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Friday
Oct242014

"Future Chefs," A New Cookbook by Westport Author, Ramin Ganeshram

This is not a kid cookbook – well, of course it is, but it’s not the type of cookbook you’d expect from a bunch of kids. This is a book to be gifted, passed on and shared, especially among children and teenagers. It’s inspiring and thought-provoking. Future Chefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and the World is the brainchild of chef, food writer and author, Ramin Ganeshram.  Future Chefs is a remarkable collection of stories and recipes from extraordinary children world-wide. Some of the recipes are quite complex, others couldn’t be more simple, but the messages about the food and around the food are what inspires. 

We are introduced to a new generation of chefs, foodies and tastemakers and we see the ever changing world of food through their eyes. Today’s children are smart and savvy. They are aware of all that lies around them. Many of these children are keenly aware of health and nutrition, the importance of fresh, wholesome ingredients, supporting local businesses and farms and using organic ingredients. In Future Chefs you will meet all sorts of children from a wide array of socio-economic backgrounds – some are privileged, others are not, and many have remarkable stories to share. These children, are focused and determined. Collectively they have published recipes, have food blogs, have been invited to the White House as guests of Mrs. Obama, and have made appearances on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, NPR, and Chopped.

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Thursday
Oct232014

TRUCK Chef @ Westport Farmers' Market October 30th

Next Thursday, October 30th, at the Westport Farmers' Market, chef/owner of TRUCK restaurant, Nancy Roper, will be demonstrating their house coleslaw. Stop by and try a mini green chile cheeseburger topped with TRUCK coleslaw. 

TRUCK Coleslaw

1/2 head medium sized farmers' market white cabbage, thinly sliced
1/4 head medium sized farmers' market red cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon juice and zest
3 carrots shredded
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 cup parsley, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise (add more or less depending on house saucy you like your coleslaw)
freshly ground black pepper to taste
finish with Maldon salt
Gently mix all ingredients in a large bowl. 

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Wednesday
Oct222014

16 Fall Recipes from Our Local CT Chefs

Temperatures have started dipping and a fall chill is in the air!  CTBites has collected recipes from local chefs and popular restaurants that embody the seasonal harvest.  We've compiled some of our favorites below- and included three new fall inspired recipes.  Try Chef Frederic Kieffer's Acorn Squash Cappuccino Soup, Chef Matt Storch's Quince and Hazelnut Torte, and Cask Republic's Harvest Vegetable Medley.

  1. Autumn Harvest Apple Contorno, The Boathouse
  2. Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Chef Nicole
  3. Cider Braised Turkey Legs, le Farm
  4. Prosecco Apple Fizz, Sugar & Olives
  5. Baby Pumpkin, Bernard's
  6. Spiced Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin Seed Bark with Sea Salt, Katie Vitucci
  7. Homemade Apple Fashioned Cocktail, Luxe Wine Bar
  8. Pecan Pie, Leticia Schwartz
  9. Apple Tart, Tina Rupp

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Thursday
Oct092014

Halloween Recipes Kids & Adults Will Love, via Marcia Selden Catering

Halloween is around the corner, and in honor of this ghoulish holiday, Marcia Selden Caterers have created the perfect menu plan for your Halloween party. These dishes are both adult and kid-friendly, and are simple time-saving delicious meals that will leave you plenty of time for dress-up. This is the first in our series, and really... what defines the real joy of Halloween more perfectly than eatable severed body parts? 

Enjoy receipes for: Bloody Brains (Dumplings with Sesame Chili Oil); Bat Sh*t Crazy Wings- Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings; Bloody Fingers in a Blanket; Devil on Horseback (Bacon Wrapped shrimp Skewers with Blue Cheese Dip); & Worms in Dirt- Hijiki Salad. 

