The 3rd annual Food Trucks in the Valley is now just 10 days away, so you better start getting ready. Scope out the 26 food trucks (full list later in this post) that will be there and figure out a good eating strategy. Wash it all down with some craft beer, specifically New Belgium who is one of the sponsors. Then, while you’re there, check out live music, a car show, artisan products, food samples from local restaurants, and lots more. Continue reading
Yes, we know you’re hungry now, but imagine how Chef Carol Koty feels. She’s the Kitchen Supervisor at The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut who first started as a part-time seasonal kitchen intern. You could say 27-year-old Koty has a P(ork)hD. That’s because she won the right to represent Connecticut in the Bacon World Championship. To get the honor to represent our state, Koty had to enter the #FoodChamp Challenge. Her winning dish was the (you ready?) Spicy Bacon and Corn Stuffing, prepared with grilled sweet corn, caramelized onions, garlic, jalapeno, crusty Italian bread, and (of course) hickory smoked bacon. Wouldn’t you love that recipe? Well, let’s just say that Chef Koty has given it to us and it’s at the end of this post!