Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebrate Farm-to-Table at G-Zen in Branford CT

A Celebration of Farm-to-Table at G-Zen in Branford!

Where: G-Zen Restaurant, 2 East Main Street, Branford, CT
When: September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Breakwater Books and G-Zen Restaurant are pleased to present an evening with Christy Colasurdo, as she discusses and signs her amazing new book (written with Tracey Medeiros),

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press, $21.95 retail), on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM at G-Zen, 2 East Main Street, Branford.

As consumers have demanded more locally grown foods, more organics, and foods with fewer additives, the locavore movement has taken hold across the United States. Every region has their own unique products and their own version of healthful, wholesome, innovative cuisine. The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook brings home cooks a stellar collection of 150 delicious recipes from the Nutmeg State’s top chefs and local farmers.

This celebration of Connecticut’s healthy, sustainable food scene is a collection to savor and return to again and again. Christy Colasurdo is the former Special Sections Editor at New York magazine, an award-winning writer, and co-founder of a company delivering wholesome foods from small Vermont farms to customers’ front doors.

Colasurdo writes regular features for Westport, Fairfield Living and other regional magazines, and is a contributor to, which, besides the Home Place blog, is the definitive guide to the Connecticut food scene. She is also the author of Restaurant 2000 and Bar Excellence (Rizzoli).

G-Zen represents the vision of Chef Mark Shadle and Chef Ami Beach Shadle. Together they take the concept of “Farm to Table” to a whole other level, by growing the organic ingredients, serving them fresh at the restaurant and then composting everything at their sustainable farm. Founded in 2011, G-Zen was named “Top Ten Upscale Vegan Restaurants in America” by SHAPE magazine. In 2013 G-Zen was featured in Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Best Vegetarian Restaurants in USA.” In 2013 G-Zen received the impressive “Natures Plate Award” from the Natures Conservancy and was named “Connecticut’s most sustainable restaurant” in honor of all of their sustainable business ethics, commitment to serving organic ingredients, supporting local farmers and composting programs.

Books may be purchased in advance at Breakwater, as well as the evening of the signing. As seating is limited, please call 203-453-4141 or stop by the Fairfield University bookstore to register for this FREE event!

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