The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its 14th annual Product Awards Competition on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Over 165 specialty food items from Connecticut’s budding specialty food community entered into 39 categories with hopes of receiving the prestigious Food Product of the Year award.
The CT Specialty Food Association (CSFA) held its fourteenth Product Awards Competition on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville and I was honored to serve as a judge for the fourth straight year. This year one hundred seventy-nine items were entered into 33 categories where they were judged on appearance, aroma, texture, and taste.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Foods of Love, a culinary event centered on foods known to get us in the mood for love.
Join us to learn about everyday aphrodisiacs including strawberries, honey, figs, artichokes, chili peppers, edible flowers, chocolate and coffee, and how to incorporate them into an irresistible Valentine’s Day menu.
Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25,
Holiday Artisan Chocolate Desserts
A Chocolate Tasting, Cooking Demonstration, and Dessert Tasting
With Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage and
Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide
New Canaan Library
December 9, 2014
$25 per person
The best chocolate in the world starts with the finest cacao but that cacao is poised for extinction. The processes of protecting, preserving, and propagating that symphony’s centuries-long existence for future generations has begun with the identification of 4 heirloom cacaos by the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.
Please join us for a unique educational and tasting experience during which we’ll profile the complex flavors of 5 single origin dark chocolates in Pralus’ “organic pyramid”. Learn about the cacao, terroir and artistry of French master chocolatier Francois Pralus as we taste our way through the cacao producing countries of Tanzania, Ghana, Madagascar (plantation owned by Pralus), the Dominican Republic, & Ecuador.