// New food trucks and more in store at this year’s South End Open Market

Chris Masci says the market features the largest weekly gathering of food trucks in the city.

from the bar

// What wine to drink with an Italian swordfish dish

At Il Casale, this 2013 Vinosia “L’Ariella” Greco di Tufo is “loaded with all things Campania.”

Sheryl Julian's pork loin with Dijon-herb crust and spring vegetables.

The confident cook

When tenderloin’s price is tough to swallow

Boneless pork loin offers flavor and value.

By the Glass

// This Greek grape almost disappeared. Its rescue led to some delicious wines.

With its highly aromatic profile, malagousia is now growing in popularity.

// Recipe for pasta shells with peas, creme fraiche, and mint

Tangy crème fraîche melts into a silky sauce for this quickly prepared pasta dish.

// Recipe for quinoa with dandelion greens, mushrooms and jalapeño-cilantro dressing

A hearty, flavorful quinoa dish.

// Recipe for miso glazed chicken breasts with sugar snap peas

A salty, sweet, tart, and hot spring supper.

// Recipe for dark chocolate brownies

They make a major chocolate statement.

Food & Travel

// Never mind the horses, Louisville pairs best with bourbon.

The Derby brings in the throngs, but so do the drinks. And where bourbon fans go, adventurous food follows.


// ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi talks about her memoir, ‘Love, Loss, and What We Ate’

On her bicultural childhood, being a supertaster, and the drink that saves her on set.

// He makes Lazy Spoons, Spootles, and more

Handmade from wood, Jonathan’s Spoons come in innovative designs

// From a family’s garage to the hands of celebrity chefs: a Portuguese muffin’s unlikely journey

Family-owned Central Bakery bakes some of the best bolos levedos around.

// They’ll deliver ice cream sundaes right to your door

Open until 2 a.m., Scoop ’N Scootery in Arlington offers 16 flavors plus 40 toppings and homemade whipped cream.

// The world’s most effective salad spinner?

Zyliss’s SwiftDry Salad Spinner. Because technology.

// Festivus, and other cold-brew coffee for the rest of us

Commonwealth Coffee Co. specializes in cold-brew coffee.

// Pear-themed art! Pear cocktails! At Somerville Open Studios, it’s Pearapalooza.

The event is a collaboration between artists and chefs.


// Just don’t call Franciacorta ‘Italian Champagne’

While Franciacorta is crafted in the same manner as Champagne, and uses the same grapes, including chardonnay and pinot noir, that’s where the similarity ends.


// East Coast Grill will rise again, jm Curley reopens, and Juice Press comes to town

Openings, closings, and chatter from the restaurant scene.

The confident cook

// When tenderloin’s price is tough to swallow

Boneless pork loin offers flavor and value.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

// Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

Double shot

Matt Viser | Double Shot

// The buzz on coffee and the people who drink it

Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.