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The 2022 Boston-area restaurant awards
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Two former employees sue Barbara Lynch, alleging famed chef withheld tips during pandemic
The suit alleges the seven Boston restaurants under the Barbara Lynch Collective diverted tips in May and June of 2020 to an employee food-and-supply pickup program.
Ben & Jerry’s will give away free cones on April 3
Choose a classic like "The Tonight Dough" or something new like "Churray for Churros!"
Here are the nominees for the 2023 James Beard awards
A Lynn restaurant competes on the national level, and Greek and Yunnan cuisines are in the spotlight.
Chowder in a pouch wins Seafood Excellence Award
A small Idaho company called Thunder’s Catch won Best New Retail Product at the recent Seafood Expo North America in Boston
Local importer is bringing Turkish foods to the Boston area
Koy Pantry's goal is “to introduce the flavors and textures dear to us to a broader audience.”
Where to brunch (and have dinner) on Easter Sunday
Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 9, and restaurants across Greater Boston are offering special menu items for the holiday. Here are some ideas for where to make reservations.
When making beer benefits the cows at small N.E. dairy farms, everyone wins
Cows eat often, and they eat a lot — including brewers’ grain, a byproduct of the brewing process that would otherwise be thrown out.
During Ramadan, restaurants help break the fast
Ramadan begins Wednesday evening, with Muslims fasting from dawn until dusk during the holy month. When the sun sets, customers might break the fast at one of Boston's diverse halal restaurants.
The Colomba di Pasqua: A traditional cake for the Italian Easter table
A stunner comes from Olivieri 1882, a 140-year-old, six-generation family business in Italy’s Arzignano region in Veneto.
This chocolate rabbit has a history
The Robert L. Strohecker Assorted Rabbit from Harbor Sweets has a distinguished name for a chocolate confection. But it rises to its moniker.
Unwrapping empowerment with Hershey’s SHE bars
They’re a thoughtful little gift to honor or thank a girl or woman who has encouraged or inspired you: a teacher or boss, a mom, a sister, a friend, a co-worker, or any woman who has made a difference in your life.
WHAT SHE'S HAVING | SHERYL JULIAN
Delightful conversations set in rural France with a crackling fire and homemade cake
In the new "Les Dames du Paradis" podcast, two women chat about food, gardening, creativity, their lives as ex-pats, and slowing down.
They fled the Taliban as Kabul fell. Now the Zahid family is cooking and building a new life.
The Zahids were resettled by Catholic Charities in the Pioneer Valley in January 2022 — four months after the fall of Kabul, their hometown. Now occasional Afghan popup takeout events are connecting them to their past and offering hope for the future.