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A History Of CT Food

A husband and wife from Hamden who are both Professors of English at the University of Bridgeport have just written a book about the history of food in Connecticut. It’s called “A History of Connecticut Food.” Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki say one of the gems developed in the state is the “steamed cheeseburger.” Read more…

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It’s All Opa! To Me

Did someone mention Greek food? Well, if you go to the annual Odyssey Festival at Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange, Connecticut, it’s all about that Mediterranean fare. Let’s start with the pastries, life is short right? Heading up the baking team is pastry chairman, Helen Wachter, whom you’ll see in the video below. Read more…

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Double D Diner Masked Crusader

Rich DiGirolamo is anonymously changing the lives of people he doesn’t even know. This happy go-lucky guy who runs around in a beanie cap with a whirlybird on top is doing a lot of good in the world, it’s what drives him. By day, DiGirolamo of Wolcott, Connecticut has a business motivating people and companies Read more…

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Paula~Mom Extraordinaire and Lifestyle Editor

To me Paula Modarelli Cocozza of Fairfield, Connecticut is a grownup Gidget, as in the 1960’s show starring actress Sally Field. Something was always going on in Gidget’s life, she was vibrant and fun and had oodles of positive energy, just like Paula. One thing Paula has that Gidget didn’t, a wonderful infectious laugh. You Read more…

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Fast Food, New England Style

Want fast food in really cozy surroundings at a good price made in New England? It’s all here at The New England Emporium Eatery & Marketplace. That’s a mouthful of a name alright, but truly descriptive. Some of the foods you can order here to eat are from family recipes, can you believe that? Such Read more…

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Six Generations of Jones’ Have Kept The Farm Running

Think about it. Six generations of Jones have tended to this beautiful acreage in Shelton, Connecticut. Much of the state knows the Jones Family Farms as a place to grab your pumpkins for Halloween, or strawberries and blueberries and to cut your own Christmas tree. The x-mas tree biz started out as a 4-H project Read more…

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There’s Nothing Like a Diner

What is it about a diner that just feels so comfy? Especially if it’s a vintage diner. It’s that whole booth thing I think, you feel sheltered, couple that with a steaming hot mug of coffee and, well it makes you slink back and say ahhhhhhh. A diner is a meeting place, has been for Read more…

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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

This is not what many of you in Connecticut remember as the Bee and Thistle Inn, it’s got a whole new look and a spa too and it is a WOW. Linnea and David Rufo have poured their heart and soul into this beautiful Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut and it is amazing. It’s the Read more…

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