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Bob W. | Nov 13, 2002 09:50 AM

Decent article in today's New York Times on the peculiar native cuisine of Little Rhody.

Overall, it's informative and entertaining. Perhaps almost as much as my posts on RI food. :>)

Kudos to the author for using the term "up the arm" in his discussion of weiners, and for his mention of George's of Galilee as a good source for stuffies and clamcakes.

Errors, omissions, quibbles:

1. No mention of snail salad.

2. No mention of grapenut custard.

3. Misspelling of jonnycake mecca Common's Lunch as Commons Lunch. The apostrophe gives it that extra-special quirky RI flavor.

4. Clamcakes are nothing at all like hushpuppies, and I think to even mention hushpuppies gives people a misleading impression of clamcakes.


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