Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Ocean State

Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Ocean State

The state of Rhode Island is so small, it’s more like a city-state with just about everything within easy driving distance. Rhode Island really is like one big city where you can drive thirty minutes in any direction and find a restaurant worthy of your time and money.

Rue de l’Espoir and Pot au Feu were the early pioneers, serving French cuisine and bistro fare. Al Forno and New Rivers opened in 1980, both garnering national acclaim for their Modern Italian cuisine and New American cuisine, respectively. Not surprisingly, these four wonderful restaurants are still in business today. Their continued success is a testament to their culinary vision. It was those venerable restaurants and chefs that brought media attention to little Rhode Island, but so many chefs and restaurateurs deserve to be mentioned: If Rhode Island had a foodie hall of fame, these well-established culinary stars would all deserve a place there. Standing on their shoulders is a whole new generation of young chefs, members of the new progressive food movement. They are equally passionate about their food and where it comes from. They have all formed close ties to local farmers and fishermen to ensure the freshest possible ingredients are delivered regularly to their kitchens.

With 100 recipes for the home cook from the state’s most celebrated eateries and showcasing full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The delicious dishes featured here are personal histories—stories of people, place. Each recipe, chef profile, and photo tells its part of the story of Rhode Island.

“Rhode Islanders are incredibly lucky to have such stellar culinary resources—and such delicious food—in such a small state. We’re born and bred foodies, and Linda Beaulieu is foremost among them. This collection brings together my favorite restaurants (and even some of my favorite dishes) from across the state. I can’t wait to get home and start cooking.”
— Julie Tremaine, executive editor, Providence Monthly and So Rhode Island

“With a Linda Beaulieu cookbook, you know the recipes are true and tested. The elegant dishes shared by Rhode Island chefs in this book are so special, home cooks will want to make them. And they can do that with confidence.”
—Gail Ciampa, food editor, Providence Journal

“As an advocate and someone passionate about the Rhode Island food community, I am beyond thrilled to have Linda Beaulieu’s Providence & Rhode Island Chef’s Table on my cookbook shelf. It’s a wonderful calling card to show how spectacular Rhode Island chefs and their cuisine can be. Thank you, Linda and Al, for this great book.”
—David Dadekian,

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