Polar Seltzer's 32nd Chowder Cook-Off (and the connection between chowder and seltzer is?) at the Newport Yachting Center (Commercial Wharf) is this Saturday, June 1, noon to 6:00 p.m. Go to newportwaterfrontevents.com for info. Or call 800-745-3000. Tickets purchased now are $20, $25 on day of event, and include admission to the Newport Oyster Festival a bivalve's throw away.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, June 10 6:00 p.m. $150 plus tax & tip Call 401-272-7811
Friday, May 24, 2013
For a great rhubarb pie, revisit: http://rhodeislandismyoyster.blogspot.com/2010/06/make-pie-strawberry-rhubarb.html
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"Baking with the french tarte" is her website's lead-in for classes. If you don't know the Paris-trained Susan Vanderberg from her shop at Hope Artiste Village (which is generally open on Farmers' Market mornings) in Pawtucket (1005 Main Street) you are missing out. Her butter cookies are terrific, breakfast treats fresh and buttery, tarts lovely. And she instructs. From June through September she is holding classes for specific ventures, i.e., a class for making financiers and madeleine, another for croissant, etc. Her classes sell out. http://www.frenchtarte.com/pages/class.html
Minimum order: 12 cookies starting at $3.50 each (prices lower for bigger orders).
This is when it pays to plan ahead.
401-338-8881 or www.eyecookies.com
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The kitchens are all over town but two are at Carnegie Abbey, one in a so-called "cottage" and the other in the condo tower. Free snacks and drinks (donated by local restaurants, caterers and other businesses). Tickets are $30 if you purchase online at www.portsmoutheducationfoundation.org or at Corey Farm (3124 East Main Road, Portsmouth). Call 401-862-4447 if you need more info.
Friday, May 10 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. $30