The third RI Food Fights event, the Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, took place this past Sunday, December 9, 2012. A sold out crowd descended upon Fête in Providence to sample the best cookies in Rhode Island. Fifteen area bakers competed to see who had the greatest cookie, according to a panel of four culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing… Read more →
Just in time for Thanksgiving dessert comes this baking demonstration video from Gracie’s Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark, produced by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. You can watch it above and if you click through to YouTube you can find the recipe . Thank you to Gracie’s and the PWCVB. Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s time again for one of my favorite dinners of the entire year, and I have some pretty spectacular dinners—just recently I tasted most of the items on 2012 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Chef Benjamin Sukle’s new menu at The Dorrance and had incredible wines with dinner at the Troquet wine cellar clear out sale, still going on through… Read more →
Interested in baking but don’t really know where to start? Or, like me, have tried your hand at baking many times but never really gotten results that have satisfied you? Check out the workshop schedule at the Breadhitz Baking Facility just outside of Providence. Breadhitz is Chef Ciril Hitz’s company “with the mission to make baking education accessible to anyone,… Read more →
Looking for a fun gift, that’s also a craft project for a child (or adult), helps out families in need and is completely delicious? Then you’ll want to get over to The Miriam Hospital in Providence where for the next few weeks you can purchase a deluxe gingerbread man or woman decorating kit, freshly baked from Gracie’s restaurant kitchen, with… Read more →
People who follow my writing (or actually follow me on Facebook or Twitter) know that I eat very well. Because of that, there are very few dinners that I would be upset to miss. The annual pairing of Chef Ciril Hitz, world-renowned baker and department chair of the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson and Wales University, and Gracie’s… Read more →