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

Design New England

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An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.

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Salted caramel sauce

Recipe for salted caramel sauce

Turn simple ice cream into an irresistible dessert.

Root vegetable pot pie

Recipe for root vegetable pot pie

This hearty dish makes a perfect warming dinner on a cold night.

Roasted sweet onions

Recipe for roasted sweet onions

Cook large sweet onions for long enough and they produce their own wonderful juices in the dish.

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Don’t open Anchor Toffee without supervision

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Kuhn Rikon’s Smart Lid

A lid to fit all situations

It works for frying or steaming, and with a variety of pots and pans.

Berkshire Grain wine jellies

A good year for jelly

Made with wine, these spreads are sophisticated additions to cheese plates (and peanut butter sandwiches).

Ice molds from Tovolo

Your whiskey warrants better ice

Make slow-melting spheres with this mold.

Yankee pot roast

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A tough cut of beef cooked with vegetables from the root cellar, the dish is a New England classic.

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