Bucket List Blooper
In the January “Bucket List” article, it is recommended that we may want to learn to pronounce Quonochotaug.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Next time, we’ll add “Learn to Spell Quonochontaug” to the list.
In regard to the “Bucket List” story [January], what about climbing the Hannah Robinson Tower [on Tower Road in South Kingstown]?
The one-page story you did [for Special Olympics Rhode Island] about the Penguin Plunge was awesome [Current, January]. As a nonprofit, we often look for, but seldom get, publicity like that.
Money is still coming in, but we are up over $70,000. Huge crowds — more than we ever anticipated. It was amazing!
Tracy J. Garabedian
Director of Event Management
Special Olympics Rhode Island
I read the December feature, “Chefs’ Secrets” with much interest. I found the layout, with its bold photos and stimulating questions yielding interesting apercus, to be very appealing. However, I was quite disappointed, and annoyed, to find not a single woman chef among the group you profiled. It is hard to believe that there is not one or more accomplished female chef(s) that could have been included in the article.
The continued underrepresentation of women in the media — whether in photos, articles or advertisements — serves to dispirit the aspirations and dreams of women of all ages.
I believe that Rhode Island Monthly, along with other publications, has an obligation to redress this imbalance, particularly in a state where women make up 51.7 percent of the population, and where a macho ethos is so prevalent and unchecked.
I enjoyed the article, “Chefs’ Secrets” in your December issue — it was fun to read. I agree with chef Champe Speidel that The Sunnyside on Water Street in Warren has great eggs Benedict. Chef Joe has his recipe for lobster eggs Benedict in the Kickemuit River Council’s Seafood Cookbook.
You can order the book, which helps protect the Kickemuit River, at The Sunnyside or Blount Seafood on Water Street in Warren, or at kickemuitriver email@example.com. Chef Speidel has his clambake recipe from Persimmon in the cookbook, too.
CLARIFICATION: Featured in “The Bucket List” [January], Pond and Beyond Kayak Tours on Block Island has an additional phone number. It is 578-2773.