Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

At Santouka in Harvard Square, everybody loves ramen

Santouka is a branch of a popular chain from Hokkaido, Japan specializing in tonkotsu broth, made from pork bones. By Devra First


// Frederick Law Olmsted’s influence at Fairsted Kitchen

Shelving behind the Brookline restaurant’s bar, are reminiscent of shelves inside landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted’s nearby estate, Fairsted.


//'s.jpg A sad au revoir in Cambridge

Restaurant openings, closings, and chatter in the Boston area.

// Tastes from her Taiwanese tradition

Jennifer Che’s award-winning blog, Tiny Urban Kitchen, has her searching for the food of her childhood.


// New Alden is a winner

Mayflower Brewing Co. has recently begun to expand its offerings, notably to a double-IPA called Alden.


// Family-friendly dining with Catalyst’s William Kovel

The experience of becoming a parent changed the way Kovel looks at hospitality.


// A delicious kosher Israeli red for Passover

Seth Yaffe, chief operating officer for The Gallows Group, recommends a 2013 Barkan Vineyards “Classic” Pinot Noir.

// Dining guide

Cheap eats and dining out reviews of area restaurants.


//,too.jpg James Beard award nominees announced

This year’s awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world,” include many regional candidates.

dining out

// Meju serves Korean food that’s just modern enough

At the Korean-inspired restaurant in Davis Square, the food is so purely craveable it seems it must contain something illicit and addictive.

Cooking With Gordon Hamersley

// Endives: from a foreign concept to a favored status

The chef recalls how endives went from foreign to favored in his eyes.

Munch Madness 2015

Munch Madness: Meet the Final Four

Which restaurants should make it to the Top 2? Vote now in the semifinal match-ups.

Cheap Eats

// In Brookline Village, Pon Thai Bistro boasts big flavor

Sivika “Pon” Hunter of Pon Thai Bistro will be the first to tell you that owning a restaurant is completely different than making dinner for friends.

25sunday - Recipe for lamb chops by Sally Pasley Vargas. (Sally Pasley Vargas for The Boston Globe)

Sunday Supper & More

Succulent lamb loin chops become salad with eggplant

Sunday Supper begins with lamb loin chops, served with pomegranate-mint salsa. The second-day dish uses some of the lamb and salsa in a salad.


// An ancient Turkish city with its own spicy take on kebabs

The aromas of Urfa kebabs fill the night in the ancient city of Sanliurfa , in southeastern Turkey.


// Collapsible popcorn maker for movie night at home

The new silicone Lékué PopCorn Maker, which collapses for space-saving storage, pops kernels in the microwave in less than three minutes.

// Cozy cafe in a restored Worcester mill building

BirchTree Bread Co.’s owner-baker Robert Fecteau worked at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and learned bread baking in San Francisco.

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.

Dining out

Cheap eats


Robert Fecteau of BirchTree Bread Co. offers rustic bread, baked goods, and grilled sandwiches such as corned beef and red cabbage.

Cozy cafe in a restored Worcester mill building

BirchTree Bread Co.’s owner-baker Robert Fecteau worked at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston and learned bread baking in San Francisco.

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.