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Food News: Volunteer to share your love of food

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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The owners of F.W. Sullivan’s in downtown Fredericksburg had plans to open two additional restaurants downtown, but those plans have been delayed. A Mexican restaurant that had been planned for the former location of Fatty J’s is now slated to open in Richmond. Bill Freehling has details here.

This week’s review: Country Cookin’ in Fredericksburg

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Need help getting inspired to cook winter vegetables? Read this.

Eating extra greens can help protect your vision enough to continue reading, dialing a telephone, driving and recognizing faces. Learn more here.

What sweeteners deserve a spot in your pantry? Read Jennifer Motl’s advice here.

Talk about a multi-state effort! The owner of Virginia Barbecue recently appeared on a Pennsylvania TV station to talk about making North Carolina pulled pork. Find a link to the video here.

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Did you know the Virginia Cooperative Extension trains volunteers to help educate the public about nutrition, cooking and other food-related health topics? If this sounds like the volunteer opportunity for you, read this column from last week’s House & Home section.


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