News Bites: Daniele Wins 2015 Good Food Award, Easy Entertaining Healthy Meal Delivery, Papa Razzi Weekly Specials

by David Dadekian
Daniele Juniper Berry Pinot Noir Salame

Daniele Juniper Berry Pinot Noir Salame

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Juniper Berry Pinot Noir Salame Wins 2015 National Good Food Award

For the second consecutive year Daniele, Inc. has been recognized as a winner of the prestigious national Good Food Award for its local line of charcuterie made in Rhode Island from locally raised hogs.

Daniele, Inc.’s Juniper Berry and Pinot Noir salame received a first place award in the blind taste test by 225 of the nation’s top chefs and food critics.

Daniele’s local line was developed as part of an initiative that supports local farmers and encourages the emergence of a new comprehensive food culture in Rhode Island and nearby states.

Enrico Porrino, Daniele’s resident Salumiere, developed the recipe after taste-testing several combinations of wines and herbs. “I decided juniper berries and Pinot Noir made the best marriage,” said Porrino. “This Salami embodies classic Italian flavors, reminiscent of cuisine enjoyed in the Italian Alps.”

Enrico, who is a new addition to the Daniele family, is a 3rd generation Salumiere and was partially inspired during his last trip to Italy where he dined deliciously in the village of Courmayeur, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

The result was another award-winning product from the Daniele, made from hogs raised and made in New England. The Good Food Awards recognize American food producers and the farmers who provide the ingredients for pushing their industry towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
In announcing the winners, the Good Food Awards said those chosen represent some of the country’s best cutting edge culinary talent.

“These awards are a testament of our community’s ability to produce excellence,” said Davide Dukcevich, whose family started Daniele in Rhode Island over 30 years ago. “On behalf of everyone at Daniele, I want to congratulate Enrico Porrino for having won the prestigious Good Food award for best salame. His Juniper Berry and Pinot Noir salame took top honors in a fiercely competitive category. We are all very proud of Enrico.”

Small family farms, including RI’s Timberstone and Blackbird Farm raised high quality hogs for use in the new local line.

Daniele and other food producers in the New England region are continuing to focus on locally grown high quality products. This collaborative effort brings together farms, educational facilities, restaurants, chefs, and food manufactures like Daniele creating economic growth around the agriculture and food sector.


Easy Entertaining Healthy Edamame "Fried" Rice

Easy Entertaining Healthy Edamame “Fried” Rice

Easy Entertaining Inc. Offers Healthy Meal Delivery!

Have you started the New Year with a resolution focused on your health and fitness? Easy Entertaining Inc., a homegrown farm-to-fork catering company, has a program that’s perfect to help you achieve your goals.

Fit Feast and it’s sister program Fit Family, are make-ahead meal programs designed to make healthier meals a more convenient choice than they’re known to be. Fit Feasts are pre-portioned, calorie controlled, meals that consist of hormone free proteins, whole grain carbohydrates, and locally sourced and seasonal vegetables. This combination of ingredients brings satisfying and healthy meals to the table to make the challenge of staying on the healthy track much easier. The meals are delivered to clients’ homes weekly and are guaranteed fresh for five days in refrigeration.

Easy Entertaining has had success with this program for more than 5 years now. For under 500 calories per serving, Easy Entertaining’s Fit Feast clients enjoy appetizing and satisfying meals while keeping their healthy habits on track. What’s easier than healthy take-out?

Favorites from past Fit Feast and Fit Family menus have been dishes such as Orange Chicken Stir Fry over barley with Baffoni Farm’s chicken, Vegetable Grilled Pizzas with a light dusting of cheese and a side salad, Whole Grain Butternut Mac ’n Cheese, Naked Angus Burgers with Blackbird Farm’s beef, house ketchup, and homemade pickles, and more. Easy Entertaining’s Fit Feast program takes healthy eating to a new level with meals packed with protein, fiber, whole grains, and vegetables while keeping bold and interesting flavors in mind.

Make Sunday meal preparation a project of the past and sign up with Easy Entertaining for their Fit Feast program. There’s no better time to build new habits than the start of the New Year and this program can make it easier than ever. For full details and the most current Fit Feast and Fit Family menus and pricing visit Easy Entertaining’s website at

For more information about Fit Feast, Fit Family, and Easy Entertaining Inc. please call Nik Delfino at (401) 437-6090 or e-mail him at


Enrich the Week with Delicious Experiences at Papa Razzi

New England’s Italian Destination Introduces Specials to Help Live ‘La Dolce Vita’ All Week Long

WHO: Papa Razzi, an Italian eatery offering a sophisticated dining experience focused on fresh ingredients and unparalled service, has created weekly specials worthy of celebration.

WHAT: Papa Razzi invites diners to stray away from weekly routines and experience a slice of Italian life. Combining the best of traditional Italian recipes with fresh, local ingredients, Papa Razzi is the perfect place to enjoy the comforts of home cooking in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.

Beat the Monday blues with Mangia Mondays – where all entrees are $15.99 all day. Add an appetizer, pizza, or antipasto or salad for only $7.99, and a glass of house red or white wine for only $5.99.

Break bread while embracing a traditional Italian dish with family and friends on Wednesday nights for Spaghetti Notte. Choose from a selection of gourmet appetizers including the Insalata di Papa and Margherita Pizza. For the main course, enjoy house made pasta dishes including the traditional Spaghetti alla Bolognese or Spaghetti alla Polpetta – the Papa Razzi version of spaghetti and meatballs. Allow yourself to relax from your busy week and rejoice amongst a hearty and delicious dinner for all to enjoy for only $19.99. Add in a bottle of house red or white with Spaghetti Notte menu for only $29.99.

The weekend is when the fun really begins! Indulge in classic brunch offerings Saturday and Sunday with Brunch & Bubbly. From Steak & Eggs to Linguini al Fresco con Funhgi, there are flavors to delight any palate. With the purchase of any brunch entrée, the first Bellini or Mimosa is on them.

WHEN: Mangia Mondays
Every Monday

Brunch & Bubbly
Saturdays and Sundays until 3:00PM

Spaghetti Notte
Every Wednesday

WHERE: Papa Razzi Cranston
1 Paparazzi Way
Garden City Center
Cranston, RI 02920
Mon – Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:00PM

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