News Bites: RI Food Bank 2016 Status Report on Hunger / Farm Fresh RI Matching Donation Challenge / Winter Farmers’ Markets

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Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: RI Food Bank 2016 Status Report on Hunger / Farm Fresh RI Matching Donation Challenge / Winter Farmers’ Markets

Chef Matt Jennings Nominated for 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Best Chef Northeast (UPDATED)

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For a second year in a row Rhode Island can claim a James Beard Foundation Award Nominee in the category of Best Chef Northeast: Chefs Matt and Kate Jennings of Farmstead & La Laiterie in Providence. The Jennings were nominated alongside Jamie Bissonnette of Toro and Coppa in Boston, Tim Cushman of O Ya in [….]

RI Chefs and Restaurants Stand Out on 2012 James Beard Awards Semifinalists List

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UPDATED (more comments below) The  James Beard Foundation 2012 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists were announced this morning and a number of Rhode Island chefs and restaurants are included on this year’s list. The semifinalists in our area are: Best New Restaurant: The Dorrance Outstanding Bar Program: Cook & Brown Public House Rising Star Chef [….]