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How much spice is humanly possible?

Hot stuff
Sudha's display of spices looked like a painter's palette of India: yellow turmeric, brown cloves, white salt, brilliant orange-red chili powder — not the maroon stuff you find at the supermarket.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  March 06, 2013

Hot spot, Jamaican style

The Half Way Tree
Among the virtues of Jamaica, which include the glow of its sunshine and friendly people, is the island's cuisine.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 06, 2013

Fresh Blood: Meet Boston’s new culinary muscle

Whether behind the line of a critically acclaimed kitchen, holed up in a basement pumping out some of the best nosh in the city, or braving Boston’s pothole-filled roads to bring you ass-kicking bites, these chefs are fast becoming ones to watch.  
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 21, 2013

Introducing new wine app Drync Direct

Launched at this month's Boston Wine Expo, the locally developed Drync Direct lets oenophiles stock up on new vintages with their iPhones, whenever and wherever they discover them.
By CHERYL FENTON  |  February 21, 2013

Groundfish special!

Folks, I'm just an American groundfish ...
By DAVID KISH  |  February 22, 2013

Humanity is like stew beef

What are you going to do with it?
It was afternoon. I had just taught a cooking class at Portland High School and was carrying loads of gear out to my car when the school door locked behind me with half my stuff still inside.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  February 13, 2013

Deep roots

In deep trouble.
By DAVID KISH  |  February 15, 2013

Back to our roots

Going Green
It's a fundamental notch in any homesteader's totem pole: Root-cellaring, or the practice of storing fresh, whole, harvested fruits and vegetables in a cool environment (usually underground) in order to enjoy them long after the growing season has ended.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 13, 2013

Jews wrestle with pork

Preferably pastured, it’s no longer treif for many locavores
Rabbi Jared Saks, of Maine's largest Jewish congregation, no longer subscribes to his religion's most well-known taboo.
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  January 30, 2013

Learning to eat more with less impact

Plant-based practice
In the course of an hour, Chris McClay convinced me that I just may be able to live without cheese.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 23, 2013

Review: The Square Peg

From snacks to burgers, less is more
Have you ever opened an elaborate menu at a nice restaurant and, deciding you're not up for a big meal, just pick a snack?
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 08, 2013

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Eat more Maine scallops and pollock, and less imported, farmed salmon and shrimp

Seafood resolutions
Fresh Maine sea scallops (dredged by day-boats or caught by divers) are everywhere this fleeting season, rebounding after a collapse that prompted a three-year-moratorium.
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  December 31, 2012

Hoopleville Pot-Luck

Happy New Year!
By DAVID KISH  |  December 27, 2012

Donuts from the sky

Baked Goods
Just after 6:30 on Tuesday evening, a metal bucket tied to a white rope descends from a third floor window at AS220's 115 Empire Street artist residences.
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 19, 2012

What will 2013 mean for the food scene?

The Food Forecast:
"I think that grains other than corn and wheat are going to be common."
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  December 21, 2012

On the Cheap: Café Beirut

Lebanese fare beyond falafel in JP
People (my mom) always ask(s) me why I studied Arabic in school if I just want to be a food writer.
By LUKE PYENSON  |  December 21, 2012

At the diner, a meat pie from Old Quebec

Haute Cuisine
Tourtière is a simple dish, a pork and beef pie brought to Rhode Island by immigrants from old Quebec.
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  December 12, 2012

Learning about Nigerian cuisine and culture

A ticket to Africa
I was thrilled recently when the director of the Museum of African Culture offered to add another country to Immigrant Kitchen's culinary world tour.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 12, 2012

Review: Jigger’s Hill & Harbour Diner

Delightful fare in a classic setting
It's been a long time since we've been to Jigger's, and in the meantime, it sat empty for almost a year, with new owners Steve and Karie Head cleaning and renovating this jewel of an official Worcester Dining Car.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2012

A survivalist Christmas

Gifts to ensure you live to see the New Year — and many more!
Everything you're about to read will be especially relevant if the world as we know it ends on December 21, as the Mayan calendar (supposedly) predicts. But even if the apocalypse doesn't rain down just before Christmas, it can't hurt to be prepared for what some believe to be an inevitable coming collapse.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2012

Acadian goes underground for monthly ‘Pocket Brunch’

French-Canadian hot seat
When greasy poutine with cranberry ketchup is the salad course, you know you're in for a raucous meal.
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  December 05, 2012

Review: Federal Hill Pizza

It’s in Warren. Go!
No, Federal Hill Pizza was not driven into Warren exile by the envy of its Italian restaurant competitors on Providence's Federal Hill.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2012

Review: Gather

Community, local flavors, and expert preparation
As we continue to withdraw from the institutions that once organized modern life, we fill the abandoned spaces with restaurants.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 28, 2012

Comparative burger eating

What’s between the buns?
Cheap burgers might be the biggest problem in America's culinary landscape.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 21, 2012

Raiding JJ Gonson’s fridge

Don't let the stroller-pushing yuppies at Whole Foods turn you off.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  November 14, 2012

Review: Jamestown Fish

Doing seafood proud
Seafood on the coast of New England should be no more difficult to find than pebbles on a beach.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 13, 2012

Stay warm with a Costa Rican staple

Back to basics
Susana Contreras is short and thin with dark eyes and long, straight, dark hair.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 14, 2012

Interview: Sound bites from Bourdain

We asked WFNX executive producer (and chef-in-training) Kurt St. Thomas to grill Bourdain on the intersections between music and cuisine.
By KURT ST. THOMAS  |  November 15, 2012

Maine farmers start growing ginger

Taking root
When chef Aaron Park pickled a batch of fresh, young ginger this fall, its color amazed him.
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  November 07, 2012

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