| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Connecticut is a tough place to grow wine grapes, and state officials are now investigating allegations that a few of our wineries are cheating.
The suspicion is that some of Connecticut's 34 licensed wineries are skirting a state law that requires at...
| Nov 1, 2012
My father moved to the states a full year before my mother, brother or I did. He used to ask my mom to send him supplies from Peru — food and medicine he couldn't afford or wasn't sold here. One of those staples was pisco.
The hard liquor is...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 10:20 AM
What's happening in food and dining around South Florida.
Dubliner Irish Pub
210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1213, Sub-Culture.org
After eight years of bringing live music and plenty of Guinness to Mizner Park in Boca Raton, Dubliner's...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:05 PM
49 Fort Point St.,Norwalk, (203) 854-9283
82 Fort Point St., Norwalk, (203) 866 6256
1660 Park Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 384-2377, lapoblanitarestaurant.com
Mexican is the theme park of food trends, with...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:12 AM
First impression: Given the Mexican's live entertainment and the loud volume when the dining room is busy, the venue's owners clearly wanted to create a bar that functions as a restaurant. The menu includes traditional and novel takes on Mexican. Some...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:00 AM
2779 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, (203) 287-8888. Open seven days a week. Delivery available.
New Havenites are lucky to live in a culinary town, but that doesn't mean good food ceases to exist outside the city limits. Northern neighbor Hamden...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Jenna Dupuy, 9, took on the role of hostess at Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill in Costa Mesa, greeting guests as they walked through the door Wednesday night.
Jenna, along with about 10 children ranging in age from 8 to 14, shadowed servers, food runners,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Yield: 2 cups
Time: 45 minutes
1 qt Water
8 each Ancho Chilies
8 each California Chilies
1 each ...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Two kinds of chilies were used in my version of the Red Chile Sauce; the Ancho chili and the California chili. Both are dried chilies from their original fresh peppers. The Ancho chili is a dried poblano and the California chili is a dried Anaheim...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:05 AM
You've probably never heard of the "Boko Haram." The name "D-Company" isn't likely to ring any bells either. Nor will the "Arauco Malleco Coordinating Group."
The first is from Africa; the second from India; and the last from South America. They don't...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Chile tuvo, durante décadas, una fecha divisoria en su historia con el 11 de septiembre de 1973, día en que Augusto Pinochet derrocó al presidente constitucional Salvador Allende con un sangriento bombardeo de la casa de gobierno.
Pero más recientemente,...