Food & Dining articles


Grain & Grain: an introductory course in the arts of bread making and wood carving

Grain & Grain: an introductory course in the arts of bread making and wood carving

“Grain & Grain” is a hands-on, two-day workshop focusing on artisan bread making and wooden-spoon carving. Participants will be introduced to the world of baking artisan breads, and in the process make a variety of breads to take home each day. As the bread rises or bakes, students then will delve into learning how to

Spring is homebrew season

Spring has finally sprung. What does that mean to me? The season of homebrew is upon us! There’s nothing better after a long day of work than cracking open a beer and knowing you made it yourself. Wait…what’s that? You don’t make your own beer or wine? Well this is your year to start! Many


Light and lemony, hummus packs a big nutritional punch

Hummus, all the rage over the last few years, has been around since the 13th century. It is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made of mashed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, salt, and lemon juice. You will find hummus in numerous flavors and made from a variety of ingredients, including roasted red

The Stone House and barn are now on the market for $6.9 million. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Stone House on the rocks; Little Compton landmark hits hard times

  LITTLE COMPTON— The 178-year old Stone House at 122 Sakonnet Point Road is up for sale for $6.9 million. It went on the market a little over a month ago, an upsetting turn of events for over a dozen couples with wedding receptions planned there. Its future is now up for grabs. The Little


Dining like it’s 1799

Coggeshall Farm’s Hearth Cooking Workshops teach visitors how to prepare family-favorite meals, just like great great great great great great grandma used to make. “Back then, there was no baking powder, or self-rising flour,” notes Jillian McGrath, a member of Coggeshall Farm’s interpretive staff. “So to make sure our pound cake is the right consistency,

Westport's Santos brothers at their Shy Brothers Farm.

Shy Brothers’ Cloumage named coolest cheese

Another reason that anyone can be proud to live in Westport: This town is home to one of today’s three “coolest cheeses.” That’s according to the January 2014 issue of Bon Appetit magazine which starts the year with a look at the top ten food trends for 2014. Cloumage, a cheese produced by the cheesemakers