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STYLING BY SHERYL JULIAN AND VALERIE RYAN; CHARLIE MAHONEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Iconic New England dishes are easy to cozy up to. A top-loaded lobster roll with its sweet meat and slightly toasted bun is a thing of beauty.
Some New England dishes become favorites because they’re part of the fabric of the region, like salty air and cobblestone streets. Pictured, fish chowder with cornbread.
Big squares of moist, golden cornbread can go with bowls of chowder or beans, or even with eggs the next day.
To the people who love them, Boston baked beans have a familiar taste of molasses and smoke, and every summer picnic is better if someone brings them along.
TYLING BY SHERYL JULIAN and VALERIE RYAN; CHARLIE MAHONEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
Joe Frogger cookies, giant spicy, molasses rounds, made here since the 1800s, are too wonderful to be forgotten.
STYLING BY SHERYL JULIAN AND JANINE SCIARAPPA; CHARLIE MAHONEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
And Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins, regular-sized or minis, managed to live on well past the moment when the now-defunct department store sold them by the dozen.
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