen.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 13, 2013 12:00 pm | Comments (2)
Jose Luis Palacios pulled a breaded chicken breast filet out of the refrigerator and slipped it into bubbling hot oil to start a “chicken parmesan” sandwich. But he didn’t reach next for the parmesan, or the mozzerella, or even the marinara sauce. He pulled out queso fresco, avocado, and homemade chipotle salsa.
by Melissa Bailey | May 10, 2013 9:33 am | Comments (11)
Declaring New Haven’s nationally recognized school food program “in decline,” cafeteria workers called on the mayor to invest in more scratch cooking—and more cooks.
by Melissa Bailey | May 9, 2013 11:03 am | Comments (16)
Fresh-baked meat pies, free glasses of beer—and a new experiment in on-street parking—helped lure customers into downtown’s newest night spot for a grand opening.
by Allan Appel | May 9, 2013 9:02 am | Comments (2)
Missy Antonelli always wanted to honor the memory of her grandmother Mary DeNegre Antonelli (pictured at age 16 with bow) by creating a shop that echoed the old Italian bakeries on Wooster Street with their multi-level wedding-cake displays she remembered as a kid.
by Allan Appel | May 6, 2013 11:22 am | Comments (7)
Those vines wrapping themselves around old equipment in the back yard of Thai Pan Asian on Chapel Street could attract creatures you don’t want dining with you.
by Allan Appel | Apr 30, 2013 2:01 pm
Giovannie Toro knows you always wear rubber gloves at the sandwich station. But as an extra precaution, in case you don’t have them on and you reach for a plastic knife for a customer, that implement had better be handle up—so that germs from his fingers don’t get on the blade.
by Allan Appel | Apr 22, 2013 1:17 pm
If he could time-travel, New Haven founding pastor John Davenport might enjoy some 1608 scotch, with a splash of blackberry juice and topped by a local blueberry.
That new drink—named after the good pastor—is one of the ways that John Davenport’s at the Top of the Park at the Omni Hotel will mark two occasions this week: New Haven Restaurant Week, which runs Monday through Friday. And New Haven’s 375th birthday.
by Allan Appel | Apr 11, 2013 12:03 pm | Comments (10)
Ben Bloom loves bread so much he refused to let his all-time favorite, a French peasant loaf created by longtime friend Judie Saleeby, become baking history. He bought her recipes and the name and hired 15 employees to plant a branch of his Branford-based La Cuisine in downtown New Haven.