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Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: A retro cocktail party menu with snacks and classic drinks
Puffed pastries, spiced nuts, champagne cocktails, gimlets, and more will get guests in a festive mood.
Sushi meets burritos at the Boston Seaport’s Yoki Express
The restaurant is part of a new cluster of fast-casual dining spots along the Seaport’s Boston Wharf Road, including by Chloe and Juice Press.
A craft beer bar on wheels
Avi Shemtov’s TAPPED beer truck will quench your partygoers’ thirst with kegs from brewers such as Aeronaut, Night Shift, Trillium, and more.
Les Sablons opens, Legal Fish Bowl debuts, and Flour grows (again)
Plus: The people behind Il Casale and dante are planning something new.
Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino
A Starbucks barista posted a (now-deleted) video to Twitter hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.
Revisiting Heady Topper, with new perspective
Recalling a 2013 visit to Waterbury, Vt., and a recent taste test against Trillium’s Scaled Up double IPA.
From the Bar
How to make Red Lantern’s Sumo cocktail
It’s time for grapefruit and bubbles.
What is this new ‘Unicorn’ drink from Starbucks?
Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a “Unicorn Frappuccino.”
You’ll soon be able to sip a beer on the Greenway
The open-air space, slated to open in June, will have views of Boston Harbor and several Trillium beers on tap.
Ming Tsai restaurant Blue Ginger to close
The Wellesley fixture’s last day of service is June 3, and Tsai has a new project in the works.
New restaurant Les Sablons opens in Harvard Square
The project comes from the folks collectively behind Branch Line, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34.
From war torn Lebanon to a beloved South End diner
This is the story of chef and restaurateur Jay Hajj of Mike’s City Diner.
How does climate change affect the way the world cooks?
“Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables” comes from the United Nations Development Programme, with some local ties.
The CSA model evolves
One new area of growth for outfits like Farmer Dave’s: memberships in less-affluent urban communities.
Local restaurants lauded by Wine Spectator
Among those making the cut were Abe & Louie’s, Bistro du Midi, Deuxave, Grill 23 & Bar, Lucca, Sorellina, and Strega Waterfront.
Recipe: Braised oxtail with tomatoes and roasted potatoes
The longer this cut cooks, the better it gets, the meat turning soft and luscious.
Recipe: Muffin-tin financiers with jam
These little French cakes are named for the bankers who frequented a bakery in Paris’s financial district more than a century ago.
What does ‘certified transitional’ mean?
A look behind the designation, new this year, and its impact on consumers wanting to eat organic food.
In Beverly, a compressed taste of southern Italian hospitality
The two-year-old Toscana Bar Italiano does a lot right in a small space and has plans to expand.
At Eataly restaurant Terra, a view of the sky, a connection to the land
You’ll find lots of grilled food, plenty of pasta, and a really cool barrel-aged beer program.
New sounds at Scampo
Italian food, live music, cocktails for two — sounds like the makings of a sultry evening, doesn’t it?
Palo cortado: the most romantic style of sherry?
This rich, round version of the fortified Spanish wine comes with an intriguing backstory.
T.W. Food becomes Self-Portrait, Freepoint opens, and other restaurant news
Plus: Davis Square wine bar Spoke rises again.
Trump Jr. mocks college students’ concern over Chick-fil-A
Donald Trump Jr. has taken to Twitter to mock a group of Pittsburgh college students opposed to the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to their campus.
A little matzo etiquette, please
Where not to hide the afikomen. Plus, how to call a politician.
Ten hospitalized in E. coli outbreak at Chicken & Rice Guys
The chain temporarily closed its four restaurants in Boston and Medford and grounded its food trucks.
Burger King’s Whopper ad gets prank
Burger King’s latest advertising stunt is resulting in some less-than-flattering descriptions of its Whopper sandwich.
David Letterman’s mom, who became unlikely star, dies at 95
Ms. Mengering became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s, baking mystery pies and covering the Olympics for her son’s Late Show on CBS.
Where to get your carbs on before the Marathon
From old-school meatballs to sea urchin carbonara, the Boston area serves up an embarrassment of riches.
From the Bar
At Fairsted Kitchen, a nebbiolo that’s ‘such a unicorn’
The special bottle pairs well with chef Jason Albus’s beef kebabs.
At Eataly’s new Terra restaurant, the beer is alive
Tap lines bring it directly from barrel to bar.
There’s an E. Coli outbreak at Chicken & Rice Guys
“We’re taking this very seriously,” the Boston Inspectional Services Commissioner said. “People are getting sick.”
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Vegetarian French onion soup that brings the flavor
You won’t miss the beef broth in this rich, savory take on the popular dish.
Barbara Lynch, from the Southie projects to super-star chef
Barbara Lynch tells the story of blazing her own trail (and getting chewed out by Todd English) on the path to No. 9 Park.
Manoa Poke Shop stands out in Somerville
The Hawaiian raw-fish salad is having a moment, but Manoa Poke Shop truly embodies the aloha spirit.
Observations from 40 years of eating across America
Before Google and Yelp, there was Michael and Jane Stern’s “Roadfood” guide, now in its 10th edition.
The confident cook
If you can roast a chicken, you can roast a duck
Salty and sweet, rich and crisp, this whole golden bird makes a standout dinner.
Recipe for Gordon Hamersley’s leg of lamb stuffed with parsley-walnut pesto
A flavorful twist on the traditional Easter lamb.
Cooking With | Gordon Hamersley
How to cook your Easter leg of lamb this year
Infuse the meat with a flavorful parsley pesto, and serve it with springlike sides.
A Yelp alternative
The Food Lens is a new website offering a curated take on Boston’s restaurant scene.
Tastes like France, but from Vermont
St. Albans Cheese, from Vermont Creamery, turns runny like fondue when you warm it.
Recipe for raspberry tart
Inspired by Linzertorte, less fussy to make.
Recipe for watercress and zucchini soup
Hold the usual potatoes. We’ve got zucchini instead.
Put them all in one basket
Chick- and egg-shaped cookies from Bisousweet Confections are perfect for Easter.
Israel’s young wine industry is aged to perfection
Israel’s wine industry has grown in quality and reputation over the last decade.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Leg of lamb with fresh mint sauce for Easter dinner
A fresh take on mint sauce livens up an old-school main course.