Empire Club: Dishing It Out Little Rhody Style: A Food Writers' Panel

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Ship Room (1st Floor)

Sun, 2017-04-02 14:00 - 16:00


Dishing It Out, Little Rhody Style: A Food Writers Panel Discussion

Rhode Island is rich in culinary enthusiasts and foodies: join the fun as local food writers Christine Chitnis, Amy McCoy, Jane Sigal and Linda Beaulieu 'dish' about food and writing with moderator Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal Food Editor and restaurant critic.

Linda Beaulieu is an award-winning food and travel writer. She is the author of Divine Providence: An Insider's Guide to the City's Best Restaurants and The Grapevine Guide to Rhode Island's Best Restaurants.She received the prestigious James Beard Award for magazine writing for an article on Native American food, which appeared in theNational Culinary Review. Her most recent publication is the New England Orchard Cookbook, October 2016.

Christine Chitnis is the author of Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet (Roost,
2016), Little Bites(Roost, 2015) and Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011). Her writing has appeared inCountry Living,The Boston Globe, andEdible Rhody, among many other local and national publications.


Amy McCoy writes shares stories, recipes and decorating tips in her blog Tiny Farmhouse, She is the author of  Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget” and writes for Edible Rhody, Eat Boutique and The Bay Magazine.

Jane Sigal lives and writes in Newport now, but lived in France for 12 years gathering experiences and material to support her writing about the cuisine of France.Her cookbooks include Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros, Patisserie and Backroad Bistros, Farmyard Fare. She is the France correspondent and a contributing writer at Food & Wine. Her work has appeared inThe New York TimesSaveur, the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Wine & Spirits, Fine Cooking and other publications. 

Moderator Gail Ciampa is the Providence Journal Food Editor and a journalist who strives to give a voice to those highlighted in the paper, be they chefs, restaurant owners or daughters of wonderful cooks. By telling their stories, she makes the world a little smaller, a bit friendlier and much brighter.

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