| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Oct 9, 2013
If you asked me to guess which metro area in Connecticut had the smallest percentage of obese residents, I would not pick Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk.
My vote would go to Greenwich-Westport-Darien, where the women are mostly teeth and cheekbones, and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Some have suggested that there are two types of dessert-minded people — pie people and cake people. Pie is rustic and of the common folk, the thinking goes. Pie is a frugal way of making the most of some baking scraps and leftover fruit. Pie is soft...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:27 PM
MILFORD — It's been a stressful year for anyone who entered the town's Parsons Government Center Thursday and followed handmade signs to the "intake center" seeking relief payments for storm Sandy.
More exactly, it's been a stressful 360 days, the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
STOWE, Vt. — The secret to happiness is perspective, and that's particularly true when skiing.
For instance, should you be intimately familiar with the mighty mountains of the American West, East Coast skiing might seem tame, if not short, icy and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Florida State, the country’s top-ranked team, placed a league-high 17 players on All-ACC teams.
Quarterback Jameis Winston headlines a group of seven Seminoles that were named to the first team:
--QB Jameis Winston
--RB Devonta Freeman
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Roger Bart was born in Norwalk, Conn., on this date in 1962. This birthday guy won a Tony award for his portrayal of Snoopy in the Broadway production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," but he may be more widely known for his...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The chef's last name is familiar. Oak & Almond's executive chef Jeff Taibe is, indeed, the brother of Bill Taibe of The Whelk and Le Farm. Let's just get that out of the way. They are both chefs. They share an attractive, family resemblance (they have...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Despite Chicago's recent crisis of gang-related street murders, the Roseland Community Hospital in a tough south-side neighborhood is on the verge of closing because of finances, and community groups have been energetically campaigning to keep it open....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Strained budgets have struck statehouses from Trenton to Sacramento, and most recently, here in Hartford. As policymakers look for short-term ways to plug budget gaps, they're raiding funds intended for long-term investments in clean energy.