Tastes of Rhode Island

Hosted by star pooley
Group active since Mon, Jan 02, 2012

COOKBOOK: "Tastes of Rhode Island"

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA, is not small on taste. R.I. has a broad ethnic food collection and some specific foods that say "Rhode Island".

Rhode Island has a very diverse ethnic population with Italians making up the largest percent at 19%, Irish 18.3%, English 12.1%, Portuguese 8.2%, French 8% and all others complete the ethnic melting pot. Rhode Island has a higher percentage of Americans of Portuguese ancestry, including Portuguese Americans and Cape Verdean Americans than any other state in the nation.

This group will feature recipes specific to the state. Many, I grew up on! Enjoy & share!!

Philip Miller
Feb 6, 2013


New member here. I am Phil, originally from the East Side of Providence. Left 50 years ago to go to college and now reside in central NJ. Sadly, the only times I have visited Little Rhody was for funerals, but, hey! I have my Hope High 50th Reunion come June. I joined the site and signed the guest-book. So I may be repeating myself. I recently discovered a lovely Portuguese bakery not far from where I live, which had led me to start learning Portuguese (being retired, it is not a bad thing to do), which led me to seek out Portuguese food sites and groups, which led me here. My best RI food memories? The clam cakes down at the shore, a little fish-and-chips place in Warren, and the East Side diner (near the Red Bridge).

e lacey
May 29, 2012

Far from home!!:(

Hi, my name is Ericka.I'm from R.I, but moved to South Dakota seven yr. ago! My mom relocated out here and I had my first child, I wanted to be closer to her; so I moved. What a big change! It's beautiful here, but i miss home..... By the way, in the description of the group there is no mention of Native Americans who make up the population there. Such as Nipmuc, Narragansett; and many others.I'm happy to join this group, so i can feel closer to HOME!