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

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

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

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 Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Chicken, Broccoli Rabe,  and Fontina


Recipes: These twice-baked sweet potatoes make a whole meal

Plus, more ideas that give the ingredient a starring role, including a skillet pasta and a bright and cheerful soup.

Gary Taubes


Is sugar a food or a drug?

Gary Taubes examines the history and harmful effects of America’s favorite ingredient in “The Case Against Sugar.”

Chicken, shrimp, and sausage gumbo Hazel.

Recipe: Layer the flavors, darken the roux. Mardi Gras is served.

This recipe, adapted from Paul Prudhomme, puts classic gumbo at your fingertips.

The confident cook

Technique: How to make perfectly pillowy gnocchi

Plus a recipe for serving the potato dumplings with sage-scented brown butter.

Pear and ginger crumble

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: An easy crumble shows how well pears and ginger combine

It’s a perfect vehicle for ice cream, too.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: New Orleans is famous for its barbecue shrimp. Here’s how to make a version at home.

It’s an ideal recipe for your Mardi Gras festivities (but it has nothing at all to do with barbecuing).

Lodge Manufacturing’s cast-iron care kit.

How do you take care of that cast-iron skillet?

This kit from Lodge offers assistance.

Togue Brawn, owner of Downeast Dayboat

‘I don’t think Maine scallops are better, I know Maine scallops are better.’

Downeast Dayboat operator Togue Brawn wants everyone to know about her state’s seafood.

Produce at Saltbox Farm in Concord.

CSA Day is a reminder to sign up for summer farm shares

In the depths of winter, growing season is just around the corner. Time to invest in community-supported agriculture.

Korean soft tofu stew (soondubu jjigae).

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Korean soups with choose-your-adventure spiciness

Warm up with these easy and delicious dishes featuring soft tofu and kimchi.


The Informer: An art exhibit, a school vacation program, and a cooking class

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Swordfish at Lion’s Tail.

Quick bite

Where to drink cocktails called Good Luck Finding a DJ Who Can Move & Shake Like Thissssssss and Paul Rudd’s Hawaiian Name in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Wild things are shaking at Lion’s Tail in the South End’s Ink Block complex.

Carl Dooley, the chef at The Table at Season to Taste.

hot ticket

These two chefs make for a tasty team

Two of the hottest chefs around — Carl Dooley and Mark McCann — join forces for a one-night-only feast Feb. 22.

Josh Lewin is co-owner of Juliet in Somerville, one of the Massachusetts restaurants that have joined a national Sanctuary Restaurants movement.

What does Trump’s crackdown on immigration mean for restaurants?

Those who work in the industry are speaking out, getting organized, and raising money to support immigrants’ rights.

A beer in the Barrel House Z tap room.


Taste your way through the tap room at Barrel House Z

A visit to the Weymouth operation is a lesson in the possibilities of barrel aging.

Splintering, broken wine glass

Perspective | Magazine

Listen up: Restaurants are too loud!

The number one complaint Bostonians have about restaurants is noise. Did you catch that?

MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 13: Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As well groups are calling for a general strike against controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who plans to turn sheriffs into immigration agents. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

‘Day Without Immigrants’ aims to show importance of migrants

The boycott calls for immigrants not to attend work, open their businesses, spend money, or even send their children to school.

The Flatbread Company (Davis Square site above) is opening its first Boston location.


Buttermilk & Bourbon on tap, Flatbread is spreading, and other restaurant news

Plus: Ivan Ramen is popping up at Uni.

Maura Kilpatrick (left) and Ana Sortun of Oleana in Cambridge are up for James Beard awards for outstanding pastry chef and outstanding chef, respectively.

Who are the semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard awards?

This year sees many contenders for national nominations in the Boston area and beyond.

Alsace-inspired sausages and sauerkraut with “sun-kissed” riesling


Sauerkraut and a sun-kissed wine at Kirkland Tap & Trotter

What to drink with choucroute garnie? This riesling is just right.

Dogfish Head’s Flesh & Blood IPA


Six beers you should be drinking right now

A ton of new brews have hit the stores since early January. Out right now, these selections are worth trying.

How do you spell ‘Happy Birthday’ in Braille?

