And that, sir, is no Chicken Milanese.

It was not really Chicken Milanese. Then again, I didn’t expect it to be. Nor did I expect it to be a “mindful choice,” as the menu suggested. A mindful choice would have been to go home and make oatmeal for dinner. But it was late, there was traffic, and I was hungry. So I […]

Food for Thought Friday: Shoofly Pie

Some vacation time last week found me in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. While I grew up in Connecticut, both my mother and father were raised in Bethlehem, and we spent a lot of time there when I was a kid. So much so, no map was necessary for this trip; I navigated our journey across four states, […]

Food for Thought Friday: Sambal Oelek

I’d seen it before, the mouth-watering little container of chili sauce — in Chinatown last year — but never had the distinct pleasure. Until recently. It was a Sunday afternoon and we’d just had some amazing New Haven-style pizza at Modern Apizza on State Street. Up the road a few blocks, we wandered into the […]