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Food News: Tour a distillery, get nutrition tips from the pros

Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to

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Farmers markets in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania open for the season Saturday. Read about Fredericksburg’s new market managers here.

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The Trolley Stop Deli, at 707 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg, will close at the end of May. More details here.

This week’s review: Legends Sports Grille in Spotsylvania

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Angel food cake is a light, sweet dessert that can be perfect for spring. But it takes some special care to do right. Read about Katie Thisdell’s experience making the treat here.

If cooking more meals at home is a goal for your family, check out this post on “Four reasons we eat out too much–and how to break the cycle,” from The Happiest Mom.

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A local physician offers his perspective on how to craft a healthy diet. As you’d expect, there’s no silver bullet here, but read his common-sense tips here.

Get nutrition advice from two Healthy Living columnists–a physician and a dietitian–tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in a web chat. Find out how to participate here.

Spotsylvania’s A. Smith Bowman distillery holds a grand opening today to unveil the first stage of its progress toward becoming a public attraction. The distillery is now offering public tours and product tastings and has a gift shop selling the company’s whiskey, rum, vodka and gin as well as company apparel, used whiskey barrels, glassware, sauces and more. Find more information here.

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