Donna’s Cakes in West Roxbury designs cakes with messages that blind customers can read for themselves.

Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.”


The African-Americans in the White House kitchen

In his new book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet,” Adrian Miller explores a previously untold part of black history.

Beef sirloin with tallow bread pudding at Oak + Rowan.

dining out

Oak + Rowan brings cocktail carts and caviar to Fort Point

The sister restaurant to Newburyport’s Ceia and Brine arrives in Boston, bringing culinary ambition along with it.

Christopher Kimball with wife and cofounder Melissa Baldino at Milk Street.

A day in the life of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

The bow-tied culinary icon left Cook’s Illustrated and ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ to start this new venture. Here’s a look behind the scenes.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: How to cook cioppino, the impressive seafood stew (that’s secretly not that hard to make)

The briny, savory dish conjures up Italian-American San Francisco.

Recipe: Sugar cookies are even sweeter sandwiched with chocolate ganache

A mixture of chocolate and cream holds things together.

Scoop & Pick

Olives can’t escape this utensil

Get the slippery suckers out of the jar with this scoop.

These teas are said to have restorative powers. They’re made from local mushrooms.

Tamim Teas feature shiitake, reishi, maitake, lion’s mane, and chaga mushrooms, along with plenty of flavorful herbs.

Baked semolina polenta with mushrooms

The Confident Cook

A streamlined path to perfect polenta

Hold the cornmeal. This version is made with semolina, and it’s as light as a souffle.

Chicken kebab with rice pilaf, hummus, and cabbage salad at Fairouz in West Roxbury.

Cheap Eats

At Fairouz in West Roxbury, sharing the tastes of the Lebanese table

A dentist missing the dishes of home finds a solution: Open a restaurant.

duck breast

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Easy ways to transform duck breasts into a special dinner

Their full flavor and air of sophistication suit them well for Valentine’s Day.

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Where to Eat

Where to eat in Greater Boston

A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.

Cutting Edge | Magazine

A novel solution to keeping wine fresh

Boston startup Kuvee brings a modern approach to the classic problem of leftover libations.

The savory bacon and egg oat bowl at Oat Shop in Somerville.

Quick Bite

Now Somerville has a cafe devoted solely to oatmeal

Oat Shop is for all you cereal monogamists out there.

The new PricewaterhouseCoopers building at 101 Seaport Boulevard (second from left) hosts a slew of openings in the coming weeks.


Seaport gets a whole lot of lunch, where to find al fresco fire pits, and other restaurant news

Plus: B3 will serve up Southern food from a Hungry Mother alum and live music from Berklee musicians.

Tim Hanni


Why you like what you like, explained by a Master of Wine

Yes, you have a “vinotype,” says Tim Hanni. Are you tolerant, sensitive, hypersensitive, or sweet?


Fat Tire and more roll into Massachusetts

New Belgium Brewing Co., the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewery, is expanding into the state.

From the Bar

How to make Pagu’s Mount Tamalpais cocktail

Forget cloying pink drinks. This one’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and perfectly balanced.

Now you can spiralize your citrus too

It’s not just for zucchini and butternut squash anymore.

By the Glass

Everything you need to know about Italian sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day

For starters: All Prosecco is not created equal. Here’s how to decipher the labels.

Pho dac biet at Pho Countryside.

Cheap Eats

City style at Pho Countryside

The Kenmore Square Vietnamese restaurant offers dishes full of fresh flavor.

The Confident Cook

A carnivore’s valentine: How to make the perfect bone-in rib eye for two

A dinner to impress, with very little effort.

Desiree Curtis, left, was with her daughter Julianne Fisher at Beacon Hill Chocolates on the lookout for a few treats.

The quest for the Boston area’s best chocolate shop

One man sets out to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for his wife. (He owes her.)

Fiona's dark-chocolate bark with almonds, cranberries, and crystallized ginger by Gordon Hamersley.

Ingredients for the best homemade chocolate bark: love and imagination

Wrap some up for your sweetheart, engineered precisely for his or her taste.

Ethiopian coffee from Speckled Ax, a Maine coffee roaster.

Which New England products won Good Food Awards?

The prestigious awards are a coveted honor among artisanal food makers.

Double shot

Matt Viser | Double Shot

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