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Readers Choice Awards – Wilton Survey 2020

Your opinion matters! Have a favorite restaurant, doctor, fitness club? Let people know and enter the Wilton Readers Choice survey! There are 100+ categories to choose from, but you only need to select TEN for your votes to count, and … as a thanks… you can enter in to a drawing to win dinner for… Read More

Readers Choice Awards – Bedford Survey 2020

Your opinion matters! Have a favorite restaurant, doctor, fitness club? Let people know and enter the Bedford Readers Choice survey! There are 100+ categories to choose from, but you only need to select TEN for your votes to count, and … as a thanks… you can enter in to a drawing to win dinner for… Read More

Round and Round- Meal on Wheels: nearly 25,000 dishes a year

Roll time back 47 years, and duck inside the basement of St. Mary School. It’s 1972, and there are three women, fueled with a $500 grant, preparing meals for those in need. Now roll forward to 2019 and a look at Meals on Wheels––a nonprofit that prepares and delivers food to community members in… Read More

A Rosé by Any Other Name…The creation and enjoyment of pink wine

Almost every year, our favorite pink drink, rosé, gets more attention than it did the year before. This wine sure is a delight to the palate, but how is rosé made? All pink wine is produced from the inclusion of at least some red grapes, and most importantly red grape skins. Even red grapes press… Read More

Crushing Your Wine Game – Tips from local oenophiles

As we move from the season of flip-flops and rosé into the months of sit-down dinner parties and back-to-back holidays, it’s time to get serious about wine. Guests deserve better than a clutter of indifferent wines—the whites languishing at room temperature, the half-empty reds dropped into the ice bath by distracted guests. To help you… Read More

Readers Choice Awards – Ridgefield Survey 2020

Your opinion matters! Have a favorite restaurant, doctor, fitness club? Let people know and enter the Ridgefield Readers Choice survey! There are 100+ categories to choose from, but you only need to select TEN for your votes to count, and … as a thanks… you can enter in to a drawing to win dinner for… Read More

Nectar of the Gods – Traveling far and wide for the best wines and olive oil

Jean-François Bizalion has been sourcing olive oil from France, Spain, and Italy for 15 years; it’s the cornerstone on which he and his wife, Helen, modeled their popular French café and market in bustling Great Barrington. “It brings a flavor to this area that is foreign,” says Bizalion, who hails from Arles, a city in… Read More

Foodways of the Past – Historic sites invite us into their kitchens to see what’s cooking

On an August morning in 1830, the sisters are in the orchards, picking early apples. They grow a variety called transparent that ripens weeks ahead of most. The younger girls dare each other to climb to the top of the ladder to reach the highest fruit in the tree. Afterwards, they sit together in the… Read More

Grandmother’s Recipe – Ooma Tesoro turns ten, but its marinara recipe goes way back

Michael Tesoro’s grandmother grew up in Brooklyn where her marinara sauce came to be known as the most delicious, simplest, and truest to the region of southern Italy from which she hailed. Among the myriad Italian grandmothers, it was agreed: Ooma Tesoro’s sauce was the best. The versatility of marinara—a simple sauce named for the… Read More

No Cooking Required – From North to South County, ready-made meals are good to go

If preparing delicious and healthful meals every night is getting to be too much, and pizza or Chinese take-out are becoming way too regular, Berkshire County offers two excellent and creative options. Molly Johnston, who runs Back to Basics in New Ashford, has branched out from her traditional catering services to offer meal delivery. Johnston… Read More

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