food http://wnpr.org en Hungry for Variety? Hartford Has a Taste http://wnpr.org/post/hungry-variety-hartford-has-taste <p>Food lovers have a chance to savor unique culinary dishes from over 30 restaurants in the capital city as the annual Taste of Hartford continues.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:09 +0000 Katherine Peikes 25861 at http://wnpr.org Hungry for Variety? Hartford Has a Taste The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches http://wnpr.org/post/rage-crazy-good-b-nh-m-sandwiches <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bánh&nbsp;</em><em>mì</em>…<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the name might be new to you, but we hope you'll try <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/outrageously-good-homemade-banh-mi-sandwiches/">the sandwich that is the rage coast to coast</a>. It has amazing, explosive flavor, the kind you want again and again. It sounds weird, we know, and you might think, how good can this be?</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:36:55 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25766 at http://wnpr.org The Rage: Crazy-Good Bánh Mì Sandwiches Eating 69 Hot Dogs in Ten Minutes is a Piece of Cake http://wnpr.org/post/eating-69-hot-dogs-ten-minutes-piece-cake <p>Competitive eating has grown far beyond the popular event at local fairs where winners won blue ribbons for eating the most pies.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, it's a global sport with its own league, dedicated fans, and professional competitors who train to eat more food than seems humanly possible.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://majorleagueeating.com/about.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Major League Eating</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the sports governing body, is largely responsible for the change. Public relations executives Richard and George Shea professionalized the sport, attracting larger crowds every year for more than a decade. This July 4, &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nathansfamous.com/">Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championships,</a> the Olympics of competitive eating, drew 40,000 fans to the Coney Island contest. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:11:02 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 25385 at http://wnpr.org Eating 69 Hot Dogs in Ten Minutes is a Piece of Cake Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches http://wnpr.org/post/prosciutto-wrapped-shrimp-basil-and-grilled-peaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every shrimp gets a leaf of fresh basil and together they're wrapped in a slice of prosciutto and grilled; the outside gets crispy, and the shrimp is succulent. The flavor trio of basil against sweet shrimp and salty prosciutto is fantastic. Sprinkle a little sugar on fresh peach halves before grilling and you get caramelized beauties to go with your </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/best-kebabs-prosciotto-wrapped-shrimp-fresh-basil-peaches/" style="line-height: 1.5;">prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and basil</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We adore this dish, it's so easy, and you can prep it before your guests arrive. No grill? No worries! The whole thing can be done in a cast-iron skillet indoors.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 25327 at http://wnpr.org Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Basil and Grilled Peaches Hartford Delivers Summer Meals to Kids in Libraries http://wnpr.org/post/hartford-delivers-summer-meals-kids-libraries <p>All children look forward to summer vacation, but when they're not in class, some of these kids also miss out on free meals and snacks. To feed more children, Hartford Public Schools has expanded its summer food program to libraries.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:58:00 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 25143 at http://wnpr.org Hartford Delivers Summer Meals to Kids in Libraries Emojis Make The Nose :) http://wnpr.org/post/emojis-make-nose <p></p><p>It's time for our cultural roundtable, The Nose! Insert smiling cat face with heart-shaped eyes. With 250 new emoji coming to a phone near you, we think it's time to give these tiny additions to our written language a face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye. Don't go all Hear No Evil Monkey on us! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 25049 at http://wnpr.org Emojis Make The Nose :) Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-salmon-magic-peach-jalape-o-salsa <p>On this fresh edition of The Food Schmooze:&nbsp;<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/ariston-olive-oil-chocolate-pizza-flavors/">Ariston's Pizza-Flavored Olive Oil</a>, and how farmers' markets are booming right now, including the full-service North End weekly market in Hartford. Cook <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/microwave-corn-cob/">corn on the cob in your microwave</a>, and don't miss a recipe for mouth-watering, <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chocolate-mousse-pie/">no-bake chocolate mousse pie</a>. Make your salmon fantastic with a simple recipe for fresh<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salmon-peach-salsa/"> peach-jalapeño salsa</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:08:24 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24976 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Salmon Is Magic with Peach-Jalapeño Salsa Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves http://wnpr.org/post/raw-milk-producers-aim-regulate-themselves A growing number of Americans are buying raw milk. That's milk that has not been pasteurized to kill bacteria.<p>As we've reported, the legal treatment of raw milk varies state by state. In some places like California, it's sold in stores. