Erik Ofgang is senior writer at Connecticut Magazine and co-author of The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What's Actually Good for You. He is also a mentor in Western Connecticut State University MFA Program.

A Prescription for Sauerkraut

Exploring the health benefits of fermented foods


Bacon Goes Kosher

OK, it’s not technically bacon. It’s made from beef, or lamb, or turkey—or it could be vegetarian. But whatever’s in kosher imitation bacon, sales are sizzling.


The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction


A Kitschy, Kosher Beer for Every Jewish Holiday

Shmaltz Brewing Company settles into its new brewery in Upstate New York

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