Reheated: Book Signings & CT Holiday Strolls [wknd edition]

Amy Kundrat

Reheated is a twice-weekly round-up of bite-sized food news in Connecticut and beyond. 

In Connecticut...

After days of "are they or aren't they?" BSF in Darien is finally open! Our take.

Westporters, author Ramin Ganeshram and photographer Jean-Paul Vellotti will sign copies of their cookbook-travelogue Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad & Tobago tomorrow night, December 4 at Milford's Barnes & Noble. Via

Don't miss New Canaan's Holiday Stroll starts tonight, Dec. 3 & 4. Info

Ridgefield's Holiday Stroll weekend begins tonight. Info

A book signing & reception with Dorie Greenspan at Kitchens by Deane in Stamford, 1267 East Main St. on Tuesday Dec. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, hosted by CTC&G. Donations to Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County are welcome. RSVP to

116 Crown is bringing back civility. They will be celebrating the martini Thursdays this month. You'll know where to find me. Info 

...and beyond.

Looking to deep fry your Chanukah? Check out these friend recipes from Via Eatocracy.

The Senate passed a sweeping Food Safety Bill this week, but a snag may mean another vote. Via MSNBC.

Eater's Holiday Advent calendar kicked-off with a Minikit Sferificación Kit created by Ferran Adrià.  Dear friend and family, please take note. Via

Starbucks has their own take, with 12 daily deals. Via StamfordontheCheap

My favorite chef is not a real person. Ruth Bourdain is the culinary mash-up of Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl. And now, dear Ruthie B. has a column. Via

Is hypoallergenic wine for real? Via

A 12 oz roll of sausage just doesn't cut it.  One peeved Jimmy Dean sausage customer shares this lament. Is it wrong that I sympathize with his 4 oz loss?  Via