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...

Heirloom Apples: An American Tradition

“As American as apple pie,” or so the saying goes. But just how American is the apple? Very. For as the United States is a melting pot of races and et...

Rethinking Chicken

“Tastes like chicken” is a punch line, because chicken, as we know it today, doesn’t taste like much at all. We slather it in barbeque sauce, we crisp...

Market Day at Barberry Hill Farm

Goddard, who turned 60 this year, is tall and lean, his skin rough and wrinkled from years in the field. He’s wearing a thick, collared shirt tucked i...

Get Inspired: Our Local Foodways

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