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Jane Black

Let Them Eat Chicken

When Chris Kimball founded Cook’s Illustrated, he broke all the industry rules. Now he’s beating the glossies at their own game. Has his scrappy, undeniably geeky enterprise in Brookline Village come up with a new recipe for successful magazines?

Who says a steakhouse has to hew to the boys-club tradition?

A Real Knockout

Chickened Out

As his bistro marks its 20th, Gordon Hamersley admits he’s getting a little tired of its signature offering.

A local soup shop ventures beyond gazpacho to beat the summer heat.

Bowls of Chilly

New Wave Designs: City Dwellers Spread Out, Go Green

Two architects build an eco-conscious Vineyard com-pound around their very own miniature town common.

A new Leather District sushi spot approaches perfection.

Love Ya Lots

A week in Provence…Tuscany, Paris, or Barcelona? Local guides create culinary tours for every palate.

Movable Feasts

Urbanites join forces to bring home really, really fresh dairy.

Got (Raw) Milk?

Restaurants around town are watching your every move—and you should thank them.

Secret Service

New bistro Pops makes a winning play in the South End.

Small Bite: Reversing the Curse

Wellesley is abuzz about Alta Strada. But does it live up to the hype?

Talk of the Town



One chef. Five cuisines. One funky fruit is the common denominator.

In the Limelight

Our food editor solves another culinary quandary.

Ask Jane: For Starters

At 51 Lincoln, your plate is Jeff Fournier’s palette.

Café d’Artiste