//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/tart5A.jpg Recipe for bittersweet chocolate tart

When first baked, the filling of this tart has the consistency of a pudding, but one that’s firm enough to hold its shape when cut.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/bucatiniwithbeetpesto2xxsallyrec(2of2).jpg Recipe for bucatini with beet pesto, goat cheese, and arugula

The satisfying bite of bucatini, a thick, tubular, spaghetti-like pasta (“buca” in Italian means “hole”), holds up well with this neon-pink pesto.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/parfait1A.jpg Recipe for raspberry parfait for two

One challenge of creating a romantic dinner for two is that most recipes are designed to feed four or more.

A Side of Science

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/tlumacki_somervillechocolates_lifestyle567.jpg How cacao beans becomes chocolate bars

The science behind chocolate, from fermentation to the Maillard reaction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/wiggs_Giveaway_627552.jpg Feeding frenzy: inside America’s Test Kitchen’s equipment giveaway

America’s Test Kitchen employees have the chance to score everything from useless widgets to $400 coffee makers.

Food & Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/IMG_5389.jpg From Bengali sweets to Keralan curries, an array of Desi flavors in far Queens

Never mind Jackson Heights. For real regional variety, head to the outskirts of the borough.


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After a tabloid divorce, Dean Sheremet left the entertainment business for a culinary career. Now he has a new cookbook.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/10inexpo_BostonWineExpo_Option4_SeaportHotel&WorldTradeCenterA.jpg The 25th annual Boston Wine Expo takes place Feb. 13-14

The 25th annual Boston Wine Expo takes place Feb. 13-14.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Marmalade.jpg Blake Hill Preserves makes glorious marmalades and more

Vermont company turns crates of fresh citrus from California into glistening jars filled with luscious flavors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kreiter_curiocoffee4_food.jpg Worthy waffles at Curio Coffee in Cambridge

Belgian-style Liege waffles are served amid a collection of unusual and intriguing objects.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/heart-mallowsSILO.jpg Marshmallows topped with chocolate hearts

Apotheker’s is crafting a limited run of marshmallows topped with chocolate hearts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/Vanilla.jpg Nashoba Valley Extract Co. offers more than plain vanilla

Nashoba Valley Extract Co. offers several varieties of vanilla and more.


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Ken Oringer’s sushi parlor within the Eliot Hotel has opened after a revamp.

The Confident Cook

Flavorful fish cooked inside a salt crust

It may look complicated, but this is an easy way to prepare whole fish.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

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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 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.

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.

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.