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Hoshigaki

Hoshigaki – dried persimmons

On my first and only visit to Japan, I’ll never forget seeing several dozen  persimmons swinging gently outside – hanging from  thatched straw roof eaves.  I didn’t get…

Purple Carrot - Vietnamese soup

Meal delivery kit review: Purple Carrot

On weekdays I find it hard to get dinner on the table – and forget about trying new recipes. Here’s how my week of meal planning usually goes: browse…

Dark + Stormy Cupcakes

The Institute Library’s 2015 Flying Pig Roast

Who could resist a name like the Flying Pig Roast? Last Sunday was the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Institute Library in New Haven. Headlining dinner was an…

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Community Table, revisited

We first met Marcell Davidsen at his ambitious Ny Haven pop-up dinner in 2014. I vividly remember arriving quite late thanks to a last-minute trip to the pediatrician. I…

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Dinner at Eddy Farm in Newington

Welcome to Eddy Farm – the only working farm in the town of Newington, Connecticut. This land has been with same family for multiple generations and that very connection brought me north for…

Pick your own strawberries at Jones Farm in Shelton, CT

‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberries at Jones Family Farm

When Father’s Day approaches, it’s also my reminder that strawberry season is near. It’s been a few year since I’ve gone to pick berries, but last week we got…

Kawa Ni in Westport

Lunch at Kawa Ni in Westport

Have you been to Kawa Ni in Westport? It’s the latest sibling in the Westport le Farm and Whelk restaurant family. Kawa Ni appeared on the scene in August and…

Sport Hill Farm revisited

Connecticut farm dinners have really grown in popularity and abundance the past 10 years, but a long-time favorite is my second Souterrain at Sport Hill Farm. It was an…

Eventide in Portland, ME

When I think of Maine, my thoughts first veer to lobster. But on our most recent trip to Portland, we spent more of our time eating oysters. That’s…

Miya’s Farm Dinner

It is a lovely summer evening in a backyard in Woodbridge. This is a farm dinner organized by the New Haven Arts + Ideas festival, but unlike a typical outdoor…