Linda Matchan

A feature writer and video producer, Matchan has a special interest in the arts and international travel. She is also a documentary filmmaker who has received grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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After 90 years, Al’s Shoe Store closing its doors

By Linda Matchan , Globe Staff

For owner Henry Wein, the decision to close up his shoe store in East Boston on Sunday is a heartbreaking one.

Recipe for mushroom filling for Romanian pancakes


The recipe is adapted from Alina Budin.

Recipe for Romanian pancakes


Add family favorites such as mushrooms and onions, or your own creations.

Recipe for vegetarian lentil soup with dumplings


Make the dumplings while the soup is simmering so you can add them when the vegetables are almost tender.