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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Monday, January 6, 2014

Worldly Culinary Fusion, Jazz & Roasted Squash Salad

Worldly Culinary Fusion, Jazz & Roasted Squash Salad

contributed by Katy Morris With its elegantly cozy ambiance, welcoming staff, and a distinctive menu chock full of locally sourced, seasonal options with a global twist crafted by renowned Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo, the eleven14 Kitchen hits all the marks for a great dining experience. Kosher Like Me w...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gravlax: The Easy Cure for New Year’s

Gravlax: The Easy Cure for New Year’s

contributed by Katy Morris photos courtesy of Sugar and Olives On an inconspicuous side street in Norwalk, CT, sits an eccentric French-inspired culinary “kitchen and lounge” that serves delicious, locally sourced, organic fare.  Sugar & Olives, owned by Jennifer Balin, opened after she boug...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Organic Planet’s Orbit

Organic Planet’s Orbit

contributed by Katy Morris Dedicated to nourishing diners with only locally sourced, organic elements in each and every dish, Organic Planet Restaurant is a true haven for local health conscious foodies, living in CT or passing through Greenwich. 11776...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Warming Up with Hearty Lentil Soup

Warming Up with Hearty Lentil Soup

At the end of my Thanksgiving cooking marathon, I began to squirrel away homemade turkey stock, turkey gravy and remnants of glistening tomatoey broth from my slow cooked brisket. Just as my freezer shelf was beginning to look like a frozen wonderland of rich liquid leftovers I was asked by Red Envelope, the ...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vegetable Heaven for Omnivores, Too

Vegetable Heaven for Omnivores, Too

I’ve fallen hard for the easy neighborhood vibe and colorful, vegetarian dishes at Westville in NYC. The reason is simple, which is a lot like their menu offerings.  Last time I dined at Westville there were 21 market vegetables offered on their daily board. Veggie sides like Curried Okra, Sauteed Kale wit...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Cooking Class Round-Up Has You Covered

This Cooking Class Round-Up Has You Covered

By Katy Morris Thanksgivukah is almost here! In a once in a life-time gastronomical marriage, Chanukah and Thanksgiving, two of the most celebrated holiday feasts, happen to fall on the same exact day this year. And unless you've been hiding from all of the hype in your cave, you know it has been dub...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

contributed by Katy Morris Celebrated Chef Kausik Roy, a culinary expert who has mastered the intricacies of authentic Indian cuisine and has been successfully satisfying the palates of East Village and CT diners for years, has opened the doors of his newest eatery in Fairfield County, Aladin Indian Bistro...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Indulging in Truffles, Creamy Pasta and Vino in Northern Italy

Indulging in Truffles, Creamy Pasta and Vino in Northern Italy

I had this image of myself romping through the Italian woods, slim jeans (always slimmer than the true pic)  tucked securely into knee high, waterproof boots, hugged by a warm sweater that I wouldn’t mind getting smeared with shmutz and the company of barking, highly trained dogs alerting our very own trif...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It’s Truffle Season, finalmente. Here’s What You Should Know

It’s Truffle Season, finalmente. Here’s What You Should Know

Contributed by Katy Morris Now that it's truffle season you may want to know what all the fuss is about. For sure, it's best to be educated before you consider finishing a dish with shavings of these precious nuggets. That's wine connoisseur David Lynch (above) checking out the goods before buying them ...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Veggie Tales at City Grit: The Experience

Veggie Tales at City Grit: The Experience

City Grit is not a restaurant and not an underground supper club. So, what is it? And how do you find out what’s cooking? And most importantly, how do you join the party?  City Grit is the brainchild of Sarah Simmons, a North Carolina native, recently named one of America’s Greatest New Cooks by Food an...