All posts by Fairfield County Foodie

Hi, I am a total and utter foodie! A resident of Fairfield County, CT. I love to try out area restaurants and find new favorites. I love to cook and try new and fresh recipes! Step aside dieters and calorie-counters. This is no place for you! My philosophy: Food needs to be done right, respected and enjoyed! I will give you my take on the best restaurants in Fairfield County CT. With an added bonus of great recipes to try when eating out is not an option. So, come join me on this culinary ride. Yours truly, FairfieldCountyFoodie

Want Some Korean Banchan?

Let’s start with, “what on earth is Banchan"?!  It is a Korean, family-style of eating where you have a bunch of small dishes (meats, fish, vegetables) centered around a bowl of cooked rice.  Kimchi, of course, is at the table to join the party….always! 

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Discovering The Latest Food Trends

It is always a thrill to visit the International Restaurant & Food Service Show In New York.  In three action packed days one can get a comprehensive idea of exciting food and beverage trends about to hit the market.  Although, I have to admit that, I can only take … Continue Reading ››

Connecticut’s Culinary Scene Has A New (Indian) Gem

I am originally from India so I am always game for some Indian food.  Sadly, Connecticut doesn’t have that many Indian restaurants.  Of the ones I have tried thus far, I find myself recommending the same 2-3 places to everyone who asks.  For a proper sit-down experience, I … Continue Reading ››

Essentials of French Cooking by NY Times

I love omelets. Give me an omelet for breakfast, lunch or even dinner and you wont hear me complaining.  Although, being of Indian origin, I like my omelets to be robust in flavor and spice.  I like to add lots of onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cilantro (yes cilantro), green chillies….Continue Reading ››

A Monk. A Chef. A Revelation!

The award winning series, Chef’s Table on Netflix is my absolute favorite show to watch on TV.   Quite simply put, it blows my mind!  Each episode, in a 6-part series, explores the life of a noteworthy chef from around the world.  Exploring his/her trials and … Continue Reading ››

For The Love Of Afternoon Tea!

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James

Indeed, there is something so deeply relaxing and enjoyable about the ritual of afternoon tea.  That one hour in the middle of the day where you … Continue Reading ››

A Feast To Celebrate #CNY

Chinese New Year has fascinated me for years.  All this time, I have wistfully wondered what it would be like to visit China at this time of the year.  I bet the atmosphere must be charged with excitement.  I can imagine lots of lights, decorations… and the color … Continue Reading ››

The Hype Is Real!

…. and the food is worth every single penny of the hefty $330pp (before tax!) price tag for a seat at the Chefs Table @ Brooklyn Fare.

I was practically at a loss for words throughout this dinner.  I mean, when you realize that … Continue Reading ››

California Eating!

My family went for a glorious trip to California last week.  It was a trip to celebrate some major milestones in our lives and an excuse to enjoy each other’s company. 

And, you know what that means, right? Just think - 7 days, means 3 meals a … Continue Reading ››

Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Chain Comes to New York!

You may have heard the buzz about a new spot in NYC that is drawing hoards of people, willing to stand for hours in long lines - just to get a seat at the much anticipated and recently opened Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum restaurant in East Village.

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