by Lucy Gellman | Aug 19, 2015 12:29 pm
For Eva Geertz, it was a six-minute raw tomato sauce adapted from Nora Ephron’s Heartburn, dumped with panache over a pot of still-steaming noodles at the end of a long day. For Alisa Bowens, collard greens, summered with a pork rear (but not this) and spooned with care beside a springy, soft-but-crunchy mess of macaroni and cheese. Jason Sobocinski found joy in the clean burst that came from a home-grown tomato at its cusp of summer ripeness. Brian Slattery preferred that tomato summering in a sauce. And for me it was a hippie-dippy adaptation of Mollie Katzen’s ratatouille from The Moosewood Cookbook, a recipe I can now make in my sleep.
by Aliyya Swaby | Aug 18, 2015 10:24 am | Comments (2)
Juan Diaz, a onetime radio and TV journalist in Santo Domingo, brought a sense of performance to the kitchen as he fried green plantain to make mofongo.
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 10, 2015 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
For Laurel Underwood-Price, the secret to starting a pie was remembering her grandmother, whose soft and spectral hand seemed to guide her to a jar of year-old peaches preserved in spice and brandy. In the spirit of his autumnal food drive at the Connecticut Food Bank, James N. Trimble opted for a caramel apple crumb recipe, conjuring magic as he stirred butter, sugar, and half-and-half over the stove. Linda Hubler took a bag of peaches and a cup of sugar as a chance to bond with her 13-year-old daughter. Elise Dunphe saw it as a reason to celebrate her own summer bounty ... and a Connecticut culinary family she’d come to love fiercely.
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 3, 2015 3:01 pm | Comments (1)
Lorenzo Martinez woke up early and eager. He didn’t have school. He wasn’t especially excited about what was on tap for breakfast.
The stakes were higher than that. He and his mom had broccoli to water.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Comments (1)
For Fred Walker, kneading mountains of dough to prepare Chestnut Fine Foods & Confections’ classic French bread is a combination workout and therapy session.
by Finnegan Schick | Jul 21, 2015 4:22 pm | Comments (13)
New Haven’s hungry were greeted Tuesday morning by a familiar sight—a truck with free veggies—and a visitor, their U.S. Congresswoman, who used the occasion to highlight food insecurity.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 16, 2015 1:49 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Densmore said he knows homeless people who don’t feel comfortable with the long lines and crowds at soup kitchens, who are more likely to show up when the city is handing out food on the Green.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jul 8, 2015 4:51 pm | Comments (11)
Five Guys narrowly beat out Shake Shack in a recent opening battle of downtown’s newest burgers. But how would they both fare against Louis’ Lunch, Rudy’s, Box 63, and Prime 16?
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 8, 2015 9:47 am | Comments (5)
The burrito started out the way so many burritos start: with a flour tortilla.
What Sasha Feliciano loaded the steamed flour tortilla up with next probably would have made you pause and say either, “Why would anyone do that?” or “Why didn’t I think of that?”
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 7, 2015 8:25 am | Comments (1)
It’s not every day that you find a Congresswoman and a mayor behind the counter of Ashley’s Ice Cream, but during National Ice Cream month anything can happen.