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Polina Chesnakova

Articles written by Polina Chesnakova

Polina Chesnakova is a cook, baker and the writer behind Chesnok, a food blog inspired by her Russian-Georgian heritage. If she could, she would eat every meal as a picnic, followed by ice cream. She currently lives in Providence, RI.

Twenty Paces Farm: The ‘Newe’ Guys In Town


Head “twenty paces from the ole’ oak tree” on Bellair Farm and you’ll most likely find Tom Pyne tending to sheep and goats while they graze away on lush, green pastures and cozy up in the nearby barn. Take in the bucolic surroundings, hang out with the happy, well-fed herd, and then direct yourself to […]

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Shop Talk: City Vineyard Wines, Billings, MT.


City Vineyard in Billings, Montana’s cheese counter, featuring dozens of imported and domestic offerings has become a major draw.

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In Rhode Island, A Sweet and Salty Adventure in Cheese


In Little Compton, Rhode Island, Sweet and Salty Farm is crafting small-batch cheese and yogurt with milk from their herd of grass-fed Jersey cows

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Virginia is for (Cheese) Lovers


Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, with their fertile soil and mild climate, create an ideal terroir for raising dairy. Hence, the special taste of a Virginian cheese.

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Get Your Psychedelic Fix with Magic Shroom Cheese


Fudgy, dense and a little creamy under the wrinkly rind, these whimsical shroom cheeses carry “varying levels of intrigue”.