Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies at 75

Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine, dies at 75

Master the easy art of cooking dried beans from scratch

The best way to make beans? Start with dried beans.

Vitamix cookbook blends modern tastes with classic reliability

When you speak to Jodi Berg, you find yourself hoping she’ll channel a little bit of Dan Aykroyd.

Essex chocolate truffle champs ready to take on world

The old adage “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” couldn’t be truer than it is for Sherri Athay. After winning the Americas competition in three categories for her patent-pending chocolate truffle shots, the Essex chocolatier was named world finalist going...





The Colman Street mystery: Case closed

In August I wrote about Judah Colman who got in trouble in the 1750s for stealing a box of Spanish gold that he was supposed to be guarding.

Cancer: a winding path of uncertainty

When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others cheering you on. But the most helpful and comforting conversations tend to be with others who have traveled the path before you.



Upcoming shows and concerts

Selena Gomez — May 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 17; $46-$76

Sinatra's 100th birthday with Robert Davi — Dec. 12 at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $55

Jamie Kennedy — Nov. 12-14 at Comix Mohegan Sun; tickets on sale now; $25-$60

Joy Behar — Nov. 21 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $49.50

Kathy Griffin — Oct. 29 at Jorgensen, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $55-$65

Il Volo — Feb. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $45-$75