New Haven Chef's Table

Restaurants, Recipes, and Local Food Connections


Book Description

Celebrating the Vibrant Local Food Culture of Connecticut’s Culinary Capital—With More Than 50 Recipes from Over 30 Top Restaurants
Net proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation (, which helps people with serious mental illness and addictions live healthy, safe, and meaningful lives in the Greater New Haven community.  The CMHC Foundation believes that access to wholesome fresh food that tastes delicious and is well prepared is crucial to the health and well-being of everyone.

About Middleton, Faith

Linda Giuca writes on food for various national publications. She created the Hartford Courant’s food section and edited it for thirty years, and now coauthors “The Basics” column that appears weekly in the paper’s food pages. 


Nancy Freeborn is an award-winning book designer specializing in photographic and other highly illustrated books. She satisfies her passion and support of local agriculture as manager of the farmer’s market in her hometown.


Faith Middleton is the Peabody Award–winning longtime host and the executive producer of The Faith Middleton Show, heard in prime-time six days a week in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York on WNPR. Her show’s wide-ranging subjects include culture, food, politics, entertainment, community issues, science, sports, history, medicine, and art. She is also The Food Schmooze on WNPR, Connecticut. For many years, she has chaired the Celebration of Connecticut Farms along with co-chairs Meryl Streep, Paul Newman, Jacques Pepin, and Sam Waterston.


Amy Etra is a Connecticut–based photographer who has been shooting for more than thirty years. This project, photographed over the past two years, reflects the artistry and skill she has mastered over her long and varied career. Visit her at