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The family behind Pan's Pizza in South Hero Vermont: Sani Pasagic, Justine Zolotas, Anne Zolotas, and Alexander Zolotas

In South Hero, Vt., a pizza place goes pay-what-you-can. Customers’ good will followed.

The family-owned Pan’s Pizza came up with an easy way for customers to pay what they could afford during the pandemic.

Sunday, Jan. 16, is National Quinoa Day.

In honor of National Quinoa Day, we’re demystifying whole grains

There are about 20 varieties of whole grains, but we’re focusing on the ones you’re most likely to cook and eat.

Check out this leak-proof silicone baking liner that lays flat on a baking sheet and keeps it clean when baking cookies.

These silicone liners have a cool new feature: They won’t leak

The California company Grand Fusion Housewares offers a BPA-free silicone mat with a twist — the corners snap together to form a rimmed tray.

Vodka from GlenPharmer Distillery in Franklin.

Local distillery spices up its vodka line with cranberries and ghost peppers

GlenPharmer Distillery in Franklin produces a line of artisan spirits using local ingredients and traditional grains and barley.

Oryx Desert Salt from the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.

A new salt arrives from a South African desert

If you are interested in artisan finishing salts, there’s no shortage of choices.

For when you're craving something sweet.

Thanks to Pedro Ximénez, you can drink your dessert

Spanish grape Pedro Ximénez is essential to lusciously sweet sherry.

Slow cooked farro with mushrooms and spinach.

Get to know these 8 great grains

Look for whole grains in natural foods stores and supermarkets.

The Goblet Washing Brush from Brushtech.

Give your goblets a good and gentle scrub

The Goblet Washing Brush from Brushtech is designed to easily clean delicate glassware.

Myrth ceramics created by potters Eric and Abby Smallwood. A display of their porcelain dinnerware and other artisan tabletop items for sale at the new retail shop attached to their Somerville studio.

Myrth ceramics store opens next to studio in Somerville

Potters Eric and Abby Smallwood are recognized for their sturdy porcelain dinnerware, tumblers, and vases in muted earthy colors.

In an undated image provided by the MoMA Design Store, Sowaca Cooking Pan.

A rainbow of cooking dishes

The MoMA Design Store is selling a useful and versatile ceramic baking dish that can be used on the top of the stove, on a grill, in the oven or microwave.

We're looking back on the year in beer.

The year in beer

Here are a few takeaways on how we, the beer consumer, experienced 2021.

Baker-entrepreneur Vicki Lee Boyajian

In a bittersweet move, Belmont bakery owner Vicki Lee Boyajian prepares for a new chapter

Next year, she’ll turn over her longtime business to chef-partner Jason Reed and write a cookbook.

Finished croissants at Le Petit Four.

What it takes to master the croissant

For Valerie Coullet, owner of Le Petit Four in Needham, getting those perfect flakes and layers is a labor of love — one that means getting up at 3 a.m. daily to get it right.