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A think tank for food

Boston’s first Food Tank Summit features talks and panel discussions centered around food security, agriculture, policy, and innovation.

Pickles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Rosen’s fermented vegetables are deliciously sour, garlicky, and crunchy.

Seasonal recipes

Recipe: roasted root vegetable soup

A main-course bowl stocked with intensely flavored, caramelized beets, turnips, fennel, and more.

By the Glass

Riesling: How sweet is it anyway?

Entry-level pours from the Rheingau offer both artisanship and everyday enjoyment.

The Confident Cook

How to make whole roast fish, restaurant style

You know that whole branzino you see on every fancy menu? It’s pretty easy to prepare at home.

Recipe: honey-glazed pork

This simple technique yields a richly lacquered roast.

Bob Holmes is author of “Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense.”


What is the science behind flavor?

Science writer Bob Holmes explores “our most neglected sense” in a book on the subject.

Ask Amy

This husband can make — but not take — a joke

Relationship advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

A United Airlines counter.

United Airlines claims plenty of reasons to refuse a passenger. Wearing leggings shouldn’t be one.

Rather than be shamed by United Airlines and others, Americans in leggings should be accommodated.

Red Sox pitcher Lenny DiNardo in 2006.


Lenny DiNardo would like to sell you a house

The former Sox lefty has joined a real estate agency in the Ocean State.

Ask Amy

This ‘mommy’ has a childish problem

Will her kindness be occasionally reciprocated?

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

The UN is concerned about keeping a cholera epidemic from getting out of control in the country.

Medical marijuana bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

Some conservatives believe marijuana may deter prescribing of opioids or help wean addicts from dependence.

Travel Troubleshooter: It’s been 6 months — where’s my refund, American Airlines?

After Charles Wohlust’s brother-in-law dies, American Airlines agrees to refund his ticket-change fees. But then it doesn’t. What should he do?

The house where Ivanka Trump and her family live in Washington, DC.

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump’s DC neighbors

Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say the Trump clan doesn’t make for very good neighbors.

 Nahant letter carrier John Uva regularly checks in with Tom Loftus. He called 911 once when Loftus didn’t recognize him

When an older neighbor recedes from view, is calling the authorities moral — or meddling?

When Billerica police Officer Ivonne Osgood makes a well-being check, her first thought: “I hope they’re not dead.”

Sean Mannion is a former Boston boxer who is the subject of the documentary “Rocky Ros Muc.” The documentary makes its world premiere Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre as part of Boston’s Irish Film Festival.

Inside and outside the ring with former Boston boxer Sean Mannion

“Rocky Ros Muc,” a documentary about former Boston boxer Sean Mannion, makes its world premiere Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre as part of Boston’s Irish Film Festival.

How to build a raised bed garden

Growing your garden in a raised bed reduces the threat of lead contamination posed by city soil.

This Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, photo shows rust on the underside of the Chestnut Street Bridge in Philadelphia. The bridge is on a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation list of 577 bridges that both lack backup protection against collapse in case a single, vital component fails and are designated by inspectors as being in need of repair. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


What grade do civil engineers give to US infrastructure? D+

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ report card says Massachusetts roads, bridges, and more have plenty of room for improvement, too.

Style Watch

Guests dress to impress to support the Big Sister Association

Boston boldfacers turned out in force for Greater Boston’s Project Role Model fashion show.

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 25: Colin Blunstone co-founder of The Zombies performs at 3rd & Lindsley on April 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 27-April 2

The Zombies (the musical variety, not the walking dead type), “The Grapes of Wrath” as climate fiction, gender and opera, and more.

Fort Kent, ME -- 3/4/2017 - Dogs on Ashley Patterson's team take off from the start of the 2017 Can-Am Crown 209 mile Race. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: dogsled Reporter:

Globe Magazine

Snowy scenes from New England’s largest sled dog race

Dogs and their mushers sped over 200 miles in Maine for the 25th annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race.

