Debra Ponzek

Debra Ponzek

Internationally-acclaimed chef and author of multiple cookbooks. The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook brings delicious meals together in a snap.  Like most of you, I wear many hats. With my husband, Greg Addonizio, I own a business in Connecticut called Aux Delices: four stores offering company-branded, prepared foods and hand-picked specialty foods, plus a busy catering arm.

About Debra Ponzek

The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook

Have a fridge full of staples, a family of finicky mouths to feed, and only a few minutes to get something on the table? If this sounds all too familiar, chances are you’ll find dinner and more in this can-do approach to mealtime.

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The Family Kitchen

The Family Kitchen

Want to prepare one meal the entire family will actually eat? Get your children to finish their vegetables? Spend more quality time with your kids?

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The Summer House Cookbook

The Summer House Cookbook

Whether your summer house is a beach-side bungalow, a lakeside cottage, or a year-round retreat, cooking for family and friends while on vacation can be a delight—if you know how to keep it simple.

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French Food, American Accent

French Food, American Accent

The most acclaimed new interpreter of French cuisine since Alice Waters shares the techniques and the philosophy behind her award-winning approach to French food.

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Aux Délices Food

Aux Délices Foods

Aux Délices is the brainchild of husband and wife team Gregory Addonizio and Debra Ponzek.  The couple opened Aux Délices in Riverside, Connecticut in 1995. The opening was warmly welcomed by a clientèle seeking finely crafted specialty foods and freshly baked desserts.

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Recipes by Debra Ponzek


Dinner Ideas for Two to Love

When Greg and I have the house to ourselves, we usually stay home and cook together. We both love it. We pour some wine and cook something easy but a little special, like shrimp scampi, which needs only a green salad to round out the meal. When you make the salad, use... read more

Goat Cheese, Pear and Proscuitto Strata Recipe

There are days when I am not in the mood for traditional dinner fare and so fill the gap with stratas, frittatas, pancakes and French toast. Why not eat one of these delicious things in the evening? Greg and I prefer stratas, omelets or fritattas, rather than the... read more

How I Learned to Use Canned Beans

In the interest of passing on some culinary wisdom (!), here are my thoughts about beans. I can’t think of anything more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a thick bean soup. Can you? Time was when I bypassed the cans of cooked beans on the supermarket... read more

Dinnertime Survival Cookbook Reviews

Break out the Champagne! Let’s welcome 2015 in style — and toast to an all-around great year. I’m still celebrating my latest book, The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook. Won’t you join me and lift a glass to eating dinner with our families as often... read more

A Chicken Parmesan Recipe to Covet

I remember plenty of times during this compressed and crazed period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when I finally get home, pulling the car into the driveway with a sense of pleasant relief. Outside, it’s dark and cold and the house is warm and full of my... read more

How to Make the Best Pie Crust at Home

Are you making pies for Thanksgiving? Every year I decide not to, but then I start thinking about pie crust…apples and cinnamon…pumpkin….pecans….pears….pie crust (again). Sound familiar? Seriously, you can buy a very good pie at a local... read more

Cookbooks by Debra Ponzek

The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook
The Family Kitchen
The Summer House Cookbook
French Food, American Accent

I love when talented chefs show us a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of their family meals. Debra Ponzek is the perfect chef to guide you through the rough-and -tumble chore of feeding your household—no one will want to leave the table.

Bobby Flay

American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality

Creative simplicity is what makes award-winning chef Debra Ponzek’s cooking so delicious and perfect for everyday. This recipe collection will be kept within arm’s reach on my kitchen shelf to enjoy with family and friends for years to come.

Sarabeth Levine

Author of Sarabeth’s Bakery, James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef

A charming book full of fresh, inspired, and tasty recipes that is sure to shake up your family’s dinner routine.

Publishers Weekly

This is a good, well-organized book, maybe even one of the better ones of its kind. Helpful and a good value for the price. And for many busy families, that combination is bound to be a winner.

The Boston Globe

Aux Délices Food

Aux Délices Darien


25 Old King’s Highway North
Goodwives Shopping Center
Darien, CT
phone: 203.662.1136
fax: 203.662.1187

Store hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 6:00
Saturday 8:00 – 6:00
Sunday 9:30 – 4:00

Aux Délices Greenwich


3 West Elm Street
Greenwich, CT
phone: 203.622.6644
fax: 203.622.0517

Store hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 6:30
Saturday 8:00 – 6:30
Sunday 8:00 – 4:00

Aux Délices Riverside


1075 East Putnam Avenue
Riverside, CT
phone: 203.698.1066
fax: 203.698.1076

Store hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 6:30
Saturday 7:00 – 6:30
Sunday 7:30 – 5:00

Aux Délices Westport


1035 Post Road East
Westport, CT
phone: 203.557.9600

Store hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00
Sunday 9:00 – 4:00

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