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Food News: Attack of the immersion blenders

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 efreehling@freelancestar.com.

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The Fredericksburg Farmers Market has a new gelato vendor and would like your input on possible expanded winter markets. Find out more here.

An Aldi supermarket and a Firehouse Subs will soon open along the U.S. 17 corridor in Stafford County. Read more here.

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Roma’s Cafe opened about a week ago in a 1,600-square-foot space at 736 Warrenton Road, which is near the intersection of Plantation Drive. The restaurant had previously been at 1719 Warrenton Road, which is about four miles north on U.S. 17. Learn more about the Italian restaurant here.

This week’s review: Miss Minerva’s Tea Room in Culpeper

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Pimiento cheese + mac ‘n’ cheese = yum. Read more here.

Some parents resort to punishment when kids refuse to eat fruits or vegetables. Others bribe their children with treats. But there are plenty of better ways to encourage kids to nurture their bodies with fruits and veggies. Here are a few ideas.

What’s the most dangerous cooking tool in your kitchen? This New York Times piece warns of the dangers of the immersion blender.

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