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Birds on spits at Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken in Somerville.

Peruvian chicken fans in East Boston, Somerville, Chelsea

Pollo a la brasa is a meal eaten almost exclusively in restaurants in Peru and in Boston, where four eateries now offer it. By Elizabeth Mindreau


// The Breakfast Club’s Karate Kid Thermos lunchbox

A Karate Kid Thermos lunchbox is propped on a shelf in the dining room of The Breakfast Club, sitting among other pop culture curiosities.


// Trillium Brewing set to expand

JC Tetreault and his wife, Esther, have signed a lease for Trillium Brewing Co. on a 16,000-square-foot space in Canton.

dining out

// With Centre Street Cafe, Jamaica Plain sees an Italian renaissance

The team behind Tres Gatos bought the nearby Centre Street Cafe and turned it into an Italian restaurant.


// North African cuisine helps melt winter away

Every New Englander has a snow story. Here is Gordon Hamersley’s, which includes Moroccan-born truck guys and a yearning for tagine.

winter kitchen

// Recipe for turkey meatballs with quick tomato sauce on angel hair pasta

Shape the meatballs into 1½-inch rounds (easiest done with a small ice cream scoop) and broil them for a minute to brown the tops, then finish cooking in the tomato sauce.

Sunday Supper & More

Versatile cabbage in a hearty stew, then soup

The versatile green heads turn up in a hearty stew first, then in soup simmered with chickpeas.


// Jeremy Nolen shares lighter side of German cuisine

The chef and co-owner of the Philadelphia restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz coauthored “New German Cooking” with his wife, Jessica.

seasonal recipe

// Recipe for ginger-pear crisp with cardamom

Scandinavians love its unique flavor and it has become a favorite spice for baking, more popular than cinnamon.

By the Glass

// Reds that capture the spirit of the Rhone

From the sea of Cotes du Rhone bottles, selecting value pours that offer both character and quality can be a challenge.

// Some delivery restaurants thriving, others suffering

The weather has forced fast-food delivery restaurants to make changes to their operations.

// Recipe for baked cauliflower with mustard

The dish is made with unsweetened coconut, a chile pepper, yogurt, and cilantro.

seasonal recipe

// Recipe for orange, arugula and date salad with ginger-lime dressing

Celebrate citrus season with brightly colored navel oranges in their classic orange hue.

Food & TRavel

// With Karoo, South African brings dishes of her homeland to Eastham

From Cape Town to Cape Cod reads the slogan on servers’ T-shirts at Karoo Restaurant, opened by South African restaurateur Sanette Groenewald.


// Functional and fun ice packs

Cute doesn’t get any more fetching than the whimsical critter ice packs by Kikkerland Design.


// Artisanal melt-in-your-mouth candy at Halvah Heaven

The sesame-paste confection, halvah, was a new frontier for Sherborn resident Victoria Wallins, who launched Halvah Heaven.

// Forum Bar & Restaurant to close

The owners of the restaurant that was heavily damaged in the Marathon bombings said the building’s landlord was nearly tripling rent.

Devra First

// James Beard award semifinalists for 2015 announced

It is great to see Alden & Harlow make the list for best new restaurant. The other regional mention is Central Provisions in Portland, also a contender for a nomination.

Dining capsules

// Where to eat in Greater Boston

Globe critics offer their take on great places to grab a quick bite, or a sumptuous meal.

The best and worst from Boston dining

devra first

// 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

// 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

// 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

// 16 must-visit New England diners

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

Barbecue in Boston

// Boston’s 10 best BBQ joints

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

Globe Magazine

// The food issue

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