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Wine country with kids is still a bunch of fun (and even relaxing)
There are plenty of vineyards that cater to families, giving them room to roam and be a little crazy. And, of course, the wine helps.
Friendly Toast offering free meals to furloughed federal workers
The restaurant chain’s offer extends to all five locations as long as the shutdown continues.
By the Glass: Wines worth a pour between $12 and $30
Fizzy Italian pours offer refreshingly earthy effervescence
To fully enjoy these wines, gently invert bottles to reintegrate the creamy lees into the wine before opening. And because these are moderate in alcohol, you can remain light on your feet as you stride into the new year.
A world away from her native Tibet, she celebrates Losar — the Tibetan New Year — with traditional foods
The Tibetan New Year starts on Feb. 5.
The confident cook
Recipe: Pasta with chickpeas, once made the long way by nonnas, can be a quick pantry meal
This is one of those dishes you could make if you had nothing, using dried chickpeas, pasta crumbles left after cutting fresh dough, tomatoes from the garden. Make it today from the pantry.
Add avocado oil into your kitchen mix
The heart-healthy oil has a buttery texture and a mild, neutral flavor and doesn’t taste like avocado but rather adds depth to a dressing.
Q&A with the authors of ‘Did You Just Eat That?’
In their new book “Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab,” food scientists Paul Dawson, Brian Sheldon, and a team of student researchers investigate nine myths about food safety and the spread of germs.
Kuhn Rikon is pairing its knives with some fun
The company is offering a limited edition of new designs in bright colors and playful prints that are just plain fun — pop art, funky fruit, and tropics.
Getting Salty: A Q+A with Row 34’s beer director, Suzy Hays
Row 34’s beer director could live without IPAs.
A placemat with a Modern-twist
They have a silky soft feel like fabric, but are actually made of high-quality, food grade silicone.
Recipe: Brown butter, toasted pecans, and brown sugar give these bars a nutty, butterscotch taste
Browning butter before you stir it into the batter adds an interesting dimension to these bar cookies.
Recipe: Caramelize onions, braise beef, then mix them together in this hearty stew
Caramelizing onions requires time, patience, and attention. Do it on a cold, dreary day when the only place you long to be is in front of your warm stove.
Turning food into a guilt-free pleasure
Three local businesses strive to offer a delicious solution to the healthy eating conundrum.
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Recipes: Three soups that show off the flavor and versatility of sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes do everything white potatoes can and more, in vibrant color.
During the winter doldrums, Boston venues get creative to bring in guests
Restaurants and hotels are creating new immersive experiences to keep patrons coming year-round.
It’s getting more expensive to eat out at restaurants
Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December
Diane Kochilas signs copies of her new cookbook at Committee
Gluttony season is over. It’s time to eat lightly and healthfully — preferably with the help of a Mediterranean guru.
A stop at Swig & Swine was mighty fine
En route to the Charleston Tea Plantation, we had to stop in at Swig & Swine, a bourbon and barbecue joint on the Savannah Highway, if for no other reason than its name.
It’s always tea time in South Carolina
I recently made a pilgrimage to the country’s only tea plantation, which sells tea under the American Classic Tea label.
Succulent tacos and cheery service at Bartaco in Boston’s Fort Point
Bartaco, which is run by the same group that oversees the Barcelona Wine Bar chain, offers some of Boston’s tastiest tacos.
A month of new ventures from Shepard, Bronwyn, and Craigie on Main teams
Luce will focus on Italian food, and COMB is the now-separate Craigie on Main Bar. Grab a burger.
Here’s a look at the Boston-area restaurants that have closed recently (or will close soon)
Several venerable Boston-area restaurants have announced they would close their doors in the last several weeks.
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Is our obsession with healthy eating out of control?
From fasting to Paleo to meat-only diets, the way we eat has become more polarized than ever. But extreme eating doesn’t necessarily make us healthier.
Cultivar restaurant in downtown Boston to shut its doors
The restaurant at the Ames Hotel is the latest in the city to close down, which its proprietor said was due to “unforeseen events that have created the perfect storm.”
19 food predictions for 2019
At the start of this new year, it’s time to look ahead. What’s in store for the world of food and restaurants? We predict more mocktails, closings, tahini, and women in charge — but maybe less sitting.
Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state of Maine
Growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but agriculture officials say there are reasons to believe Maine’s historic and troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner.
Thinking outside the box
Miso takes care of parents’ pasta predicament.
Getting Salty with Nina Festekjian of Anoush’ella
Festekjian and her husband, Raffi, opened Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen to share their favorite childhood recipes with the South End. She has no professional culinary training; instead, she honed her kitchen skills cooking for three sons and throwing plenty of parties.
What She’s Having
Her Thai mom taught her to cook and now she and her husband run a Cambridge mom-and-pop
Mae Asian Eatery combines specialties that Yuri Asawasittikit learned from her mother in Thailand. Her Indian-American husband, Anil Rayasam, joins her in this venture.
A shopping cart system that sorts and saves
The clever Lotus Trolley Bag is made by a family-owned business committed to reducing plastic bag waste.
A cutting board that’s a cut above
What really makes the Fledge special is its size and the flexible, rubber rim that flips to create a groove for catching juices to prevent them from spilling over.
For the allergy-aware cook, there are now purple pans
The Allergy ID bakeware is easy to tell apart from other pans because their color stands out.
Recipe: Add toasted pumpkin seeds and orange rind to a golden cornbread
Cornbread needs a relatively small amount of vegetable oil to turn out well; stoneground cornmeal produces the best texture.
Recipe: A satisfying bowl of winter minestrone is simmered with butternut squash and cauliflower
Minestrone, loosely adapted from the classic Italian soup, is any big pot of vegetables, beans, and pasta. And while it’s often made with summer’s garden harvest, it’s just as good in winter.
The confident cook
Recipe: A vegetarian tart for the brunch table mixes ricotta, spinach, and artichoke hearts
That nice golden top you see on savory tarts in the best cafes comes from a quick turn under the broiler for a minute or two to brown it.
Koppen brings Belichick lessons to his brewing career
As for the notoriously fastidious Tom Brady (lots of water, no nightshades), Koppen says his former quarterback could benefit from an IPA or two, and says, “I think he may owe it to me to have one of my beers.”
Amrheins property in South Boston under agreement for $18m
A manager of the iconic South Boston restaurant says there is a deal to sell the half-acre parcel.
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Recipes: Mushrooms put a fun spin on a French dish and tacos
Mushrooms star in main courses so satisfying, you might not even miss the meat.
Durgin-Park’s impending closure marks end of an era
The restaurant, which opened in 1827 and is known for its Yankee pot roast and Boston baked beans, will close Jan. 12, its manager said.
Snacks on wheels: PepsiCo tests self-driving robot delivery
Eight stories you may have missed Thursday from the world of business.
What’s in a name? In Keene, N.H., restaurant’s name stirs debate
The name of a Keene, N.H., Vietnamese restaurant has drawn criticism.
West Roxbury gets a new pita parlor
At Bonapita, the warm, puffy bread is baked in house, and you’ll find sandwiches, salads, and rice plates from a Johnson & Wales-trained chef.
A taste of summer in January
It’s always 80 degrees and sunny at the Summer Shack in Cambridge — so it’s the perfect place for a luau in the dead of winter.
New year, new places to eat
Food news you can use, including that the Market Basket in Waltham now has a full liquor store, so you can stock all your shelves at once.
Trying to lose weight in 2019? Here’s what the latest dieting studies say
Before embarking on a weight loss plan for the new year, here’s a look at some of what was learned last year.
Here, there, and everywhere
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news you can use.