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.
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 10:45 PM, The Rewards of Buying Locally Grown Food Talk with Christy Colasurdo, co-author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, and Analiese Paik, founder and editor of the Fairfield Green Food Guide. The McManus Room at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 | 203.291.4800
10:45-11:45: Walking tour of the Westport Farmers’ Market and Book Signing with Chefs and Farmers
Learn about the history of the American chestnut, a Slow Food USA Ark of Taste food, and ongoing efforts to restore the tree to its native habitat from Steve Conaway of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will demonstrate how to prepare Mont Blanc chestnut cakes, a classic chestnut dessert from her native Italy. Analiese Paik will inform guests about rare and delicious heirloom and Ark of Taste foods and provide insider tips on sourcing them.
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.
Bring the whole family to the Sustainable Food & Farm Expo 2014 on Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 10 am – 4 pm, at Audubon Greenwich. Learn about our rich and diverse sustainable food community; engage with organic farmers and chefs, homesteading experts, artisan food producers and retailers at the marketplace; and attend sustainable food talks and tasting workshops.
If you loved the concept of the friendly, neighborhood coffee spot, you had two places to go: Las Vetas in the center of town or Port Coffeehouse on Fairfield Avenue. Unfortunately, Port and its sister restaurant, Dish, closed their doors shortly before Thanksgiving this past year. But, don’t worry. If you need that jolt of caffeine, Source Coffeehouse is here to the rescue.
I have one word to describe Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott: phenomenal. I could say it’s because they source everything as locally as possible. When they can’t, superior quality still reigns. They want organic. They want fair trade. They want sustainable. What you get is high-quality, clean food.