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Chef David Vargas at Via Cantina in Portsmouth, N.H.

Chef David Vargas brings BIPOC Fest to Seacoast

"BIPOC Fest will connect us through food and will highlight the many cultures that make up the Seacoast," said the Vida Cantina chef-owner.

Enjoy a richer style of the spritzy white wine, plus an earthy artisanal cider.

From Spanish Basque country, Txakoli and cider for autumn sipping

Enjoy a richer style of the spritzy white wine, plus an earthy artisanal cider.

Sahel co-owner Emile Kamadeu brings stews and community spirit to downtown Lowell.

Emile Kamadeu brings community spirit and Cameroonian cuisine to downtown Lowell

He’s a martial artist, an engineer, and now a restaurateur.

Avjar, Balkan roasted red pepper and eggplant spread.

From the Caucasus to Catalonia, cooks make quantities of red pepper sauce to last the winter

Charred red bell peppers are the main ingredient in this prized condiment.

The Boston Local Food Festival hosted over 80 vendors on the Greenway in 2019.

The 11th annual Boston Local Food Festival returns to the Greenway Sunday

The free event brings together 57 New England restaurants, farmers, fishermen, and food trucks dedicated to sustainable fare.

The Dunkin' Digital opened at 22 Beacon St. Tuesday.

We tested out the new Dunkin’ Digital location. Here’s what to expect

Cashiers have been replaced by — you guessed it — kiosks in the hopes of enhancing "speed and convenience."

Stoner's Delight (peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache, banana, brulee'd Fluff) at The Gallows restaurant, which has closed.

La Cucina joins the list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19

We started this list as the restaurant scene was changing rapidly, with closures ramping up due to COVID-19. After a somewhat calmer summer, we’re back at it.

The Brown Dog Farm stand at the 2020 garlic festival.

The 14th annual garlic festival returns to Olde Mistick Village

In addition to garlic, attendees can purchase fresh produce, herbs, jams, syrups, honey, and crafts, and enjoy garlic-themes foods and “non-garlic favorites” at restaurants and food stalls.

New sour creams from Vermont Creamery in Websterville.

Vermont Creamery raises the bar with flavored sour creams

Any one can bolster mashed potatoes or a dressing.

New York-based Momofuku, an acclaimed restaurant group, ships pantry staples.

Momofuku debuts make-at-home noodles

There are three varieties: Soy & Scallion, Spicy Soy, or Tingly Chili. Each package serves five and takes four minutes to cook.

Cans of Halyard ginger beer, made in Vermont.

Spotlight on Halyard, a Vermont brewery and tap room featuring ginger beer

Is ginger beer actually beer? Depends on who you ask.

Sarah Lipinski, owner of Sweet Brook Farm, in front of her new store on the family’s farm in Williamstown.

After a devastating fire, an eighth-generation farmer rebuilds her family’s maple sugar farm

The Lipinskis are revitalizing and regenerating Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown for the future.

Mai Nguyen, executive pastry chef at Coquette.

Making bread and desserts with precision and optimism at Coquette

Mai Nguyen cooked with Thomas Keller and Joanne Chang. Now she’s sweetening the scene at the Omni Seaport Hotel.