food http://ripr.org en Local Coffee Company Goes National http://ripr.org/post/local-coffee-company-goes-national <p>Rhode Island based Dave’s Coffee has landed a deal to put its coffee syrup on the shelves of Crate &amp; Barrel. The company says “Dave’s Original Cold Brew Coffee Syrup” and “Dave’s Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Syrup” are being featured in the gourmet food section in 89 Crate &amp; Barrel stores nationwide.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic?&nbsp; Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org">news@ripr.org</a></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:34:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 31059 at http://ripr.org Ocean State Job Lot Donating Thousands Of Pounds Of Food http://ripr.org/post/ocean-state-job-lot-donating-thousands-pounds-food <p>Ocean State Job Lot is making a large food donation as part of its 2014 Three Square Meals Program. 78 trucks are hauling 600,000 pounds of food to 13 food banks around New England and New York.</p><p>Ocean State Job Lot's head of marketing David Sarlitto says Job Lot's customers have played an important role in the donation's success.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:54:29 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 31020 at http://ripr.org Reading The Labels On Drugs And Food http://ripr.org/post/reading-labels-drugs-and-food <p>Do you read the labels on food before you buy it? How about on pill bottles, supplements, and other drugs? If some Rhode Island lawmakers have their way, you could be seeing "country of origin" labels on your pharmaceuticals. But would that change your mind about taking a drug, or make you ask your doctor for a different brand?</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:35:43 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 29751 at http://ripr.org Reading The Labels On Drugs And Food Artscape: Fellini's Famous Thanksgiving Pizza http://ripr.org/post/artscape-fellinis-famous-thanksgiving-pizza <p>Today is thanksgiving, so for this month’s Rhode Island Artscape, Rhode Island public radio’s John Bender, looked to the culinary arts.</p><p>You’re probably familiar with all the traditional dishes of thanksgiving, but once a year, one the day before the big turkey; hundreds of people wait in line for a very specific pizza.</p><p>John went over to Fellini’s pizzeria to find out more about their Thanksgiving pie.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Fellini’s Pizzeria on the east side of Providence has your typical pizza fair.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:55:06 +0000 John Bender 25491 at http://ripr.org Artscape: Fellini's Famous Thanksgiving Pizza Community Food Bank Straining To Keep Up With Demand http://ripr.org/post/community-food-bank-straining-keep-demand <p>The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is out with its annual report on hunger.&nbsp; It shows the recession is still playing a very large role in the lives of Ocean State residents.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is now serving 68-thousand people a month, up three percent from a year ago and an all-time high.&nbsp; At the same time, food donations are down by nearly two million pounds, said Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:15:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 25309 at http://ripr.org Community Food Bank Straining To Keep Up With Demand Historic Providence Diner Gets a Second Life http://ripr.org/post/historic-providence-diner-gets-second-life <p>An historic Providence diner is back in business after years of painstaking restoration.&nbsp; The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The West Side Diner on Westminster Street was originally located in Olneyville. After it closed in 1999, it was slated for demolition until developer Jon Ozbek purchased and moved it.&nbsp; The result is a gleaming stainless steel and glass block edifice that has been fully restored to its 1947 glory.&nbsp; Co-owner Lisa Arena said much of the structure is original.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:00:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 22807 at http://ripr.org Historic Providence Diner Gets a Second Life Taste Trekkers Descend On Providence http://ripr.org/post/taste-trekkers-descend-providence <p>Providence restaurants did a brisk business this weekend as a convention of foodies descended on the capital city.</p><p></p><p></p><p>For the uninitiated, a taste trekker is a person who plans their vacations around food.&nbsp; Over the weekend some 150 of these people visited Providence for the first Taste Trekkers Convention.&nbsp; They listened to top chefs, heard lectures on subjects as obscure as Memphis barbecue and chocolate from Madagascar, and of course they ate.&nbsp; Matt Bowie came from Somerville, Massachusetts.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:08:41 +0000 Flo Jonic 22090 at http://ripr.org Taste Trekkers Descend On Providence Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals http://ripr.org/post/iconic-downtown-diner-eddie-and-son-serves-its-last-meals <p>After more than 65 years in business, the iconic Providence eatery, Eddy and Son’s Diner is shutting its doors.</p><p></p><p></p><p>About a dozen customers sat scattered through the restaurant in the calm before the early lunch rush at Eddie and Son Diner in downtown Providence on their final day of business.</p><p>The restaurant has been serving affordable Italian and diner fare for the last 70 years, always taking only cash.</p><p>At the counter Connie Caputo, who runs the restaurant with her husband takes orders at the cash register.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:49:31 +0000 John Bender 20549 at http://ripr.org Iconic Downtown Diner 'Eddie and Son' Serves its Last Meals Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-doctors-and-chefs-training-together <p>There’s no shortage of advice on healthy eating. But sometimes it seems there’s a shortage of <em>reliable</em> advice. Medical schools traditionally don’t offer much training in nutrition, but a new partnership between Johnson &amp; Wales University and Tulane medical school could change that.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:19:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17039 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together Regional Delicacy Fiddlehead Ferns Begin To Sprout in New England http://ripr.org/post/regional-delicacy-fiddlehead-ferns-begin-sprout-new-england <p>Fiddleheads are the whimsical, tightly coiled spiral of fern sprouts that push their way up from under the layers of winter debris on the forest floor.</p><p>They are also a regional and seasonal delicacy.</p><p></p><p>Fiddleheads are the whimsical, tightly coiled spiral of fern sprouts that push their way up from under the layers of winter debris on the forest floor. They are also a regional and seasonal delicacy, and their season is incredibly short. In some Southern parts of the state, it may already be over. For any given fiddlehead patch, it can last as little as a week and a half.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15261 at http://ripr.org Regional Delicacy Fiddlehead Ferns Begin To Sprout in New England