Chapter 1: The exquisite normalcy of chopping an onion

Welcome to the apocalypse. It’s going to be delicious.


Dishes you can make with what’s on hand

Remember, the point is to put dinner on the table.

The year of the pandemic Passover

There will be no cramming in around tables, no sharing of a holiday meal. But no matter how small and subdued the Seder, people still want to eat.

Chocolate care packages for you or a loved one

Black Dinah Chocolatiers of Maine came up with three new care packages that will make being stuck at home more palatable.


Bustling tap rooms replaced with fear and sadness at local breweries

A tap room closure is a big deal for nearly all the state’s craft brewers.


Connecting the Passover story to the pandemic

We asked Boston-area rabbis for their thoughts.

Zagat video series features Barbara Lynch

“I want the C- grade students to hear my story and feel confident that they can run their own businesses one day, too, with a lot of hard work and unrelenting passion,” Lynch says about why she made the video.

To Zoom or not to Zoom?

Many people will be Zooming with families and friends, and some congregations and Jewish organizations are hosting communal seders, or seder-related events.

Maruichi brings the hard-to-find closer to home

The shelves at this new market in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner are filled with a dizzying array of Japanese food products.


‘Without the assistance of the state, we’re not going to survive’

‘Our business wasn’t built for something like this,’ says Emma Hollander from Trina’s Starlite Lounge.

Science background helps brew a better nonalcoholic beer

‘Nonalcoholic beers just haven’t tasted that great,’ says Ronan McGovern, the scientist-entrepreneur behind Point Five. The MIT grad wanted to change that.


Restaurants offer eclectic takeout options; Project Bread gets meals to kids

From pierogis to cocktails, dine deliciously at home.


Caledonia Spirits shuts down its bar and store, makes hand sanitizer

The Vermont-based distiller lifts staff spirits by helping the local community combat COVID-19.