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Close-up photograph of heart-shaped salted caramel chocolates at BE Chocolat, an atelier in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
Master chocolatier Benoit Racquet describes what makes Belgian chocolate special and Ramin Ganeshram explains the (dark) history of chocolate. Plus, ethically sourced chocolate bars you can feel good about buying.

Seasoned Recipes
The bones in the short ribs add great flavor to this dish; however, you could also make it with big chunks of beef chuck.
This tart is adapted from Erin French’s cookbook The Lost Kitchen and it’s the most luxurious chocolate dessert I’ve ever made.
One night when I was a kid at sleepaway camp, our counselor told us she couldn’t wait to go to sleep so she could wake up and eat breakfast.

Who’s serving some of the best and most unique breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the state? Find out on Restaurant Road Trip!

Connecticut Garden Journal is a weekly program hosted by horticulturalist Charlie Nardozzi.

All Things We're Cooking from NPR - Your family recipes and the stories behind them
Left: A family photo of Lily Liu and her father, Tai. Right: A plate full of scallion pancakes held by Lily's niece.
Lily Liu
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A daughter recalls her immigrant parents and her father standing by the stove making scallion pancakes on Sunday mornings. Her siblings now make the pancakes for their children.

Hosted by award-winning food journalist Francis Lam, The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.
  • 798: On the Road – Orange County, CA with Gustavo Arellano, Daniel & Brenda Castillo, Kenneth Nguyen & Patricia Huang
    This week, we’re bringing you a show we recorded with LAist in Orange County, CA, one of the richest food scenes in the US. We talk to award-winning journalist Gustavo Arellano about the evolution of OC’s culinary scene, the immigrant influences, and how its diverse foodways continue to be embraced by the different generations. Gustavo is the Los Angeles Times columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and his latest, A People’s Guide to Orange County; then, Chefs Brenda and Daniel Castillo of Heritage Barbecue join the stage to talk about making Texas barbecue in CA and making it their own and then, Kenneth Nguyen, host of The Vietnamese Podcast and Patricia Huang, former general manager of the famous Asian 626 Night Market, talk about Orange County's Asian street food culture. Broadcast dates for this episode:February 23, 2024 (originally aired)Donate to The Splendid Table today and we will show our appreciation with a special thank-you gift.
  • 775: Home Cooking with Gavin Kaysen
    This week, we talk about home cooking with Minneapolis chef Gavin Kaysen. He tells us how he finds a balance between cooking at home and cooking at a restaurant and writing his latest cookbook, aptly titled, At Home. He shares tips for making the cooking process less stressful and how to think about it as an enjoyment versus a task. He leaves us with one of his family's favorite recipes: Spatchcock Chicken with North African Spices, Sweet Potato Hash, and Broccolini. Plus, he sticks around to answer your cooking questions. Broadcast dates for this episode:February 17, 2023 (originally aired)February 2016, (rebroadcast)


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