Black Massachusetts brewery owners share their experiences in a mostly white industry

Brewers from Crue Brew, Brockton Beer. Co., and White Lion weigh in.

He always knew Mom’s Magic Masala spice blend was special

Sumeet Jhamb entered the Fusion Spice Blend in a prominent competition last summer run by the Specialty Food Association. It won a Gold Award and was also named the best product of the year, the contest’s highest honor.


Mattapan’s Eddie George brings Haitian-Laotian comfort food to Medford

He wants to show the city that anything's possible, even during COVID-19.


South End wine shop Urban Grape celebrates Black-owned brands

Ever since TJ and Hadley Douglas opened their South End wine shop Urban Grape 10 years ago, the couple has been intent on making wine a more inclusive experience.

Pammy’s is selling its Umami Marinara Sauce

The complex raw sauce, made with two types of tomatoes, has layers of flavors, and you can taste them all.

Onesto crackers are richly savory, mini mouthfuls

Jane Ciccone, of West Newbury, created them as a gluten-free and vegan option for her family’s traditional “5 o’clock platter,” an Italian antipasto of cheeses, vegetables, nuts, and crackers served before dinner.

Urban Grape launches wine education award for students of color

The award that will provide education, work, and mentorship opportunities for students of color interested in pursuing careers in the wine industry.

The Season to Taste team will open a gastropub

North Cambridge’s acclaimed Table at Season to Taste closed in May, disappointing many fans. Now, owner Robert Harris has announced that he’ll open a gastropub, Season, in the same space on July 15.

Honey without the drip

With a texture like softened butter, this thick, creamy honey will stay where you spread it.

A bumper crop of beets and apples becomes a sweet and savory ketchup

The Foraging Fox line has a short, natural ingredient list.

Hyperlocal goods at Picnic & Pantry

The grocer in Somerville's Bow Market polled his customers and is gradually supplying the shop with their requests. “The neighborhood told us what they need and wanted,” owner Bobby MacLean says.