Cooking with David Dadekian on The Rhode Show at Blackbird Farm

Each year The Rhode Show runs a “Search for a Star” competition to see who will be a host of the show for the following year. Out of countless video entries and live auditions, online voters choose 20 semi-finalists and then another round of online voting produces the top 5 finalists for the position. Tashanea[…]

Have you visited Chez Pascal’s Wurst Window for lunch yet?

Sure it’s a cliche, but talk about turning lemons into lemonade. When a car crashed into the side of Chez Pascal over a year ago owners Kristin and Matt Gennuso decided to use the damage to their advantage and put in a take-out window. They already served fast fare that was take-out friendly from the[…]

Chef Jamie Bissonnette Wins Cochon 555 Boston 2012

Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa and Toro in Boston was the winner of the fourth annual Cochon 555 Boston competition. The event, held this year at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston was even more over-the-top than years past with a packed ballroom of people eating outstanding pork dishes from Bissonnette along with the four other competitors, Chefs[…]

News Bites: Hemenway’s, Temple Downtown and Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro

Three restaurants in the Providence area have released news updates. Below is information direct from Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, Temple Downtown and Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro. Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar Corresponding with the photo to the right: Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar recently donated $7,268.00 to the Ronald McDonald House[…]

Charcutepalooza September: Packing: English Meat Pie

Some of these Charcutepalooza posts have been short because of frustration (see stuffing sausage). In this case, this post is on the short side because everything worked out so well and was so darn easy. Either I’m learning to deal with meat mess much better (none in my daughter’s hair this time!) or I’m getting[…]

Charcutepalooza August: Binding: trotter terrine

Back to familiar ground for this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge, though it was only my second time working with pig’s feet, so it wasn’t totally familiar. You read that right, pig’s feet, as in euphemistically speaking, trotters. Yes, there are photos of said trotters further down this page. If you don’t want to see severed pig’s[…]