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How2 Throw an Excellent Holiday Party

Reading a recipe isn’t the same as taking a lesson from a trusted source. Sure, the food might taste okay, but as for its curb […]

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Demystifying Cheese at Rialto

When Boston’s food lovers around town see fresh mozzarella on their favorite menus, there’s a good chance Lourdes Fiore Smith had something to do with […]

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Chowder Learns How2

When it comes to dining out, we have no problem dishing out advice. Whipping up good meals in our own kitchens, on the other hand, […]

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Got (Meat) Balls?

When I was in college, a friend of mine had a class in the Agriculture school called Meat Science, and his textbook was a brilliant […]

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Repurposing Your Halloween Candy

Plastic shopping bags full of snack-sized candy bars have been cropping up with alarming frequency at the Chowder offices since Halloween. Far be it from […]

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Coming Full Circle

When Bob’s Southern Bistro vacated its Columbus Ave. digs in 2007, I’ll admit I mourned the loss. Sure, owner Darryl Settles went on to give […]

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Food Detective: At-Home Risotto

People on cooking shows will tell you that cooking with Arborio rice at home is easy. And it is…if you’ve got the time to stand […]

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Food Detective: White Balsamic Vinegar

I trekked to Worcester for Easter dinner with my boyfriend’s family, and as usual, everything—from the lamb kebabs to the mashed potatoes—was well worth the […]

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The Sweet Potato Project: Part 3

When one encounters a hard-to-find ingredient, deciding how to cook it is no small task. The wrong seasoning, the wrong method, and all the hours […]

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies: The Recipe

Now that last week’s warm weather has given way to snow-covered streets, we’re back to craving carbs. Forget eating healthier in ’08: we want Chocolate […]