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Yet Another Helping of America’s Test Kitchen

The latest recipe collections from cooking-technique juggernaut America’s Test Kitchen—headed by Boston’s own Christopher Kimball—arrived in the mail with a thud this week. Heavy as […]

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My Grocery, ‘Tis of Thee

Maybe it’s just a lingering patriotic buzz brought on by too much late-night Olympic and DNC coverage, but I’ve been prone to small stirrings of […]

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Read Locally

Full of tasty recipes with New England flair and abundant color photos of island life—with not a single Black Dog to be spotted—the new cookbook […]

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Mmm…Tastes Like Google

Three things found while Googling Charlie Ayers, author of the new cookbook Food 2.0: Secrets from the Chef Who Fed Google (DK, $25): *An interview […]

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Real Crazy at the Real Deal

In my cell phone address book, there are four buttons I push to get food (how do you say, behavioral conditioning?). They are: “Thai,” “Pizza,” […]

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For Brunch in Allston, Go Deep

Packed with storefront joints whose menus span the globe—as well with as hordes of thirsty college students—Allston for years has been a kind of culinary […]

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Hot (and We Mean Hot) Off the Press

No surprise that local pit-master Chris Schlesinger’s latest release, Grill It! (DK Publishing, 352 pages, $25), is a big slab of a book, packed with […]

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What’s Italian for ‘Smorgasbord’?

Italian food, for me, is a bit like the visiting the MFA: I have a sense of its vastness, its variety, but—time after time—I trundle […]

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The Great Vermont Cheese Crawl

There was a time when I considered driving tours little more than field trips for grownups—who, presumably, should have worthier, more-grownup things to do. That […]

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Chowder’s Choice: Artisanal Wellsprings

There’s a new book for food lovers in stores this month, and one well worth finding. Rebecca Gray‘s American Artisanal (Rizzoli, $26.95, 258 pages) is […]

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Vegans Getting Their Sugar Fix at Fiore’s

During a recent brainstorming session on reasons to love Boston, amid all the waxing rhapsodic about our culture, architecture, and sports heroes, there was a […]

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“Rise & Dine,” Digested

To the despair of friends who feel it’s uncivilized to take Sunday brunch before 2 p.m., I have in recent years become a die-hard morning […]

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“Rise & Dine,” Digested

To the despair of friends who feel it’s uncivilized to take Sunday brunch before 2 p.m., I have in recent years become a die-hard morning […]

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ChocoLee Comes to Town

Even as it sat virtually empty last week, the new South End chocolate shop ChocoLee was drawing undisguised lustful glances from passers-by. And no wonder: […]

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Dispatches from the Back Burner

Despite the city’s impressive run of restaurant debuts in past months (Mooo, Myers + Chang, T.W. Food, et al.), delays in some high-profile openings have […]