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Catching up on food news from the past week and food happenings around the region, with a sprinkling of other interesting tidbits from around the Web. Look for this every Thursday. Submit events to

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A small grocery in Spotsylvania Courthouse specializes in local and organic goods. Read Cathy Jett’s story on the Harvest Market, run by the Davis family, here.

Find our comprehensive listing of area farmers markets here, and a map of the area’s markets here. King George reporter Cathy Dyson reports that the King George farmers market will hold a meeting April 20 for vendors interested in selling there. Details here.

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Indian cuisine is coming to King George County. Bill Freehling reports that Bollywood Masala, which specializes in North Indian food, will open soon in the Dahlgren area, in the same shopping center as Pancho Villa.

This week’s review: Ristorante Renato in Fredericksburg

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Planning a Passover meal? Check out Kurt Rabin’s column in this week’s Food section, which includes his personal reflections on what makes a good beef brisket.

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Louisa County’s Cooper Vineyards opened a new building for wine tastings last week (building pictured at right). Read here about the winery, whose Norton Reserve 2008 won gold in this year’s Governor’s Cup Awards.

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What would you do if you had to give up one of the mainstays of your diet? The Wall Street Journal reported an interesting story this week about how the government in Indonesia is trying to get residents to stop eating so much rice as the commodity’s price rises. Indonesians consume 275 pounds of rice per person each year, so that’s a tall order. Replacements have included imitation rice products made from cassava and sweet potatoes.

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  • krisgilden

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