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The February issue of Food & Wine magazine gives a nod to the localvore movement, by featuring two chef-advocates on either side of the country. Vermont's own Jeremy Silansky, chef de cuisine at American Flatbread in Waitsfield, shares his recipes for watercress salad with beets and roasted-garlic crostini; butternut squash soup with apple and smoked cheddar; and red wine-braised lamb shanks. No mention of pizza . . .

Beginning January 15, Hen of the Wood in Waterbury will feature "Chalkboard Menu Mondays." At the slow start of the week, Chefs Eric Warnstedt and Craig Tresser will whip up entrées for under $20 that "celebrate our local farms and sustainable agriculture," according to Warnstedt. Patrons will also get a special deal on carafes of wine.