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[…]


Win a Year of Bacon from Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is holding a bacon contest through the end of July. You can enter by submitting your best recipe or creative use for bacon via their Meat Department Facebook page where you can also vote for your favorite entries (and tell your friends to vote for yours!). The complete details are here: Win[…]

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: Aquidneck Honey, Easy Entertaining and Thee Red Fez

Aquidneck Honey Aquidneck Honey, supplier of pure, raw, local, chemical-free honey, launched an online storefront over the holidays. In addition to some of the best honey I’ve tasted delivered in 1 pound and large quart containers, Aquidneck Honey sells cut honey comb, a number lip balms in assorted flavors and honey straws, which are an excellent treat. Aquidneck[…]

Charcutepalooza December: Thank You

And so it goes. Our year of meat has come to a close. For the final Charcutepalooza challenge we were told to show what we learned all year. In Cathy’s own words, do some “showing off” with a celebration. Personally, I think a lot of the Charcutepalooza participants have been showing off all year long—and I[…]

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[…]