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Pasta frittata and a sweet snack of coconut-apricot truffles make for a nice lunch at school or work, no refrigeration necessary.


Recipes: Real food to send in a school lunch (or bring to work)

Pasta frittata and a sweet snack of coconut-apricot truffles class up any cafeteria.

Recipe for Momma Rona’s sweet noodle pudding

So rich, so custardy.

Recipe for spicy shrimp on white beans with cilantro gremolata

Skewered shrimp cook in the broiler or on the grill

Recipe for frisee salad with pears, hazelnuts, and blue cheese

A classic pairing makes a fine fall appetizer

Roasted eggplant pizza at Veggie Crust in Somerville.

Cheap Eats

Where the pizza is vegetarian and incorporates the flavors of India

Somerville’s Veggie Crust caters to vegans, too

Recipe for frittata with angel hair pasta and vegetables

Leeks, corn, tomatoes, and herbs brighten this eggy dish

The menu at Scopa includes pork baby back ribs.

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At Scopa, not your average North End menu

One thing you can predict: The place is unpredictable.

By the Glass

‘A profound desire to find the truth’ about Chianti Classico

Their book is the culmination of intensive research throughout the wine’s region

Home grown, no soil needed

SproutsIO revolutionizes gardening through technology.

But it’s still good at the movies

Popped sorghum has a similar texture to popcorn.

A scale with all the features

It was designed with the user in mind.

A really easy way to chop garlic

The Garlic Twister does the job.

Butter gets better and better

Casco Bay Butter Co. uses high-quality cream from small dairies throughout New England.

Debra Samuels (right) with her mother, Rona Greenberg.

One last taste of my mother’s cooking

A leftover noodle pudding, eaten sooner than expected.

Crispy chicken with tsimmes

Recipe for crispy chicken with tsimmes

Colorful and complex enough for a holiday celebration.

The Informer: A pop-up restaurant, a charity race, and a TEDx audition

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


Things aren’t looking cloudy for Rhinegeist Brewery

Those murky New England IPAs are great, but this Cincinnati outfit has other things in mind


The Hourly Oyster House opens, Pink Samurai closes ‘temporarily,’ and other restaurant news

Plus: Refine your kitchen game with cooking classes at Townsman

The Coop burger at Mainely Burgers.

Quick Bite

Mainely Burgers, but in Massachusetts

This is the first restaurant for brothers Jack and Max Barber, who run three Mainely food trucks in — you guessed it — Maine.

Bold Types

A gift horse, courtesy of a golf course

When it was announced that Route One Miniature Golf & Batting Cages in Saugus would close Sunday, Michael Barsamian decided he needed a piece of it.

On the menu at Haley.Henry, a slate of mangalica.

Cheap Eats

Haley.Henry: a few glasses of wine, a few tins of fish, and a happy place

You’re greeted so earnestly that any awkwardness at the door melts away.


Pumpkin beer for beer geeks

Funky Pumpkin and the new Funkier Pumpkin will never be mistaken for Thanksgiving pie

Representative James P. McGovern of the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts.


A James Beard award for fighting hunger?

Why one Massachusetts congressman is being honored for his work.

Dining Decor

The story behind Deadhorse Hill’s chalkboard mural

That’s one crazy octopus.

How to make No. 9 Park’s Palmyra cocktail

Simplicity never goes out of fashion

Eataly’s first stateside location, in New York.

Eataly is coming, and it’s enormous. Now how to fill all those open jobs?

With Boston in the midst of a massive shortage of food-industry workers, the influx of 600 jobs threatens to deplete the small pool of employees.

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It’s complicated

Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton created the French Culinary Institute in New York in 1984. Restaurateur and Food Network host Bobby Flay was among its first students.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, 67; founded French culinary institute

Ms. Hamilton’s vocational course in Nova Scotia evolved into one of the world’s leading culinary schools.

A can of Ramon Pena mussels. Saltie Girl specializes in tinned seafood.

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Yes, tinned seafood at Saltie Girl is a deluge of pure delight

The inspiration for Saltie Girl Seafood Bar traces to a legendary tapas bar in Barcelona. If only all of the dishes didn’t arrive at once.

Korean cheese corn

How to make Korean barbecue at home

There’s a good bit of prep, but nothing complicated — and it’s fun.

Steak, mushrooms, garlic, and chiles on a tabletop grill.

Where to find the area’s best Korean barbecue

Fierce flavors, spectacular sides, and the joy of tabletop grilling.

Kellogg recalls about 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over listeria fear

Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are among the states affected by the recall.

Snakku delivers Japanese snacks

Artisanal rice crackers and red bean paste-filled mochi, right to your door.

Recipe for zucchini and Parmesan quiche

What to take to your next potluck

Recipe for corn and black bean quesadillas with peach salsa

A versatile snack, elevated to supper fare

Displaced Syrians in Al-Shadadi district in Al-Hassakeh, northeast Syria, wait for WFP food trucks that bring them their monthly food rations.

Two ways to help feed the hungry in Syria

The World Food Programme’s food boxes serve 4 million people a month in Syria, while an app makes a difference in small increments.

Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe coauthored


And dessert was prune pudding: a look at the food history of the Great Depression

Who was this Aunt Sammy, anyway?

Recipe for grilled cabbage ‘dumplings’

Inspired by tradition, but wrapped in a leafy green

Dunk. Eat. Repeat.

Kiff makes South African rusks, meant for accompanying coffee or tea.

Chop chop!

A gadget that cuts your food, quick and easy.

The confident cook

Is it a soupy pasta or a pasta soup? Either way, it’s a weeknight classic.

Pasta e fagioli gets topped with crushed red pepper, Parmesan, and herbs.

Adam Salomone (left) and Bruce Shaw in 2013 launched The Food Loft, a shared office space for food-based startups in their South End headquarters.

For companies with a food focus, Boston is fertile

Boston is getting crowded with companies seeking to change the way we eat. And the money is following.

Bill Murray apparently likes to give people drinks.

Meet Bill Murray, bartender

Some lucky bargoers in New York will see a familiar face serving drinks this weekend as Bill Murray is set to tend bar at his son’s Brooklyn restaurant.

506 on the River Inn.

Fall Travel | Magazine

7 stylish new and revamped hotels and inns across New England

Try these spots, from posh and chic to cozy and nostalgic, for a refreshing fall getaway.

Walrus & Carpenter.

Fall Travel | Magazine

Add these great tastes of fall to your to-do list

Autumn means cider in Massachusets, oysters in Rhode Island, and the best beer in the world (Vermont).

The Chef’s Barbecue Board at Lucy’s American Tavern.

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Now playing at a former video store: Lucy’s American Tavern

This sleek new Dorchester spot is hopping, even on a Monday night.

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