A Laotian man tends to his crops at Flats Mentor Farm.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

A Laotian man tends to his crops at Flats Mentor Farm.

A different sort of farm share

Maria Moreira of Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster rents space on her land to new immigrants who want to farm, charging them $50 a season. By Jane Dornbusch

Cheap Eats

Canton spot serves Lebanese food that mama OK’d

Lebanon-born Pierre Aoun makes versions of classic dishes that are remarkably good. He credits his mother, Boghdana, who won’t let him serve anything she doesn’t like.

plated

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/viewA.jpg Audrey Giannattasio explores Boston through a visitor’s eyes

Giannattasio leads public and private groups on food-focused walking tours of Boston neighborhoods through her company Boston Foodie tours.

from the bar

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/03bar_Pinkwine&bluefish_photocreditKristinCanty_090315A.jpg Line-caught bluefish pairs with a French pink

At Woods Hill Table in West Concord, bluefish steaks might be served with a rose from France’s Loire Valley.

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/27decor(1)A.psd Dining decor: Ogawa Coffee

At Ogawa Coffee in Downtown Crossing, Kiyomizu-yaki pottery is adorned with hand-painted flowers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/FullSizeRender(42)A.jpg Recipe for nectarine kuchen

With its press-in-the-pan dough and fruit filling, this cake is similar, but not identical, to a German kuchen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kebab4A.jpg Recipe for chicken skewers with Mexican-style tomato-jalapeno sauce

To make a tomato-based spicy sauce for chicken skewers, char whole tomatoes, garlic, and chiles on a grill, then pulse them in a blender.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/09seasrec3Ginger-peachcoffeecakewithgingersnapcrumbtopping(1of1)A.jpg Recipe for ginger-peach coffee cake with gingersnap crumb topping

If you’re hosting a large gathering or bringing a dish to one, this one-bowl cake layers peaches and gingersnap crumbs in the middle of the cake and again on top.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/02seasrec1lemonricottapancakes(1of1)Ab.jpg Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce

To enjoy a special weekend breakfast, leave the mix in the pantry and try these scratch pancakes (they’re only slightly more challenging).

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/shutterstock_104845805.jpg A taste of America through Jell-O

At The Jell-O Gallery in LeRoy, N.Y., you can watch Jell-O wiggle.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/DSC_0373(2)A.jpg In Hong Kong, a tour of cheap food in simple surroundings

Find “silk stocking” tea, toast with coconut jam, and more on a walking food tour of Hong Kong.

Smart Cooks | Video

Slow-roasted striped bass with tomato-peach salsa

This week’s Smart Cooks column feature slow-roasted striped bass. The flesh stays moist and silky smooth, and the low oven doesn’t make your kitchen quite so hot.

the burger beat | jon Mael

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_02bugerpix4_LIFE.jpg City Streets Restaurant

City Streets Restaurant in Waltham, which is moving to a larger space in the fall, has such a following for its burgers that it makes 200 City Burgers a week.

The Confident cook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Spaghettiwithpesto02cook(1of1)A.jpg Basil begs for pesto, and summer spaghetti comes next

Basil at its peak begs to be turned into pesto and that, in turn, suggests summer spaghetti.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/GochujangKoreanChiliSauceProductImage-ChungJungOne(FINAL)A.jpg The coolest hot condiment on the market

Although fire-engine red, Korean fermented red-chili paste, called gochujang, is a spicy paste with a mellow sweetness.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chips.jpg Late July cracker company expanding chips

Boston-based Late July cracker company introduced a new line, Clasico Tortilla Chips.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/13/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/EVC_front_02A.jpg Popcorn with unusual flavors, like powdered kale

Quinn Popcorn, founded in Arlington five years ago, is now based in Boulder, Colo., and offering popped popcorn in unusual flavors, like kale and sea salt.

The Confident cook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Spaghettiwithpesto02cook(1of1)A.jpg Basil begs for pesto, and summer spaghetti comes next

Basil at its peak begs to be turned into pesto and that, in turn, suggests summer spaghetti.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/dining_out_90.jpg Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/cheap_eats_90.jpg Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

The best and worst from Boston dining

devra first

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/09dining1--90x90.jpg The 2014 Boston restaurant awards

Boston ate well in 2014. Let’s take a look back at the highs and lows — the tastes, restaurants, and people that made this a year to remember.

Best wines under $20

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/05plonkapix17.jpg 10th annual Plonkapalooza: Best wines under $20

Sommeliers sampled 25 whites, 25 reds, all under $20, and uncorked some surprises among the winning wines.

Double shot

Matt Viser | Double Shot

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/doubleshot-5060.png The buzz on coffee and the people who drink it

Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.

Seasonal recipes

Ginger-peach coffee cake with gingersnap crumb topping

Recipe for ginger-peach coffee cake with gingersnap crumb topping

If you’re hosting a large gathering or bringing a dish to one, this one-bowl cake layers peaches and gingersnap crumbs in the middle of the cake and again on top.

The Burger Beat

the burger beat | jon Mael

City Streets Restaurant

City Streets Restaurant in Waltham, which is moving to a larger space in the fall, has such a following for its burgers that it makes 200 City Burgers a week.

Cheap eats

Clockwise from top: Grape leaves; mujadara (lentil and rice dish); hummus roll-up sandwich; owner Pierre Aoun with his mother, Boghdana, at The Grape Leaf in Canton.

Cheap Eats

Canton spot serves Lebanese food that mama OK’d

Lebanon-born Pierre Aoun makes versions of classic dishes that are remarkably good. He credits his mother, Boghdana, who won’t let him serve anything she doesn’t like.

New England diners

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/p24_Jamie_Floyd.jpg 16 must-visit New England diners

These restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.

Barbecue in Boston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p22_opening_photo.jpg Boston’s 10 best BBQ joints

We decree which spots serve the tastiest ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other smoked specialties.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/headmag0803_Cover-1956--90x90.jpg The food issue

How “Top Chef” Kristen Kish entertains, plus Clover Food Lab’s secret ingredient.