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Before the celebrity chefs we watch were celebrities, they were cooking on the line in some restaurant, before that they were culinary students, and even before that they were children helping their mother or fat

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Food is more than just sustenance for the body. The act of preparing food is sustenance for the soul.

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The history of the Redwood Library through the nineteenth century was captured for us in the Annals of the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, published by George Champlin Mason (1820-1894) in 1891. To provide the history of the Library, he moved chronologically through historical records, from the Philosophical Society that preceded the Library to his present at the end of the 1800s. Mason’s primary sources were the minutes of the annual meetings of the Redwood Library, during which the gathered members assessed the year, elected new officers, and discussed relevant business. The minutiae of these routine meetings have provided us with detailed insight into the workings of the Library and useful information about its most important members.

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What better way to spend a cold and snowy winter’s day…or late fall for that matter, than cuddling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book in hand. Check out our list of titles by notable Nobel Prize writers!

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This week in Newport’s history marks the 240th anniversary of the beginning of the British occupation of Newport, which lasted from 1776 until 1779.

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The Portuguese have played a crucial role in helping shape the city of Newport, Rhode Island. One particular Portuguese man ended up becoming the wealthiest merchant in Newport – Aaron Lopez.

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While there were a few national days of Thanksgiving in 18th century America, it was for the most part the duty of the Governor to issue a proclamation for a day of Thanksgiving, as decided by the General Assemblies. Reading through these proclamations gives us a sense of not only how early Americans felt the day should be celebrated, but also what they were specifically thankful for during different periods in American history.

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Throughout November, an international literacy initiative called “Picture Book Month” is spending the month celebrating the print picture book.

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November is National Novel Writing Month - Writers of all ages writing in all different genres try to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days

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In this week's blog we take a look at Rhode Island's very own Revolutionary War hero, Nathanael Greene - who was second only to George Washington among the officers of the American army in military ability.

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