Mario Batali Has Done It Again!

Even torrential rains and flood warnings could not keep the crowds away from this latest hotspot in Westport CT.   The new Tarry Lodge in Westport (in the old Abodanza building by the train station) is well worth a visit!  My friend (let’s call him Mr. H  🙂 ) and I decided to meet there for lunch last … Continue Reading ››

Blues & BBQ Festival in Westport, CT!

Calling all Blues & BBQ fans in Fairfield County.   Blues, Views and BBQ festival is arriving in Westport this weekend, Friday Sep 23rd through Sunday 25th at the Levitt Pavilion. 

Gorge on some amazing BBQ, from local restaurants, to your hearts’ content and shake your booty to the music of an amazing … Continue Reading ››

A Classroom Of My Dreams!

I love to cook and find myself glued to the Food Network channel every chance I get.  🙂 I love discovering new recipes and trying them out.  To expand my horizons, I even took some cooking classes here and there…but in my experience they tend to be a crapshoot.  

Most classes are … Continue Reading ››

Last Night I Said “Hello” To Portuguese Cuisine

For some reason Portuguese cuisine is not as well known in USA.  Sadly, nobody seems to talk about it and no one seems to rave about it.   As a result, I never felt an urge to give it a try.   I felt content in my world of Italian, French, Spanish, American and Asian fare.  Then a … Continue Reading ››

Shaking Things Up in Westport!

Want perfect juicy burgers every time?  Oh! and how about a delicious frozen custard to go with it?  If you crave such yummy goodness, then thankfully, you don’t have to look too far anymore.  

Fairfield county CT, Westport to be precise, is delighted to welcome the arrival of the famous Shake Shack!  Ever since … Continue Reading ››

Little Box, Big Tricks!

Summer-time means a calendar full of invites to BBQs.  Every host wants to showcase their unique recipes and impress you with their own secret recipes and their special ways to grill.  Am I right?  🙂 

If you are looking for your own little secret to show off,  I have just the one to share … Continue Reading ››

Get Ready To “Oysterize” Yourself!

Attention all Fairfield County Foodies!  It is finally that time of the year!  The time that we have all been waiting for!  NO! NOT Christmas, sillies!   I am talking about The Norwalk Oyster Festival and its finally here!  YESSSS!!!!!

My family loves Loves LOVES this event.   For us, this festival is all about the … Continue Reading ››

A Secret Ingredient

A year ago I attended a cooking class taught by Adam Halberg the executive chef of Barcelona restaurants.  The dish of the day was Paella.   And one of the ingredients he used was spanish smoked paprika.   

I was immediately struck by its smoky flavor….it created such a depth of flavor in the … Continue Reading ››

Parmesan Crisps

Looking for a great accompaniment for your wine, or an unusual  garnish for your salads and soups?  Then look no further. 

I found a neat little recipe….really simple to implement with lots of flavor….Parmesan Crisps!  

Shred some parmesan cheese.  On a baking dish lined with parchment paper, drop mounds of parmesan … Continue Reading ››

Let’s Talk Seafood!

My family and I like to eat seafood often.  We try to eat fish at least once a week.    Nothing like a fresh grilled salmon, or a good bowl of mussels fra diavolo!   

Another one of my favorites is something called seafood stew.  Whole bunch of mixed sea food thrown into a pot with  white … Continue Reading ››

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