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:17:00 +0000 editor 24830 at http://wnpr.org Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake http://wnpr.org/post/no-kidding-worlds-best-strawberry-shortcake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chill with a brandy-laced </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/alexs-sangria/" style="line-height: 1.5;">sangria by Alex Province</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and while you're sipping, try our lip-smacking </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/buffalo-chicken-burgers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burgers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, juicy from buffalo-style wing sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24576 at http://wnpr.org No Kidding: World's Best Strawberry Shortcake The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings http://wnpr.org/post/world-cup-potato-salads-plus-awesome-grilled-lemon-garlic-wings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Check out our collection of world class potato salad recipes. Since we love brown butter everything, we discovered that it's phenomenal as a </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/brown-butter-potato-salad-lemon-capers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> base, especially mixed with snappy fresh lemon juice and capers. And then Chris </span>Prosperi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> created a crispy </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/chorizo-sausage-potato-salad/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chorizo potato salad</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which we could not stop eating, although we did pause to delight in Alex Province's favorite buttermilk, </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/potato-salad-radishes-crispy-bacon/" style="line-height: 1.5;">wine and radish creation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">inspired by Ina </span>Garten<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:57:23 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24184 at http://wnpr.org The World Cup of Potato Salads Plus Awesome Grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings 'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much http://wnpr.org/post/natural-food-sounds-good-doesnt-mean-much Some people have had it with "natural" food.<p>For fifteen years, <a href="http://consumersunion.org/experts/urvashi-rangan/">Urvashi Rangan</a>, director of consumer safety and sustainability for Consumer Reports, has been pointing out that "natural" is just about the most misleading label that you'll ever see on a food package. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:49:00 +0000 Dan Charles 24210 at http://wnpr.org 'Natural' Food Sounds Good But Doesn't Mean Much An 11-Year-Old Wants to Open a Restaurant http://wnpr.org/post/11-year-old-wants-open-restaurant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is a story about a little girl named Chelsea Wheeler, who lives in rural Oxford, the kind of small town that used to have a post office barber shop in one room. It's also the kind of town where citizens contributed at Town Hall to a giving tree set up in the Wheeler family name.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:06:56 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23919 at http://wnpr.org An 11-Year-Old Wants to Open a Restaurant Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Paleo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:01:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23821 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking From Elana's Pantry Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style http://wnpr.org/post/best-hot-lobster-roll-and-grilled-veggies-italian-style <p>Mix fresh tomatoes with a touch of butter and you have a dreamy summer pasta… grilled vegetables Italian-style require only some herbs and olive oil to make them special… Lobster Landing in Clinton, Ct., is making, arguably, the best hot lobster roll in Connecticut, and they'll serve it on a gluten-free roll if you need one. Barrel-aged cocktails at <a href="http://ordinarynewhaven.com/">Ordinary's in New Haven</a>, to go with your BBQ. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:04:07 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 23337 at http://wnpr.org Best Hot Lobster Roll and Grilled Veggies, Italian Style The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space http://wnpr.org/post/salad-frontier-why-astronauts-need-grow-lettuce-space Have you ever craved a salad, I mean <em>really</em> craved a salad because you've been eating a lot of freeze-dried meat and beans?<p>Astronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That's why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:04:00 +0000 editor 23366 at http://wnpr.org The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off http://wnpr.org/post/secrets-sugar-lower-alcohol-wines-are-taking Big, bold wines have their fans. But with the arrival of summer, make room for a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines.<p>"Low-alcohol wines are super hot right now," says wine writer <a href="http://katherinecole.com/">Katherine Cole</a>.<p>There's Txakoli, or Txakolina, wines from the Basque region of Spain, Rieslings from Germany and New York state, and Vinho Verde from Portugal, to name a few.<p>These wines typically hover in the 9 percent to 11 percent alcohol range. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 editor 23093 at http://wnpr.org The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House http://wnpr.org/post/you-can-be-king-cocktails-your-house-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“</span>mixologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22973 at http://wnpr.org You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House Connecticut Is the Land of Plenty, for Some http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-land-plenty-some <p>If you're like me, you'll have a lot of thoughts about food today but they won't be about how to get some. It will be about what you want for lunch and what you feel like having for dinner.</p><p>You might have an argument with yourself about whether you can afford to eat a snack or dessert, but to you the word "afford" has to do with your weight and your waistline.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:16:38 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 22971 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Is the Land of Plenty, for Some Grilled Bread Toppers http://wnpr.org/post/grilled-bread-toppers <p>On this fresh edition:<a href="http://foodschmooze.org/grilled-bread-toppers/"> Grilled bread with sensational toppings</a> is our fast, easy, fantastic snack or meal. Check out our recipes along with one for <a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/grilled-salad-mini-pizzas/">real grilled pizza covered in salad and prosciutto</a>&nbsp;(from <em>Fresh from the Farm</em>).</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22575 at http://wnpr.org Grilled Bread Toppers Why Diets Fail http://wnpr.org/post/why-diets-fail-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many have blamed sugar for dieting failures, but this new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Why Diets Fail</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is the first one backed by current research from the food addiction lab at Princeton University, and it zeroes in on how dieters can get through the make-or-break withdrawal period.