Frozen vegetables are so easy to cook with, and they're much better than you think

What you can find in the freezer section during the offseason is often better than what's in the fresh produce section, says Bruce Weinstein, cookbook co-author. (Photo for The Washington Post by Laura Chase de Formigny)

"A lot of people pooh-pooh them. The convenience factor is ridiculous."

Quality remains Pasta Vita’s secret ingredient

Pasta Vita's arugula salad (Marisa Nadolny/Special to The Day)

The eatery’s partnership with the Mohegan Holding Company paved the way for new stores at Mohegan Sun and in the towns of Wethersfield and Avon.

The Sun Wine & Food Fest returns to Mohegan Sun Jan. 24-26

The 17th annual Sun Wine & Food Fest, presented by MSC Cruises, will run Jan. 24-26 at Mohegan Sun. The event includes: Bourbon Tasting presented by Beam Suntory, Inc., 6-9 p.m. Jan. 24; tickets $90 Cigar and Wine Pairing presented by 19 Crimes, 10-11 p.m. Jan.

St. Sophia in New London hosts Greek food festival

Workers prepare fasolakia, Greek-style green beans, for the Greek Food Festival at the St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church in New London in 2012. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

It offers everything from moussaka to tiropeta to gyros to baklava.

You CAN try this at home: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods

This image released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows a strudel recipe, inspired by the film

A new cookbook gathers recipes based on foods that appear or get mentioned in movies or on TV shows





Welcome to Golden Arches National Park

A new plan to bring in food trucks, offer Amazon deliveries and expand Wi-Fi service at national parks has one major problem: It doesn’t go far enough.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Hall & Oates — May 15, 16 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $95-$250

Iliza — April 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40-$70

Juice Newton — Jan. 30 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45

Aoife O'Donovan — March 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$50

The Black Crowes — July 24 at Xfinity Theatre; tickets on sale now; $29-$135

Busta Rhymes — Dec. 14 at The Strand, Providence; tickets on sale now; $30-$45