My friend Julie and I were delighted to attend the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival this Saturday. By four o’clock, we were both in food-coma heaven after sampling the most delicious of what New Haven, Fairfield, and Westchester County restaurants had to offer. Here are some of the highlights from our day: BEST BITES Noma… Continue reading AltCtrl’s Best of the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2015
Healthy Football Snacks?
Yes, it’s possible to eat healthy snacks while watching football. I busted some out the other day for the Giants/Cowboys game and was pretty much the only one eating them. My goal was to have appetizing finger foods without sugar or dairy. As you can see, I ended up with a colorful selection… Almonds Raw… Continue reading Healthy Football Snacks?
Fed Up, Food & Behavior, and the Great Sugar Conspiracy
What would you think if the United States government colluded with the tobacco industry to encourage the sale of cigarettes? Or if Michelle Obama got behind the podium and told Americans that it was okay to drink as much booze as they wanted, as long as they drank a bottle of water at the end… Continue reading Fed Up, Food & Behavior, and the Great Sugar Conspiracy
Spreading Good Vibes with the Terrapin Foundation Food Drive
2015’s Gathering of the Vibes will mark the 11th time in its 20-year history that the festival’s been held in Bridgeport — and the seventeenth year that the Terrapin Foundation will hold its annual food drive at the event. Since 1999, the Bridgeport-based non-profit has collected almost 48,000 pounds of food to benefit the local… Continue reading Spreading Good Vibes with the Terrapin Foundation Food Drive
SomruS and Thali: Delicious Food and Drinks
Earlier this week, Alternative Control was invited to Thali in New Haven to try SomruS, a recently launched Indian liqueur. SomruS is truly an international product — dreamed up by a Chicago-based company, made with Caribbean rum, and bottled in Wisconsin, SomruS is the first cream liqueur to represent the flavors of India. And… Continue reading SomruS and Thali: Delicious Food and Drinks
The Only Thing Better Than Free Bacon…
What’s the only thing better than all the free bacon at Bacon Fest?? Getting into the show for free, too! One lucky metalhead will win two Bacon Fest tickets courtesy of Lyra and Alternative Control, a free beer from show organizer Eric Iocca (possibly with a hug), AND an AltCtrl prize pack. This includes a free… Continue reading The Only Thing Better Than Free Bacon…
The Perfect Tomato Sauce
By Pixie For oh, maybe 20 years, I have been seeking the perfect restaurant red sauce. I’m Welsh and Irish; I married a Sicilian/Irish dude. He likes my cooking in general… but I want to do better, always. Enter: The Cooking Channel. (Sidenote: There is actually a reference to me watching cooking shows to calm… Continue reading The Perfect Tomato Sauce