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22391 at http://wnpr.org Why Diets Fail Why Chipotle Is Accused Of Contributing To A Culture Of Invisibility http://wnpr.org/post/why-chipotle-accused-contributing-culture-invisibility You can find all the Mexican-ish food that your stomach desires at Chipotle. Sat, 24 May 2014 18:12:58 +0000 Kat Chow 22467 at http://wnpr.org Why Chipotle Is Accused Of Contributing To A Culture Of Invisibility The Nose is Wary of Marrying Harry http://wnpr.org/post/nose-wary-marrying-harry <p></p><p>Can the culture of one nation ever understand that of another? Critics say Fox's newest reality show in which 12 witless contestants believe their in a fight to the near death for the attention of England's Prince Harry. "I Wanna Marry Harry" is said to<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/05/20/i-wanna-marry-harry-cruel-prank-disguised-as-a-really-embarrassing-reality-show/" target="_blank"> represent a new low in reality television</a>.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:21:04 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 22401 at http://wnpr.org The Nose is Wary of Marrying Harry New England Diner Breakfast Specials http://wnpr.org/post/new-england-diner-breakfast-specials <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The grill is out, so joy is here. Try our recommended </span><a href="http://foodschmooze.org/recipe/faiths-go-to-grilled-chicken-chive-burger/" style="line-height: 1.5;">chicken burger studded with chives</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Or surprise your friends with a new kind of salad—grilled romaine slathered in olive oil to produce a char.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:00:48 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 22168 at http://wnpr.org New England Diner Breakfast Specials Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools http://wnpr.org/post/lawmakers-seek-delay-healthy-lunch-rules-schools How hard can it be for school cafeterias to swap white bread for whole-grain tortillas, cut sodium, and nudge kids to put more fruit and vegetables on their trays?<p>Tougher than you might imagine, according to some schools.<p>From the <a href="http://journaltimes.com/news/local/waterford-school-districts-drop-federal-lunch-program/article_a67dcee0-b348-11e3-9b4e-0019bb2963f4.html">Waterford school district</a> in Wisconsin to the <a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Lunch-fails-many-students-4230626.php">Voorheesville school district</a> in New York to <a href="http://chicago.cbsl Wed, 21 May 2014 12:29:00 +0000 editor 22198 at http://wnpr.org Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools Tweeting Over Spilled (Chocolate) Milk http://wnpr.org/post/tweeting-over-spilled-chocolate-milk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor&nbsp;</span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Malloy's office released a statement today with an eye-catching title:</span></p><p>STATEMENT FROM GOV. MALLOY'S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ANDREW DOBA ON CHOCOLATE MILK&nbsp;</p><p>In case you missed it, a provision was put into a bill with "minor revisions" that would ban chocolate milk in schools.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:21:33 +0000 Tucker Ives 21970 at http://wnpr.org Tweeting Over Spilled (Chocolate) Milk You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House http://wnpr.org/post/you-can-be-king-cocktails-your-house <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> If you think only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“</span>mixologists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">”</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can create good cocktails, think again, my friend. I have always believed that any of us can make a deeply satisfying drink, with or without alcohol. In fact, I'm living proof that it can be done.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 21799 at http://wnpr.org You Can Be the King of Cocktails at Your House Easy Thai Summer Rolls http://wnpr.org/post/easy-thai-summer-rolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> Years ago in Southern California, at ocean-side Montage Resort, I ordered the same thing for six lunches in a row—Thai Summer Roll with dipping sauce. It was a knock–out, and now we can tell you how to make delicious ones at home. We can tell you how thanks to a respected chef, Gale Gand, author of <em>Lunch!</em> As Gale told us, she learned from a Thai woman who was making them as fast as she could manage for thousands of hungry fans at the Lolllapalooza Music Festival.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 21381 at http://wnpr.org Easy Thai Summer Rolls Under a New Composting Law, Companies Flock to Southington http://wnpr.org/post/under-new-composting-law-companies-flock-southington <p>A law that went into effect in January <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/how-compost-pile-danbury-about-get-richer">requires certain businesses to recycle their food waste</a>. So far, two companies have emerged with high-tech composting plans to help process that waste and they both want to do it in the same town: Southington.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Patrick Skahill 21332 at http://wnpr.org Under a New Composting Law, Companies Flock to Southington Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Vermouth http://wnpr.org/post/chicken-40-cloves-garlic-and-vermouth <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>Who knows where this started—throwing enormous amounts of garlic at chicken… a garlic festival in California? The French countryside? On a farm with more garlic than anyone knew what do with? The point is that we have someone to thank for creating one of the simplest, most delicious dishes, featuring garlic that becomes sweet and nutty from time spent in the oven, as well as juicy from bathing in those divine chicken juices.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20918 at http://wnpr.org Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Vermouth Why Diets Fail http://wnpr.org/post/why-diets-fail <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many have blamed sugar for dieting failures, but this new book, <em>Why Diets Fail</em>, is the first one backed by current research from the food addiction lab at Princeton University, and it zeroes in on how dieters can get through the make-or-break withdrawal period.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:10:44 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20985 at http://wnpr.org Why Diets Fail