A ‘Green’ Harvest Celebrated in Westport

Celebrating the bounty of autumn, reflected resplendently in Wakeman Farm's gardens and farmland, Westport's Green Village Initiative (GVI) hosted its first Harvest Festival on Saturday night, supported by a cadre of volunteers and local businesses

Sustainable Eating – Simple Steps for Getting Healthier and Greening the Planet

Instead of making drastic changes to eating habits, one can instead focus on small and easy alterations that can make a big difference. What follows are five simple steps for helping the planet — one bite and meal at a time.

Wholesome Wave: Chef Michel Nischan on a Mission

At the peak of a recent Friday night, the wait staff at Dressing Room in Westport is doing what it always does: expertly winding through packed rooms of white cloth-covered tables balancing trays crammed with locally sourced food, from buckets of

The Dressing Room, a Rave Review

I've met a lot of chefs over the years, and Michel's one of the nicest and best when it comes to cooking yummy, good food.

Program Doubles Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets

Chef Michel Nischan was on NBC Nightly News last night discussing his Wholesome Wave program, which seeks to make farmers markets accessible to low-income families. Now available in 15 states with 3 more coming soon, the foundation raises funds to

Michel Nischan, Chef, Brings Farmers Markets To Families On Food Stamps

When his son was diagnosed with diabetes, Chef Michel Nischan quickly became aware of the connection between health and the affordability of nutritious food. Nischan was able to afford to care for his son -- but others, he realized, were not.

Homegrown Chef: Making the World a Better Place Through Food

Michel Nischan, cookbook author, restaurateur and chef recalls growing up in a suburban Midwestern town with his mother spending most of the day in the kitchen cooking.

Chef Nischan Shows His Green at Dinner

Inspired food and inspired conversation are on the menu as Chef Michel Nischan of Westport's The Dressing Room joins with the Greenwich Historical Society for a special Green Market Dinner.

Farmers Market is Super: Fresh from Fields to Fresh off Presses

Fairfield resident Michel Nischan was on hand at a local farmer's market in CT to sign copies of his new book, Sustainably Delicious: Making the World a Better Place One Recipe at a Time.

The Organic Chef

Michel Nischan decided that he would create a new way of cooking- based on health and well-being, when his son Chris was diagnosed with juvenilediabetes at age 5.