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  • Daytrippers: Federal Hill Food Tour

    Daytrippers: Federal Hill Food Tour
    The storied Federal Hill section of Providence isn't lacking in good taste especially if you walk the walk. On Federal Hill there's a tour where the historic meets the caloric. For the past nine years pastry chef Cindy Salvato has run the epicurean adventure called "Savoring Federal Hill." "It's all about the food, no matter what anyone tells you," Salvato said, "on the tour we go into five different shops, we meet owners, go into their kitchens, we hear their family stories, and we eat the entire way." The first stop is Venda Ravioli which is part market and part restaurant. Meats and cheeses glimmer as the stars under the lights in the vast counters at Venda and with an array of exotic varieties, Venda Ravioli claims to have perfected the pasta pocket (pumpkin, chicken-walnut, sun dried tomato-- all winners). Manager Michael McLynch said, "you come into Venda in Federal Hill, it's no different than you coming into my house, you come in, we eat, we talk, everything revolves around food, it's all part of our heritage."
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot. The looters break open...

    South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions

    South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant...

    Jackie Selebi, corrupt South African ex-police chief, dies at 64

    CAPE TOWN Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital after being in an...

    South Africa: 153 arrested in looting and riots targeting foreign-owned shops

    Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. The targeting of Soweto area shops owned by immigrants from Ethiopia, Somalia and...