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North shore truck-style garlic shrimp.

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Recipes: Hawaiian poke and more dishes to beat the winter blahs

While a tropical vacation might not be in the budget, this menu could provide a nice escape.

Oysters on the half shell and Nantucket Bay Scallops (right) with flutes of Champagne at a table with a view of the Boston Common at Troquet.


Oat Shop opens, Union Square Donuts comes to Brookline, and other restaurant news

Plus the South End gets a new restaurant/wine bar in Frenchie.

FILE - This Jan. 21, 2013 file photo shows an overall view of President Barack Obama taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. The inaugural committee released the lunch menu following the swearing-in ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump. Some 200 guests will be tucking into a first course of Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp in a saffron sauce, Angus beef from Virginia with Idaho potatoes and a dark chocolate sauce, and a chocolate souffle with cherry vanilla ice cream. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, File)

What’s on the Trump menu? Lobster, steak and chocolate

Donald Trump’s first meal as president of the United States isn’t too far from the typical power lunch for a billionaire businessman.

A scientist holds a lobster underwater off the coast of Maine. Sweden is working on how to deal with lobsters sent there that escape from pounds into Swedish waters.

Sweden not giving up fight over lobster imports

Sweden isn’t giving up on a long-running battle with the US and Canada over lobsters that have turned up in Swedish waters.

Julia Child

Cooking With | Gordon Hamersley

Making omelets with Julia Child

She said: “Practice a bit, dearie, so it comes out of the pan just right!”

Greek salad with chicken at Effie’s Kitchen in Roslindale.

Cheap Eats

Effie’s Kitchen in Roslindale: a tiny spot with tremendous Greek food

From excellent avgolemono to overstuffed souvlaki, you will find it here.

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.


When your beer can is also a miniature art gallery

Collective Arts Brewing showcases the work of young artists on its labels.


A steak-friendly salute to her father

Webber Restaurant Group’s wine director blended a red and called it “Patriarch.”


Troquet is relocating to Boston’s Leather District

The restaurant at 140 Boylston St., which has been serving up modern French cuisine for 15 years, is relocating to South Street.

The golden cioppino at RFK Kitchen in Needham.

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If you lived here, you’d be eating now

With RFK Kitchen, Needham gets a new restaurant to return to regularly.

The bar at East Coast Grill.

Inside the (re)opening of East Coast Grill

Little has changed, and that’s just how we like it.

Cheesecake pound cake

Recipe for cheesecake pound cake

This large cake with a rich crumb incorporates cream cheese and butter.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

The confident cook

Want to make doughnuts, dinner rolls, Danishes, and more? Start with basic brioche.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

Bacon and lentil soup

Recipe for bacon and lentil soup

A hearty supper made almost entirely from pantry staples.

Roast chicken with apples and rosemary

Recipe for roast chicken with apples and rosemary

You can get this one-dish meal prepared and into the oven in about 15 minutes.

Make-ahead breakfast burritos

Recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos

Mornings are better when these are waiting for you in the freezer.

Richard Bertinet


Why breadmaking isn’t intimidating, and other words of wisdom

The lessons contained in Richard Bertinet’s book “Dough” have inspired legions of bakers.

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, shows a Taco Bell Cantina restaurant, in Chicago. On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, Taco Bell announced that the company plans to open 45 new locations in Spain, more than doubling the current count. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

Should a high-end Taco Bell open in Davis Square?

A member of the Somerville Board of Aldermen mentioned the possibility at a meeting earlier this week.

Classic chicken provencal.

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These retro French chicken recipes are easier than they sound

Demystifying the classic chicken Provencal and it’s swanky-sounding cousin, chicken Veronique.

Mahi-Mahi at East Coast Grill in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

Cocktail mermaids, Inner Beauty, and a new beginning

East Coast Grill is back in business.

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Bartender Todd Maul warms up to tropical cocktails

In bitter winter, thoughts turn to the tropics: sun-drenched sands, glistening oceans, perhaps a potent tropical beverage. Which brings us to Todd Maul.

The Young Paduan at Tapestry.


Yes, we can all just get along (in a cocktail, at least)

At Tapestry, the Young Paduan brings together spirits from different backgrounds.


New spots coming from teams behind Tres Gatos and Painted Burro, plus other restaurant news

SRV now has a new star pastry chef..

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Trend alert: Wedding cakes go naked

Today’s desserts for the big day take a totally different approach to frosting.

FILE - This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Taco Bell announced plans on Jan. 11, 2017, to go nationwide with its Naked Chicken Chalupa, a taco with a shell made out of fried chicken. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Coming to a Taco Bell near you: A taco shell made out of fried chicken (really)

Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken.

Trillium is once again expanding, with a new brewery set to replace its current Fort Point location sometime next year.


Yet another brewery for Trillium (and it likely won’t be the last)

More beer for everyone as the company plans a new Fort Point spot. You’ll be able to drink beer on premises.

The Air Mail is featured prominently on the menu at the Hawthorne.

From the bar

The Air Mail can get you there quickly

But you should take your time with this sparkling rum cocktail.

The Weddings Issue

When the groom and his friends are chefs, the wedding menu kills it

Puritan & Company’s Will Gilson and bride Molly Kravitz had lots of help from restaurant rockstars on an out-of-this-world feast.

Shakshuka at Pressed Cafe.

Cheap Eats

Burlington just got the fast-casual restaurant we all deserve

Try Pressed to impress.

Cilantro is added to the kukul mas (chicken) curry at L’Aroma Café in West Newton.

West Newton’s L’Aroma Café dishes up feasts from Sri Lanka

The coffee and couches are nice. But it’s the daily special that draws customers from all over the area.

Fuchsia Dunlop


Fuchsia Dunlop’s love affair with Chinese gastronomic culture continues

This time the author introduces us to Jiangnan food in her cookbook "Land of Fish and Rice.”

Grilled whole fish at Moona restaurant in Inman Square in Cambridge.

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Moona leaves you elated, and wanting more

On a busy night at Moona (which seems to be every night), the owners appear to be fully, confidently, even elegantly in their element.

Recipe for beet and goat cheese tart

The two ingredients just go together.

Recipe for pork tenderloin medallions with apples and cabbage

This hard-to-overcook wintry dish is subtly spiced with ginger and garlic.

Recipe for almond-pistachio biscotti

This version is particularly crisp, and pretty studded with nuts.

Recipe for coconut sambal

This tangy, spicy condiment is the perfect complement to curries.

Recipe for Sri Lankan chicken curry

In West Newton, L’Aroma Café has won a following for this and other dishes of the owners’ native land.

Chicken and sausage gumbo.

The Confident Cook

A Louisiana classic with complicated roots

Make a pot of gumbo; get a lesson in the ways cultures come together in a dish.

Absence makes the heart crave chocolate

Living miles apart, two friends start a chocolate company together.

When you want to say ‘I wish I could be there’

Send a care package of soup from Spoonful of Comfort.

Solving the problem of the too-small cookie sheet

Spread out with this spacious, hefty version.

What's the oldest continually running cheese company in the country?

Marin French Cheese, which has been around since 1865.

The bread is in the mail

Yes, Manresa delivers.

Meghan Thompson will become the head pastry chef at SRV in two weeks.


New head pastry chef heading to SRV

Meghan Thompson most recently worked at Townsman.

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Recipes: Healthy bowl meals with grains, veggies, and whatever’s in your fridge

Start with sweet potato and spinach, for instance, and then run with it.

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