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Food News: Gobble, gobble

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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Happy Thanksgiving. Time for’s annual interactive Thanksgiving plate, which lets you tally up calories for all the goodies you plan to pile on your plate today…if you dare. Find it here.

For a little pre-meal enlightenment, spend some time with a Caroline County turkey farmer, thanks to this story from Cathy Dyson.

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The Mad Crab seafood restaurant plans to relocate its Southpoint eatery in Spotsylvania to another Southpoint location, according to this report from Bill Freehling.

A Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwich shop will open sometime around mid-to-late March in the former Bridges Brick Oven pizza location at 1291 Carl D. Silver Parkway. It’s next to a Radio Shack. Read the full story here.

This week’s review: Dim Sum at Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Falls Church

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Rhonda Kuebler, an inspector in Fredericksburg’s building and development services department, is this week’s Home Cooking interview. Read it here.

Beverly Meyer offers a review of Ina Garten’s latest Barefoot Contessa cookbook. If you don’t already have one of her cookbooks, I have found that Garten’s recipes are some of the most dependably good ones out there. Find Meyer’s review here.

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Local produce was on the menu at King George High School for its farm-to-school day recently. Read about the effort here.

Joel Salatin, a superstar of the local and sustainable food movement, got a visit from FLS columnist Rob Hedelt recently. Read Hedelt’s account of his day on the farm here.

The demise of the Twinkie has led to a few Twinkie-hoarding incidents in our area. Cathy Jett has the story here.

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