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Tuesday
Sep232014

Kawa Ni's Chef Jeff Taibe's Recipe for Szechuan Stewed Beans

Jeff Taibe is currently the executive chef of Kawa-Ni in Westport bringing Izakaya style Japanese to CT. Chef Jeff's creative, simple and seasonal cooking style is his hallmark as seen in Kawa Ni's menu. Taibe will be at The Westport Farmers' Market Thursday, September 25th, 10:15 AM demo-ing and serving up a Kawa Ni favorite (well, one of my favorites), Szechuan Stewed Beans. 

If you can't make it to the market to watch Jeff in action, please enjoy his recipe for the incredibly delicious, Szechuan Stewed Beans below. 

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Thursday
Aug142014

Chef Ian Kokkeler of Barcelona/Fairfield is Guest Chef @ Westport Farmers' Market Aug. 21

Chef Ian Kokkeler from Barcelona/Fairfield will be the guest chef at The Westport Farmers' Market on August 21st. He will be preparing and demo-ing two great summer recipes: Cucumber Carpaccio & Sweet Pickle Melon. Be there at 10:15! 

Kokkeler hails from Austin, where he spent the last several years as executive chef as some of that city’s most well known restaurants including UchiCongress and the W Hotel in Austin. 

CUCUMBER CARPACCIO (serves five people)

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Friday
Aug082014

Le Farm's Chef Arik Bensimon is Guest Chef @ Westport Farmers' Market Aug. 14

Chef Arik Bensimon of Le Farm wil be the guest chef at The Westport Farmers' Market on August 14th. Chef Arik will be be demo-ing and serving up his Scallop Crudo with Buttermilk, Yuzu, Beets, Cucumber & Peanuts.

Scallop Crudo recipe can be found below.

Chef Bensimon began his career at the age of 11 in his family’s restaurant in NYC. After culinary school he worked at renown restaurants such as Le Cirque, Picholine and La Panetiere. In 2009 Arik came to Connecticut as the executive chef of Napa & Co., then opened The Spread in Sono, and in 2013, he joined the team of LeFarm as Chef de Cuisine.  

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Beach Party Recipes: Quinoa Tabouli, Jerk Chicken, & Peachy Beet & Tomato Salad

August, some would say, is the best month of summer. By August you’ve finally, gotten into your summer “groove”, and with produce at its best, why not have a beach party?  No, not the Annette Funicello kind, but the cool, laid back, great food and drink kind.  

Simply pack up some cute disposable plates, napkins and silverware, and you’ll  be good to go!  Friends want to bring something?  Let them take care of drinks and dessert! Here’s Marcia Selden Catering’s ultimate beach party menu…

Try out these simple receipes for: Quinoa Tabouleh, “Peachy” Red Beet and Tomato Salad, & Jerk Chicken Skewers. Party menu ... done and done!

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Monday
Jul282014

Pat Pascarella of Bar Sugo @ The Westport Farmers' Market July 31

Pat Pascarella of Bar Sugo in Norwalk will be the Guest Chef @ The Westport Farmers' Market Thursday, July 31st. Pat started his career at Bella Luna in Stamford CT and entered The French Culinary Institute at the age of 18. He worked at L’Impero, ESCA, and Union Pacific, all in NYC. Chef Pascarella opened Bar Sugo in fall 2012 and continues to offer some of the best Italian fare in Fairfield County. 

Pat will be demo-ing and serving Burrata with Mortadella, Plums, Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Peppers @ 10:15AM. Can't make it to the market? You can find this delicious recipe below. 

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Monday
Jul212014

3 Summer Ceviche Recipes via Marcia Selden Catering

There are few things more refreshing on a hot summer’s day or night than the delicious flavor of a freshly made ceviche.  This elegant dish is surprisingly easy to make and the varieties are endless.  The incredible marinade from Marcia Selden Catering makes all the difference between a meh and a wow ceviche!  

The best part?  Ceviche doesn’t need to be cooked in the oven, which keeps the kitchen nice and cool. It should be made in advance, which means you aren’t stuck in the kitchen all day! Read on for ultimate ceviche variations using one killer marinade.

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