Food & Dining articles

A flavorful culinary journey brings enlightenment

DVDinner “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 2014 comedy/drama Rated PG, 2 hours Directed by Lasse Hallstrom By Lynda Rego When a young cook, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) and his family relocate to Europe after leaving their home and restaurant in Mumbai, they don’t know what to expect. And, the patriarch of the family can’t seem to choose


Cooking with Claudine

Two very special events in April will feature talented chef and cookbook author Claudine Pépin. First, Pépin will be at Barrington Books, 184 County Road, Barrington, for a book signing event on Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m., for her new cookbook, “Kids Cook French!” Then on Wednesday, April 22, Pépin will be on hand


Cake Off 2015!

With sheet cakes, decorating supplies and 30 minutes on the clock, teams of three to six members will compete for a variety of awards in the annual cake sculpture competition. Members of the local community are invited to participate alongside RWU students, faculty and staff. Teams must register by April 10, online at or by

Spur of the moment, easy winter comfort food

By Lynda Rego Sometimes recipes are mothers of invention. On a whim, I picked up mushrooms at the market thinking veal and mushrooms would be a nice, comforting meal for the weekend. But, the meat department didn’t have any veal. So, I bought some chicken thighs thinking chicken cacciatore would be a good replacement (mostly

A year of shameful wine trends

2014 was a busy year wine in the wine world. Looking back, there are several exciting, emerging producers, regions and trends that will enrich the wine industry in the coming years. Yet the year was also rife with a number of not so noteworthy moments. Here, we take a look back at some of the