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Recipe for Syrian bulgur salad (bazergan)

This mezze is assertively spiced with cumin and seasoned with tangy tamarind.

Bay scallops in tomato broth

Recipe for bay scallops in tomato broth

Nantucket's sweet, tiny shellfish are in season. Take advantage of it.

Instructor Shruti Mehta helps Kim Winniker of Brookline as he makes sweet potato bharta during a class on Indian vegetarian cooking.

A cooking class makes a great holiday gift. Here is an array to choose from.

Vegetarian Indian food? French and Cambodian? Farm-to-fork repasts? You’ve got it.

Orange-currant breakfast buns

Recipe for orange-currant breakfast buns

They’re made by hand in a bowl, then sprinkled with sugar before baking.

Whiskey butter tarts

Recipe for whiskey butter tarts

A little rye works wonders in this quintessential Canadian pastry.

Quote of the day: Prince Harry

During his recent trip to Guyana, the 32-year-old prince talked about what life is like at Buckingham Palace.

Recipe for Shanghai fried rice with salt pork and bok choy

Fuchsia Dunlop’s version of a dish served at a small diner in the heart of the city.

Recipe for roasted radishes with kalamata dressing

Cooking vegetables we usually eat raw can lead to something great.

Lucy’s Bolognese at Lucy’s American Tavern in Dorchester.

Dining Out

Oversize burgers and $11 cocktails: finding us where we live

Dorchester gets two new (and surprisingly similar) restaurants, Lower Mills Tavern and Lucy’s American Tavern.

Ask Amy

Job seeker is rebuffed for negotiating

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings, as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Salsiccia pizza at Ciao Pizza & Pasta.

Cheap Eats

The best Neapolitan pie in town is not where you’d expect

Ever been to Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea?

Amazon grocery won’t require going through checkout

Amazon on Monday revealed that it will open a brick-and-mortar grocery store called Amazon Go.

In “Boston” Rob Mariano is a member of the executive voting committee of the “Survivor” Hall of Fame.

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Who’s next for the ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame?

Voting has closed for the 2016 class, and the first inductee will be announced Dec. 12.

From left: Benaree Pratt Wiley, Wayne Budd, Lonnie Bunch, MAAH executive director Marita Rivero, Fletcher H. Wiley, and MAAH board chair Cathy Douglass Stone.

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Museum of African American History honors Living Legends

The museum paid tribute to Wayne Budd and Lonnie Bunch at this year’s installment of the annual gala.

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Celebration for Kids raises more than $1 million

Proceeds benefit Rodman for Kids, the umbrella matching gift charity that supports programs and services for at-risk youth in Massachusetts.

Mark Wahlberg (right) with Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, at a Hollywood screening of “Patriots Day” last month.

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Mark Wahlberg backs summit to raise awareness about opioid addiction

More than 4,500 middle and high school students are expected to attend the Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness at Lowell’s Tsongas Arena Tuesday.

Dudley Dough team leader Luther Pinckney and Robert Kraft.

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Robert Kraft gives to a good cause

The Pats owner has donated $100,000 to Haley House, a local nonprofit providing food, housing, and employment to people struggling with poverty and homelessness.

From left: Eric Dunphy, Matt Salmon, Eric W. Dickson, Karyn Polito, Charlie Baker, and Michael F. Collins at the UMass Winter Ball.

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UMass Winter Ball raises $1 million

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic was this year’s beneficiary.

Chris Evans is taking part in an auction to benefit Christopher’s Haven.

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Want an adventure with Chris Evans?

An Omaze auction gives one lucky fan, and three of his or her friends, the opportunity to get locked in an escape room with the Sudbury-bred actor.

FINDINGS

For some, making rational decisions is a moral issue

“Post-truth” politics aside, new research suggests, some people do see rationality as a sign of moral goodness.

Gay uncle heartbroken he’s not allowed to baby-sit nephew

My husband loves this child and wants to be a part of his life.

Love Letters

Working in HR, but wants to date a co-worker

Even though we are professional when we see, speak, or email each other, I can tell there is a hint of flirting on both sides.

The Hillary Clinton selfie as political salve, or weapon

In the weeks since the election, some Americans have found a new folk hero in a familiar face: Hillary Clinton, comfortably dressed suburban retiree.

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Meet Tom Brady, water boy

Tom Brady gave his son Benjamin a drink at ice hockey practice Saturday morning in Brookline.

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki at UMass Lowell.

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Talking politics with Steve Kornacki

Given the current political climate, there’s plenty to discuss.

Doretta chef Brendan Pelley and Celebrity Page TV’s Sonia Isabelle.

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WCVB and Celebrity Page TV host holiday soiree

After the official tree lighting on Boston Common, the holiday festivities continued at this after-party.

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Make way for (well-dressed) ducklings

Nancy Schön’s sculpted ducklings get new outfits

Quote of the day: Chelsea Handler

You’ll never guess what’s in her closet.

Peng Chang-kuei.

Peng Chang-kuei, 98; chef credited with creating General Tso’s chicken

Mr. Peng’s dish, a staple at Chinese restaurants in the US, featured lightly battered pieces of dark chicken fried in a chili-accented sweet-and-sour sauce.

Celtics (from left) coach Brad Stevens, Jonas Jerebko, Terry Rozier, and Smart with kids (from left) William, Michael, and Andy.

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Celtics visit to Boston Children’s Hospital helps patients rebound

The C’s score big smiles from youngsters

Casey Affleck (left) and John Cena.

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John Cena and Casey Affleck tapped to host ‘SNL’

The pair will host on successive weeks

Jay Z performs in Cleveland earlier this month.

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Jay Z’s confidantes coming to Concepts in Cambridge Sunday

Emory Jones and Kareem “Biggs” Burke will mark the anniversary of “Reasonable Doubt.”

David Coffee as Ebenezer Scrooge and Kevin Massey as Fred in North Shore Music Theatre's original musical production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by Paul Lyden.

Your week ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 5-11

“A Christmas Carol,” stories of presidential campaign history, magic lanterns, and more.

Style Watch

Designing an easy, elegant family room for empty nesters

An outdated space in Concord becomes a subtly nuanced retreat.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: The future pharmacist and the Floridian

Health care is their calling. Will they fill a prescription for romance?

Connections

The guy I didn’t choose

I Googled my first love and found the unexpected.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What does your money buy in Plympton?

A sampling of homes on the market includes a Colonial with hardwood floors and an antique Cape with a first-floor master and laundry room.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What is it like to live in Plympton?

“I’m not even sure I knew where Plympton was growing up in Middleborough, and it’s the next town over,” said Plympton resident Kathy Keirstead.

ASK THE MORTGAGE EXPERT

How Fed rate changes affect home buyers

All signs point to an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and soon.

ASK THE CARPENTER

Tips for selecting a tankless hot water heater

Contractor Rob Robillard answers readers questions about water heaters and a malfunctioning shower.

MY FIRST HOME

Country roads? Take me home to Mass.

Our excitement was interrupted only by my tears over the acres and acres of flat farmland and lack of trees.

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Seeking easy upgrade, DIYers take a chance on painted floors

Even design novices know that a coat or two of paint is the least expensive and easiest way to change a space’s look.

Not your ordinary holiday gifts

As functional as they are unique, these cheeky choices will delight and suprise.

Love Letters

He went silent for a week

When I told him that I again felt like I didn’t want to keep doing this unless it was going somewhere, he was completely silent.

What if we thought of monogamy as a spectrum?

In a recent study, only 51 percent of people under 30 reported that their ideal relationship would be completely monogamous.