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NUTRITION: Turmeric should take root in our diets

By LeeAnn Weintraub Special to Digital First Media|

THE BREWHOLDER: Karamoor Estate teams up with Goose Island for farmhouse style beer

Collaboration brews — when 2 or more breweries work together to brew a single beer — have become more and more common over the past decade. What is less common is when a winery and a brewery come together to create a beer; but that is e...

By Matt Brasch For Digital First Media|


  • Christmas

    Photos: Living Nativity at Sacred Heart Church, Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT >> Sacred Heart Church presented its annual living Nativity Wednesday evening ― inside the church building, so participants and guests were not exposed to the frigid temperatures outside. The Blades family ― Eric, Megan and Penelope― portrayed the family whose story changed the course of history two millennia ago.

    Digital First Media Staff|

  • Food

    ’Tis the season for bubbly drinks

    This holiday season, wow guests with festive, bubbly drinks that are sure to please. Whether you’re hosting brunch, cocktails or dinner, local experts have you covered, starting with a Champagne Mojito.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Two holiday hot toddies to enjoy

    Sip on these on a cold winter’s night.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Spirituality

    FAITH: Reflections on the Season of Waiting

    What are you waiting for? How many times are we asked this question at this time of year? What are you waiting for? Cookies to be baked? Candles to be lit? Gifts to be wrapped? Cards to be sent?


  • Food

    FOOD: Go ape for monkey bread

    Editor’s note: Scroll down for the classic brioche, caramel drizzle glaze and Monkey Dunkey Bread recipes.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    In her latest PBS special, Lidia Bastianich explores the lives of American veterans

    In her latest one-hour PBS special, Chef Lidia Bastianich demonstrates that it doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day to honor members of the American armed services — any holiday will do.

    By Dutch Godshalk @dutchgodshalk on Twitter|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Want to make a Christmas Puff? This recipe will help

    Yes, I do realize the both puff pastries and eclairs are one and the same, but many differentiate them by how they are ultimately formed and baked. That is why I am giving you a foolproof recipe that can be used for the classic eclairs as we know them and a special Christmas Puff to enjoy while family and friends can be there to see you gloat over a perfectly soft and crispy treat. Merry Christmas everyone.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Nothing says the holidays like ugly sweaters

    Outside a tiny storefront on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, Calif., Chealy Jean is picking through a few rolling racks of holiday sweaters for something “retro funky” to wear to a work party.

    By Sandra Barrera Southern California News Group|

  • Food

    Frozen! Chefs’ freezers ... revealed

    This holiday season, save yourself some hassle and put your freezer to work. Need inspiration? Area chefs share a glimpse inside their iceboxes.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: A cheesecake pie full of holiday flavors

    Yes, I have taken a shortcut here with the use of prepared whipped topping. Does anyone object to spending less time in the kitchen and more time with family during Christmas? I agree!

    By Jim Bailey|

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