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Combo Platter: The Monday Food-News Round-up 

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Another holiday weekend, another triumph for I Que, the highly respected BBQ team that includes Vermont's John Delpha, chef and co-owner of The Belted Cow Bistro . I Que was named Reserve Champion at Lake Placid's I Love Barbecue Festival over the long weekend, second only to Massachusetts-based I Smell Smoke. They also placed second in ribs and fourth in pork. Though the event is all about barbecue, there was also a grilling competition. Delpha and I Que took home Reserve Grand Champion in that event, too. For full results, click here.

Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery and Vermont Smoke and Cure made a national splash when they appeared at the Fancy Food Show in New York last week. Sarah Moulton, food correspondent for "Good Morning America," gave both some love in her report on the event. Unfortunately, the celebrity chef made some big boo-boos: She called Butter & Cheese's award-winning Bijou its newest release. Curd watchers know that the ultra-creamy Cremont holds that title. (Click here to see what the New York Times had to say about the fab new fromage.) Moulton further embarrassed herself when she raved about Vermont Smoke and Cure calling it "Vermont Fire and Smoke." She also exclaimed, "local pigs and cows go into this!" While Smoke and Cure has a special all-Vermont line, the company openly admits that the meat in the products Moulton showcased comes from out of state. Check out her flubs here.

Thursday, the Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester became the first resort to join Central Vermont Public Service’s “Cow Power” program. The destination's 13-room 1811 House is the first part of the compound to convert. Switching to power harnessed from cow manure and methane gasses is a financial loss for the Equinox, but the company judged the change to be "favorable" for cutting its carbon footprint.

In other bovine news, Tina Rizzitano Haupert of the Boston-based blog Carrots 'n' Cake won the Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour Contest in May. Her prize? She gets to travel all over Vermont, visiting farms that provide their milk to Stonyfield Farm. Click here to read about her adventures.

Last week, USA Today gave a special shout-out to the fattest foods in every state. Want to nurture and extra chin or two in Vermont? Staff writer Nancy Hellmich suggests that you grab a Vermontster at Ben & Jerry's. Long a media darling for its outrageous excess, the sundae features 20 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, bananas, cookies and brownies.

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Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

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AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

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