On Your Table: Mushrooms star in TV Chef Nick Stellino’s kitchen

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Mushrooms and arugula join together in this easy side dish for a marriage of flavors (photo courtesy Nick Stellino) “Food is a celebration of life and there’s joy to be found in the kitchen,” according to Emmy-nominated PBS cooking show chef Nick Stellino. I recently had the opportunity to chat with him about Italian cooking, his passion...

Chef who beat Bobby Flay on TV shows off mushroom dish

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Chanterelle Mushrooms are Grown by a number of local producers and offer a fabulous taste to add to fall dishes. At the recent Kennett Square Mushroom Festival which took place earlier in September, Chef Robbie Jester of the Stone Balloon Ale House in Newark, Delaware and the guy who beat Bobby Flay of the Food Network in a faceoff earlier this...

On Your Table: Mushroom Lasagna for Italian Heritage Month

Combine the best of local cuisine with a long-time favorite for a delightful meal By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times For Italian heritage month, a dish that combines the best of local traditions and Italian cooking is a loaf-pan based mushroom lasagna. Italian Heritage month, which is celebrated in conjunction with Columbus Day in October of each year, celebrates the many achievements...

On Your Table: Capping National Mushroom Month with a flourish

Longhorn Steakhouse celebrates local mushrooms By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Longhorn Steakhouse’s Chef’s Showcase dish, Harvest Mushroom Filet, features local mushrooms from Basciani Foods. September is National Mushroom Month, and with Kennett Square’s Mushroom Festival behind us, the celebration of mushrooms continues at Longhorn Steakhouse.  The chain of casual...

On Your Table: All things fungi at Kennett’s Mushroom Festival

While there’s lot to see and do, it comes down to food — and delicious mushrooms By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Servers having lots of fun at the Ferranto food tent plating up fried mushrooms during this past weekend’s Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — People came hungry to the 28th annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival last weekend and it was a good thing,...