Food & Dining articles


Sweet sting of success

What do you get when you take an environmental steward with a love of both botany and entomology, and mix in a sophisticated and sensitive palate and some mad plumbing skills? Jeff Mello, the brains and brawn behind Aquidneck Honey. In the social hierarchy of the beehive, the queen may be the central figure, but

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November’s Chef at the Market

Chefs-at-the-Market is a monthly series of cooking demonstrations and tastings at the Mount Hope Farmers Market, featuring the talent of area chefs who source locally, and highlighting the wealth of ingredients available from our local farmers and producers. This Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., come out to chat with Chef Dawn Brooks-Rapp of


Rhody Fresh ‘Butterkase Cheese’ on local grocery shelves

Success of ‘buy local movement’ reflected in expansion of Rhody Fresh product line. Butterkase Cheese, the newest Rhody Fresh product, can now be found in supermarkets and neighborhood food stores across the region, including Clements’ Market in Portsmouth, all local Stop & Shop locations, and Lee’s Supermarket in Westport. Made with milk sources from the Rhody

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Fall brings apples, and apples mean pie

I make one or two apple pies each fall to herald the arrival of the autumn leaves, nippy temperatures and crisp apples lining the shelves at the grocery store or farmers’ market. I’ve been tweaking this recipe for years, trying different types of apples and amounts of sugar. The Fuji has become my apple of