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Rising Star: Millwright’s Pastry Chef, Kristin Eddy

Tucked away in the wooden, foliaged hills of Simsbury, Connecticut lies Millwright’s Restaurant, a culinary treasure that utilizes local ingredients and curates an exceptional, special occasion dining experience. Pastry Chef Kristin Eddy is part of the James Beard nominated-team at the five-year-old restaurant. Eddy, who is originally from Hartland, Connecticut, is young. After graduating from… Continue reading Rising Star: Millwright’s Pastry Chef, Kristin Eddy

Connecticut · Cookies · CT Eats · Dessert · Featured Foodie · Gluten Free

Doughluv Makes Childhood Dreams Come True

Every child has at one point in their life has tried to sneak a spoonful (or handful) of uncooked cookie dough when the baker wasn’t looking. Subsequently, every child has at one point in their life been scolded for doing such a thing by that same baker. When Cookie DŌ NYC realized that those cravings… Continue reading Doughluv Makes Childhood Dreams Come True

Chef Series · Connecticut · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · Hartford

Chef Jamie Bordonaro Finds His Culinary Passion

After graduating successfully, yet uninspired, from Central Connecticut State University, Jamie Bordonaro was still curious to learn the difference between a chiffonade and a julienne and endive versus escarole. He enrolled in the “West Point of Culinary Schools”— The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York— and received his Associate’s Degree in Culinary… Continue reading Chef Jamie Bordonaro Finds His Culinary Passion

baking · Charity · Connecticut · Cooking Class · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · west hartford

Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

In a time when Food Network dominates television screens across the country and when cooking demonstrations are condensed to a three-minute birds’ eye view video demonstration, face-to-face culinary instruction for the ordinary home chef is rare, yet highly valued. Lindsay Perkins, a freelance culinary instructor based in West Hartford, Connecticut, saw a need for easy-going… Continue reading Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

Beer Festival · Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Now · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · Hartford

Brews and Views at Max’s 4th Annual HOPtoberfest

Is there really any better way to celebrate Columbus Day weekend than with beer? Max Catering and Events knows the answer to that question is no. This past Sunday, the uber-successful Connecticut restaurant group hosted the 4th annual HOPtoberfest, a festival featuring 34 craft breweries (12 of which are based in Connecticut!), tons of Max’s… Continue reading Brews and Views at Max’s 4th Annual HOPtoberfest

Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Gluten Free · Greater Hartford · Healthy Eating

Goodbye Gluten: Abby Kelly Hosts 1st Annual Gluten Free Connecticut Food Expo

Goodbye Gluten, hello gluttony! Abby Kelly, a resident of Simsbury, Connecticut, is transforming the way gluten-free food is being consumed across the Nutmeg State. Her website, Gluten-Free Connecticut, has been a necessary and welcome guide for the gluten-free community. This weekend, Kelly will take her entrepreneurial spirit one step further at the first ever Gluten-Free… Continue reading Goodbye Gluten: Abby Kelly Hosts 1st Annual Gluten Free Connecticut Food Expo

Connecticut · CT Eats · Fairfield County · Featured Foodie · Healthy Eating

Power Up with Maikana Foods

You know those days when you feel like you should have a salad or a Clif Bar for lunch, but you’re secretly craving a quick and easy bowl of Annie’s Mac and Cheese for the third day in a row? (Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything *cough cough*) Let Jamieson Van Loan be… Continue reading Power Up with Maikana Foods