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Beware of the Dog!

Hot dogs were totally reamed out by the American Academy of Pediatrics yesterday for their tube shape, which poses a choking risk to kids. Oh dear. There’s no word on earth of why they suddenly thought of this yesterday, but the docs want a warning label printed on hot dogs (I’m picturing a little flag, like a Hersey’s kiss), along…

A Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Regardless of your feelings about Valentine’s Day (most people seem to either love it or hate it), I don’t think there’s any better excuse to take a break from the dietary monotony of New Year’s resolutions and treat yourself a little. One of my favorite things to make for the holiday, whether for myself or a certain someone special, are…

Night-Before French Toast

We posted this recipe for French toast in our online "Current," but it’s so good, I wanted to put it here as well. The recipe comes from Joe Simone at the Sunnyside in Warren, and the toast reheats perfectly in the morning, which means you can whip it together the night before and indulge without fuss before work. It’s very…

A Bottle for the Host, A Bottle for Me

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a handful of holiday get-togethers slated for the next couple of weeks. I always like to bring a bottle (or four) with me — one for the host, the rest to pop open on the spot and drink with friends. In search of something interesting (pass on the pinot grigio) but still…

Turkey Talk

Our cover story this month is on the Big Feast, and since it’s been years since I got to host a Thanksgiving (not that I’m really complaining – it’s pretty nice to just go to my brother’s and lazily ride herd on the kids from the couch), I decided to cook a turkey last week. If I were a more…

The Miraculous Homemade Seltzer

I’ve become kind of obsessed with these seltzer-water gadgets.I’m really late to the bandwagon on these, which have been out in the world for years. I just saw one for the first time two weeks ago at my friend Jen’s house when she offered me sparkling water and proceeded to make it. I don’t think I would have been as…

To Market (Finally)

Lately, Warren has been going through a bit of a rough patch in the food department — we’re talking markets and restaurants. I know, I live there, and I’ve had to rely way too heavily on gas station marts for quick sustenance (this is a problem because I can’t walk past a package of Skittles). First, India closed up shop….

Bread Winner

Most chefs have a few trade secrets they’ll never share. Not breadmaker and Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts International Baking and Pastry Institute head Ciril Hitz. "I’d rather pass on to someone else to turn it into a gold mine," he jokes. "My area of expertise is teaching. If I can bake it you can bake it." Hitz’s…

Good Food Cheap

If you think you have to spend a lot to eat well, then you haven’t met Amy McCoy. On her blog, Poor Girl Gourmet, the Rehoboth-based McCoy chronicles her quest to prepare high-quality, seasonally inspired meals on the cheap. She posts recipes, witty commentary and a sneak peek inside her wallet, breaking down the total cost of each meal ingredient…

Key West: Banana-rama

Like many things in Key West, the Dade County pine shack that’s home to Blue Heaven has had many previous lives: billiard hall, bordello, boxing ring (where rowdy matches where refereed by Ernest Hemingway back in the 1930s).Then in 1992, with little culinary experience other than a family cookbook, locals Richard and Suanne Hatch turned it into a fun, offbeat…