Podcast Episode 26: Farmstead Inc. in Providence

An interview with Michele Meek


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Michele Meek

Michele Meek

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Michele Meek of The Rhode Less Traveled offers up another great restaurant recommendation: Farmstead Inc.  in Providence, where Chef Matthew Jennings serves up New American dishes like Rhode Island monkfish and organic suckling pig. We discover what cabinets and jimmies are, what happens when you light a river on fire and how a corrupt mayor transformed the city.

Michele recommends:

  • Kate’s Rustic Biscuits
  • Rhode Island Monkfish
  • Organic Suckling Pig Tasting
  • Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel Tartlet


Providence Dining Districts to Explore:

  • West Side
  • Downcity
  • East Side

Providence Food Events:

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What type of restaurant was invented in Providence?
  • A: The diner.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

La Laiterie at Farmstead on Urbanspoon


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Join Master Chef and Historian Walter Potenza in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and many more ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian Cookery. You will also learn food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. Your walking tour will end at Chef Walters Cooking School where Chef Walter will present the “Pasta or risotto of the day”, paired with the “Wine of the day“. Of course samples are offered. After the tasting you will visit the Federal Hill Heritage Center Photo Exhibit of early Italian Immigration in Rhode Island located on 286 Atwells Avenue. Only collection in Rhode Island

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