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There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

Latest Food & Dining headlines

How music corresponds with flavor

Caffeine and chill with Hojoko’s Japanese Caucasian

The sensei abides

Sound “is the forgotten flavor sense,” says experimental psychologist Charles Spence of University of Oxford’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory in England.

A side of science

Does the crunch make your apple taste better?

Sound “is the forgotten flavor sense.”

Hot fudge that supports a good cause

COOP’s MicroCreamery hot fudge is made by women trying to work their way out of homelessness and poverty.

Beef tendon with “spicy wonder” sauce  at Sichuan Gourmet.

Cheap Eats

Build it, and they will come: Sichuan Gourmet opens in Burlington

At the Burlington restaurant, cuisine of Zhong Li’s native Sichuan is star of the show.

Top: Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream stand in Skowhegan, Maine.

Food & Travel

Gifford’s ice cream is a longtime Maine tradition

But no, there isn’t actually any lobster in the Maine Lobster Tracks flavor

Blackbird’s ice cream sandwich doughnut

The only thing better than doughnuts? Ice cream sandwich doughnuts.

Blackbird Doughnuts’ summertime indulgence is every bit as glorious as it sounds.

From honey porcini to vanilla jalapeno

At Comedor in Newton, the ice cream flavors are anything but pedestrian

Ice cream scoop from RÖSLE

It makes scooping ice cream easy

With this tool, no more bent spoons or strained wrists.

Chetna Makan

Q&A

Chetna Makan discusses ‘The Great British Baking Show’

Two years after reaching the semifinals on the TV competition she has written a cookbook, “The Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes With Flavours of the East.”

The Confident Cook

A dressy (but not soggy) summer tomato tart

It’s like a more-elegant version of pizza.

Free-form tomato tart with Dijon crumbs

Recipe for free-form tomato tart with Dijon crumbs

Breadcrumbs soak up the juices so the crust doesn’t get soggy.

By the Glass

Boxes and cartons and cans, oh my! These wines travel with you.

While these packaging formats represent just over 5 percent of all wine sold in the US, they are a trend to watch.

White-chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting

Recipe for white-chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting

Two layers makes it a party.

Orecchiette with corn and crab

Recipe for orecchiette with corn and crab

This weeknight summer dinner comes together in minutes

Chicken salad Nicoise

Recipe for chicken salad Nicoise

Just like the French classic, but without the tuna.

Cold beet and buttermilk soup

Recipe for cold beet and buttermilk soup

It’s so refreshing — and so fuchsia.

Capo Restaurant's "Don Corleone" house margarita

Examiner

The potato chip has surprising ties to Massachusetts

Sink your teeth into these fascinating facts about the popular snack.

PLYMPTON

Plympton farm-to-table restaurant to host Beard Foundation dinner

With a name like Just Right Farm, it’s easy to understand why none of the special ingredients that will go toward making a dining experience to satisfy the standards of the James Beard Foundation have been left to chance.

The Informer: a new pizza parlor and fitness club debut

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

While Starbucks has been adding locations and advertising new items, the chain is grappling with US consumers who have been reluctant to spend.

Starbucks revenue trails estimates as domestic growth slows

The world’s largest coffee-shop chain reported third-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates.

Flatbread with lemon ricotta, grilled grapes, and crisp coppa

Cooking

Recipes: Flatbreads are easier than pizza — and can be more delicious

Three summery, grilled takes, including one with lemon ricotta, crisp coppa, and grapes.

TABLES

K2 Cafe opens in Kendall Square

News on K2 Cafe in Kendall Square, and more.

Seafood stew at Porto

Quick Bite

Seafood with a light touch at Porto

The restaurant is a Mediterranean hideaway from Jody Adams, Sean Griffing, and Eric Papachristos.

Sips

Brewer’s guide is sure to put a hop in your step

Julian Healey is touting his new book as the world’s first dictionary of hops.

The owners of the Dorchester Brewing Company say they hope it helps put Boston’s biggest neighborhood on the map.

Now on tap: Dorchester Brewing Company

The new 25,000-square-foot brewery will serve as a launchpad for local craft brewers looking expand operations.

The distinctly American nostalgia of salt water taffy — and how it’s made today

At Hill-Top Candy in Brockton, the team turns out 75,000 pieces a day

Greg Coote

plated

When WuBurger turns chicken

The Inman Square location puts its usual programming of burgers and dogs on hold and serves nothing but birds and sides on Sundays.

Bottles

Idle Hands is back — and bigger than ever

Founders Chris and Grace Tkach opened a brand new brewery and tap room in July.

From the Bar

Eat the whole shrimp, drink the whole glass at Ashmont Grill

Argentine rosé goes well with head-on salt and pepper shrimp.

The Confident Cook

Consider the lobster chowder

After the boiled lobsters, after the lobster rolls, its time has come.

Spicy grilled pork with watermelon, radish, and fennel salad

Cooking With Gordon Hamersley

Give your hot sauce a crazy name, then slather it on pork for the grill

Temper the dish with a cooling salad.

Dining decor

In through the out ‘floating’ doors at Tico

Chef-owner Michael Schlow found the massive doors while scouting vintage items for the restaurant.

Tairagai — pen shell clam with yellow chive — at Uni.

dining out

Back Bay’s Uni is expanded and elevated

The former sashimi bar blossoms spectacularly into so much more.

Aran Goldstein, chef at Concord’s Saltbox Kitchen, travels with a coffee system.

Is that a skillet in your carry-on?

When chefs go on vacation, these are the things they just can’t live without.

Don’t chop your fresh herbs — snip them

These 5 Blade Herb Scissors make adding flavor easy.

She makes nut milks so you don’t have to worry about additives

Nutty Life’s dairy alternatives come in several flavors

Recipe for rote grutze (German berry compote)

This classic dessert merges sweet and tart. Serve it with a pour of heavy cream.

Recipe for spicy grilled pork with watermelon, radish, and fennel salad

A summer dish filled with complementary flavors.

Sausages with cabbage salad and a baked potato at Moldova Restaurant in the Newton neighborhood of Nonantum.

Cheap Eats

Rustic flavors of Moldova in Newton

The three-month-old, 20-seat spot celebrates the hearty cuisine with dishes that taste like they might have been prepared in a farmhouse kitchen.

Q&A

A super upsetting interview with chef and cookbook author Tyler Kord

He’s otherwise known as Sandwich Batman.

Frank Pepe’s has a summer version of its pizza, and it’s amazing

Fresh local tomatoes take over that signature crust.

The Middle East has quietly been serving vegan baklava

It’s possible through the magic of coconut oil.

A condiment that’s hot and sweet

Spicy honey goes on everything.

Recipe for lobster chowder

You’re going to need those shells.

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