News Bites: Mother’s Day in March, F&W Best Pizza and Provisions’ Wear

Mother’s Day in March There are a lot of food/restaurant/chef driven charity events nowadays. It’s almost impossible to go a weekend without one. But rarely does an event benefit someone so close to someone in the restaurant community and is as important for the local food community. On Saturday March 5th at 7:00 PM, some
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Three RI’ers Named to James Beard Awards Semifinalists List

The  James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists were announced this morning and included Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead/La Laiterie, and Chef Champe Speidel of Persimmon in the Best Chef Northeast category, along with Cook & Brown Public House in the Best New Restaurant category. The Semifinalists were narrowed down from 28,000 online nominees.
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Charcutepalooza February: The Salt Cure: bacon & pancetta

Pork belly. I’m going to let those words roll around your tongue for a while. Perhaps I’ll type them again. Pork belly. Beautiful words, yes? Before February’s Charcutepalooza challenge was even announced I had acquired a thick, fatty, gorgeous pork belly from a pasture-raised Berkshire pig. It had been delivered on a Friday morning by
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