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Ann Martini
Ann Martini left her decade-long job as an editor at Rhode Island Monthly magazine to start her own business and to teach writing at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University. She co-owns Providence/Newport Gourmet Tours with her husband Michael, and together they are the food editors at and are writing a book about the history of Rhode Island food. Ann has traveled to 41 of the 50 states and insists that Rhode Island has the best-looking people, the coolest history, and the tastiest food.

Holiday Hosting Like a Pro

One trend that has become increasingly popular in the past few years is called tablescaping. A byproduct of Southern hospitality, the idea is that when you entertain, you design your table around a theme, and use the most creative, interesting and high-quality items and foods to really wow your…

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Seeing Stars (Chefs, that is!)

On April 15, the city of Providence will welcome some of the finest chefs from all the land ... New EngLAND, anyway. The Biltmore Hotel will host the 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Awards. Star Chefs is one of the most respected sources for restaurant industry professionals and…

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Holy Cow!

It's not a surprise when Rhode Island is on the forefront of nationally, and internationally, important research. But it is something special to celebrate, especially when it comes to the Newport-based Swiss Village Farm Foundation. The SVF Foundation is tasked with saving America's heritage breeds…

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