Hope you like these two because you’re about to see more of them.

Get ready to see more from ‘Fixer Upper’’s Chip and Joanna Gaines

As if a hit show; an online market; an in-person market; a realty company; a bed and breakfast; and a line of furniture wasn’t enough.

A pup at Blue — Inn on the Beach, on Plum Island.

The best dog-friendly inns in New England

Have pup, will travel.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: The conversation flows naturally. What could possibly go wrong?

Their four-and-a-half-hour outing must be a good sign, he thinks.

Connections | Magazine

How I came to understand my son’s tattoos

Appalled at first at what he’d done to his healthy young body, I’ve realized now why the tattoos are important.

the one thing

A spa that focuses on the inside and out

A beauty and wellness studio that tends to body and soul

quick bite

A visit to Frenchie, bringing savoir faire and Sancerre to the South End

This little wine bar is an oasis of neighborhood charm.

The Google Maps app on a smartphone.

Michael Andor Brodeur | tech nomad

Never again having to answer the question: Where r u?

Google Maps’ live tracking update could bring families closer together and push privacy farther away.


Swedish outdoor brand sets up shop in Harvard Square

The name might be tough to pronounce, but this Swedish outdoor apparel brand Fjällräven is streamlined and functional.

Here, there, and everywhere

Head to Cooperstown for an exhibit on children’s book author Maurice Sendak or glimpse the never-before-seen working side of the Vanderbilt family’s summer home in Newport.

Let me be polite, because you aren’t. Please don’t recline.

In my book, unapologetic airplane recliners are on the same page as people who smoke cigars on beaches, talk in movie theaters, and don’t clean up after their dogs.

My ticket entitles me to recline, and doing so doesn’t make me an entitled person.

Let’s be clear about one thing: Those few inches in front of you are not your space.

From “Star Wars and the Power of Costumes” exhibit.

Can’t get to the museum? The museum may be coming to you

Some of the most interesting items from museum collections are increasingly going on the road, meaning you can see them when you travel in places you might not expect.

Alex Newell (center, front) on a recent trip to Brazil.

The VIP Lounge with Alex Newell

We caught up with actor Alex Newell to talk about all things travel.

The row houses make for a colorful backdrop on the Long Walk in Galway Bay.

The hidden jewel of the Emerald Isle

We settled on a moderately sized city on the west coast, nestled in an inlet along the Wild Atlantic Way: Galway. The hidden gem of the Emerald Isle.

The author at Chicken Spring Lake in the Sequoia National Forest, and on Knife’s Edge in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington, with a view of Mount Rainier.

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a life-changing 112 days

Few walks compare to the highs and lows of the scenic Pacific Crest Trail.

Kids explore artist Amy Archambault‘s exhibit, “Hideout,” at the Boston Children’s Museum.

This is the art exhibit we all need right now

Miss those forts you made as a kid? “Hideout,” a new exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, has just what you (and your kids) need.

Q&A with Andrew Collins, private jet company CEO

Meet Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet.

My Instagram

Michela West

Besides capturing beautiful street shots of iconic city sights, the 23-year-old Brighton resident is working on a project about female empowerment through dance.


Sleek seder

Multicolor metal details make for a thoroughly modern Passover plate.


Reagle music revue raises a toast to the 1940s

If you’re looking for an offbeat way to get out of the house during April vacation, go retro — really retro.

Jason Bond


A replacement for Bondir in Concord, an Indonesian pop-up for Wink & Nod, and other restaurant news

Plus: Restaurateur Jack Bardy (Beat Brasserie, The Beehive) has something new in the works.

Love Letters

He’s close with his ex-wife

I started to feel like they were mocking me and having an emotional affair.


A French red that is the first to vanish from the cellar

From Chiroubles, the highest of the Beaujolais crus, this bottle showcases the talents of winemaker Jean-Pierre Large.