At last week’s Pillsbury Bake-Off, Connecticut baker was a runner-up

Antoinette Leal of Ridgefield came in 3rd place at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off

Antoinette and Veronica Callaghan, of Glastonbury, the other CT finalist

Check out my column in today’s New Haven Register

Antoinette’s Cherry Almond Brunch Tart

Veronica’s Chicken Blue Cheese Crostata with Spicy Tart Cherry Sauce

The 100 finalists at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off

Glori Spriggs of Henderson Nevada took home the million dollars!

The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off was held at the  Aria Resort & Casino

Save your appetite for Iron Chef Elm City April 22 

      A scene from last year’s competition at Delia

Check out my column in today’s New Haven Register

Chef Dave Brooks (photo by Kathleen Cei)

Chef Jeremy Martindale

Chef Ben Gaffney

The Kitchen Heats up for the 4th Annual Iron Chef Elm City

Here is the link to my column in today’s New Haven Register. All of the details for the exciting Iron Chef  Elm City is there, including competitiors, bios, and video from last year’s event.

Tickets are limited, so call now. I look forward to seeing you there on April 17.

4th Annual IRON CHEF ELM CITY: April 17, 2011 11:45 am

(photos from Iron Chef 2010 courtesy of New Haven Register)

Using the “secret ingredient,”  these chefs, from some of New Haven’s top restaurants will create an appetizer, entree and dessert:

Chef Jeff Caputo of Scoozzi

Chef Prasad Chirnomula of Thali

Chef Michael Denisiewicz of 116 Crown

Emcee will be Ann Nyberg of WTNH

Food celebrity judges including:

Lisa Waddle, Managing Editor, Fine Cooking Magazine

Kevin Cottle, Corporate Chef, Jordan Caterers, Runner-Up Hell’s Kitchen

 Delia, The Viking Center of the Northeast, 4 Laser Lane, Wallingford is a spectacular venue where the event will be held. 

Attendees will enjoy a reception with samplings from CT food purveyers.

Win a chance to taste one of the chef’s creations.

Tickets: $30 (kitchen), $50 Preferred viewing, very limited availability

A portion of the proceeds support Gateway Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund

Tickets & Info: 203-777-8550

Info: 203-285-2175   203-494-4806