Eye Cookies Wins Rhode Island Food Fights Spectacular Cookie Smackdown

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[…]

GaGa Wins Rhode Island Food Fights Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown

The second RI Food Fights event, the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown, took place this past Saturday, July 21, 2012. A sold out crowd descended upon the Wayland Square neighborhood in Providence to sample the best ice creams in Rhode Island. Eleven area ice cream makers competed to see who had the greatest frozen dessert treat according to[…]

Gracie’s Chosen Again to Showcase Rainier Cherries for Northwest Cherries’ Tree-to-Table

For the second year in a row, Northwest Cherries has commissioned Gracie’s restaurant in Providence to represent Rhode Island while celebrating the Rainier cherry. As part of the annual Northwest Cherries’ Tree-to-Table event one restaurant in each state is asked to create a unique menu offering featuring Rainier cherries. The cherry is regarded for its “crisp bite and[…]

Sin Desserts in Providence opens retail store and café

Sin, an award-winning dessert bakery based in Providence, owned and operated by pastry chef Jennifer Luxmoore, has expanded into a storefront café and retail operation on the ground floor of their 200 Allens Avenue location. The shop is now open with a grand opening celebration planned for Saturday, April 14. In addition to cakes, the[…]

Vote for Gracie’s Melissa Denmark in Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef” Award

Food & Wine magazine has named Gracie’s Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark one of the 50 best new pastry chefs in the country, by nominating her for their first-ever The People’s Best New Pastry Chef Award. Now it’s up to the people who have experienced Denmark’s great talent at turning out world-class desserts to vote online[…]

Interview with Emily Luchetti, appearing at The Sun WineFest, January 27-29

The Sun WineFest ’12 at Mohegan Sun is coming up and in addition to the spectacular two-day Grand Tasting there are a number of special tastings and events taking place over the three-day Festival. Chef Emily Luchetti of Waterbar and Farallon restaurants in San Francisco is one of the many celebrity chefs coming to southern[…]

Whole Foods Market University Heights Helps With Holiday Parties

Whole Foods Market University Heights recently invited a group of food writers to sample their holiday offerings. Along with their abundance of prepared foods, Whole Foods is offering Party Packs through New Year’s Day. I do enjoy cooking and suggest that people do as much themselves, but sometimes—especially this time of year when we’re running[…]