Here’s just a slice of ‘The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook’

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                            spicy apple cheesecake

Recipes reprinted with permission from “The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook,” © 2014 by Stephanie Pedersen, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Photography by Guy Ambrosino.

A taste from ‘The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Desserts’

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— Recipe reprinted with permission from Holiday Kosher Baker © 2013 by Paula Shoyer, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc

Photos: Michael Bennett Kress

Join “Worth Tasting,” New Haven’s Original Culinary Walking Tour On September 20 

Fall is always a great time to explore the culinary scene of New Haven. Join us. For reservations, please go to

photos from  July 26th tour

We began this tour with great views and pastries at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

WAVE Gallery is known for not only gifts but artisan chocolate

Union League prepared works of art for dessert.

The Elm City Market, one of our newer stops offered several samplings and explained the co-op model of store

Meat & Co. has unique hot sandwiches. We sampled several of them..

Claire’s is always a fun stop, especially meeting owner, Claire Criscuolo

News Channel 8’s Jocelyn Maminta and her daughter enjoy pizza at BAR

Always a great cup of coffee at Willoughby’s

Ben Gaffney of Atticus Bookstore Cafe always serves up an interesting and tasty dish.