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  • A Taste for Adventure

     The Flying Monkey’s menu and vibe draws a growing clientele By Cara McDonough / Photography by Todd Fairchild They’ve got a saying at The Flying Monkey. “Let your monkey fly,” recites Junior Baez, owner of the Newington restaurant. “Just be yourself. Here, we are big believers in everyone being treated...

    September 18, 2020 / Delicious
  • Making Beautiful Music Together

    “The Singing Chef” and his husband are living their dreams By Makayla Silva Photography by Todd Fairchild Achieving culinary prowess is a labor of love requiring both talent and devotion. Perhaps the same can be said of show business. Dedication and passion are usually the ingredients for success, whether you...

    February 26, 2020 / Delicious
  • Made with Love

    At AMOR, food is more than a business –  it’s a passion    Written by Makayla Silva / Photograhy by TODD FAIRCHILD   Gabriella da Silva-Taylor and her wife Mal launched their Hartford-based catering company – serving gourmet, plant-based food rooted in all things vegetable – in the name of...

    September 10, 2019 / Delicious
  • The Joy of Eating

    Don’t Be Afraid To Unleash Your Inner Cook Written and Photographed by Sarah Aldrich   It was the food critic and writer Michael Pollan who wrote, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” This was his ultimate approach to eating healthfully and well. Each element of the sentence describes a crucial...

    May 27, 2019 / Delicious
  • The Enduring Artistry of ZINC

    The New Haven restaurant’s chef brings an artist’s touch to the menu By Todd Lyon Chef Denise Appel is an artist. The fact that she is an artful chef is obvious; her exhilarating, ever-changing, always-original menu is the heartbeat of ZINC, the downtown New Haven eatery that turns 20 this...

    February 23, 2019 / Delicious