Category Archives: Beyond Fairfield County CT

Zoni Foods – Healthy, Tasty & Quick Weeknight Meals!

It is no secret that we are in an era of health conscious eating.  We are juicing, we are “vita- mixing” and we are frequenting local farmers' markets to score fresh and seasonal bounty.  Although with busy work/home schedules, that don’t allow for too much time spent on food-shopping … Continue Reading ››

Exploring Two Gems Of Central Europe

A recent week-long vacation to two historic European cities was filled with great memories (with friends and family), loads of laughs, tons of food, gallons of beer and gorgeous views.  It was interesting to discover Prague and Vienna to be such melting pots of cultures and cuisines.  While Prague … Continue Reading ››

Queens Night Market

For weeks I have been strategizing on ways to get there!  So I pitched the idea to friends and fellow-foodies.  Sadly, it didn’t seem to appeal to any of them.  One by one I heard all the reasons and excuses of why they cannot or will not join … Continue Reading ››

Molecular Gastronomy Bonanza!

“Molecular Gastronomy blends physics and chemistry to transform the tastes and textures of food. The result? New and innovative dining experiences.” (a quote from http://www.molecularrecipes.com/molecular-gastronomy/)

If you are a fan of molecular gastronomy there are a few names you must already know: Ferran Adriå, Continue Reading ››

A Party In The Mouth – Vietnamese Style!

Hot, warm, cool, crisp, tender, crunchy, soft, spicy, sweet, sour, salty…   Mmmmm!  It’s not everyday that all these textures, flavors and temperatures come together in one bite, and every subsequent bite, to create a fabulous party in the mouth.  A Vietnamese banh mi is a perfect example … Continue Reading ››

Omakase With Less Talk More Eat

I have been DYING to tell you about a neat place in New York offering a $50, 30 minute,12 piece omakase experience that is bound to get stamped in your memory as one of the coolest dining experiences the city has to offer!

This unbelievably efficient, … Continue Reading ››

Delicious Food & Genuine Warmth @ Present Company

Connecticut is blessed with tons of gems in the form of farms offering nature’s rich bounty and the many talented chefs who skillfully celebrate those bountiful ingredients in their cooking.  I am sure you can imagine how much pleasure it gives me when I tell the world (through my blog) … Continue Reading ››

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! 

There are … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

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 ››