The Sweet History of Connecticut Pork

Pork was a treat that early American families would look forward to all year. On a cool, fall day of a good year in colonial Connecticut, when the rye...

The Role and Responsibility of Local Livestock Farming

As a nation and as a planet, our consumption of animal protein has increased markedly over the past century. We have developed a great hunger for chea...

My City Kitchen

The process of cooking and preparing meals is a skill often passed down from parents to children, but what started in Chef Kashia Diaz-Cave’s kitchen ...

Alphabet Academy: Teaching the ABCs of Healthy Eating

Anyone who has raised a small child – or was once one themselves – knows that most children are notoriously picky about what sorts of foods they’re wi...

The Slow History of Hasty Pudding

The first Connecticut colonists found corn-based dishes practically inedible. The niece of Governor John Winthrop wrote to him from Stamford in 1649, ...

The Eric Sloane Museum Reproduces an Historical Apple Orchard

In northwestern Connecticut, a small museum stands next to a newly established heirloom apple orchard, full of nascent trees that are historical giant...

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