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What She’s Having
Turning back time with plantains in the Fenway
A lot’s changed in the Fenway when it comes to food, and that’s a good thing. But El Pelon’s $5.75 plate of plantains hasn’t, and for that we’re thankful.
How to eat like a New Englander in the fall
Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest book has the word ‘simple’ in the title. Surprisingly, a lot of it is.
Ottolenghi’s books have a cult following, but even devotees whisper about how complicated it is to cook from them. With “Ottolenghi SIMPLE,” we get many quick, easy, appealing recipes.
Q&A with Noma’s René Redzepi and David Zilber of famed restaurant Noma
In a new book, Noma’s chef and owner, René Redzepi, and David Zilber, who runs the restaurant’s fermentation lab, set out to demystify the restaurant’s approach to fermentation in a how-to aimed at home cooks.
Waku, a wellness tea with roots in Ecuador
With help from Babson College’s Summer Venture Program for student entrepreneurs and a successful crowd-funding campaign, two men who grew up on Ecuador launched the product last fall.
Trade those trademark mice for ghosts — for a month at least
L.A. Burdick’s little ghosts are hand-piped and filled with dark chocolate ganache blended with pumpkin, spices, and cider, and enrobed in a sheet of white chocolate.
Recipe: Pudding cakes, like this one with apples and caramel, are old-fashioned, magical desserts
In the oven, the batter in a pudding cake rises to the top, forming a cake, while the liquids sink to the bottom to make a sauce.
Recipe: Your trusty sheet pan holds chicken breasts surrounded by colorful balsamic peppers
Choose a combination of red, orange, and yellow bell peppers for this chicken dish.
Inside Noma’s sleek fermentation lab
Located in a former military warehouse that was converted earlier this year into the restaurant’s sleek and elegant new home — known as Noma 2.0 — the fermentation lab was designed from the ground up by David Zilber, head of fermentation for the restaurant.
Boston’s on board
Vermont’s JK Adams, known for their beautifully crafted serving boards and trays, added the Cityscape Collection, a series of servers engraved with eight US city skylines, including Boston.
Ottolenghi’s skin-crisped salmon fillets with pine-nut salsa was mentioned in a British movie
A salmon dish in “Ottolenghi SIMPLE” is attributed to Bridget Jones because of a line in the movie “Bridget Jones’s Baby” about the dish; it didn’t exist until now.
From ‘Ottolenghi SIMPLE,’ cherry tomatoes are charred and spooned over yogurt
In the cookbook “Ottolenghi SIMPLE,” the author writes, “One of the beauties of this dish lies in the exciting contrast between the hot, juicy tomatoes and fridge-cold yogurt.”
The confident cook
Recipe: Use the prep-as-you-go method for this one-pan dish of cauliflower, chickpeas, and greens
Many dishes require a time-consuming mise en place (everything prepped). Not this one.
Cheers to beers made with grain that’s malted locally
Of the four main ingredients in beer — water, hops, yeast, and grain — the latter might get the least credit.
Getting Salty with Jo Megwa of Piattini and Ora
Megwa grew up in East Boston, the youngest of 10 children. She’s the only one not born in Italy — but you’d never know it.
William Coors, ultraconservative head of brewery, dies at 102
The brewing company executive’s anti-union policies incurred boycotts and the wrath of organized labor, civil rights groups, and minorities.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Apple salads with Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and even caramel
Make the most of the fall harvest with these seasonal salad options.
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Where to eat in Greater Boston
A selection of recent dining reviews from around the region, by Globe critics.
The James elevates the Irish bar experience
Henry and Dowling looked at more than a dozen potential spots for their pub. Then they heard about the location tucked just off Great Plain Avenue in Needham.
Tables: Erbaluce will close at year’s end, MET Natick opens, and a retro arcade debuts
Restaurant news you can use.
Saloniki goes to Harvard
The third and flagship location of Greek fast-casual restaurant Saloniki has a larger menu than its siblings in the Fenway and Central Square.
A new arcade-themed bar called Versus opens in downtown Boston this week
Versus — which will feature games like “Ms. Pac Man,” “Mortal Kombat,” Skee-Ball, and cornhole — opens to the public at noon Thursday.
Fellow chefs turn out for Jason Santos’s wedding
The season seven runner-up on “Hell’s Kitchen” and Thuy Le, a pharmaceutical sales rep, tied the knot at the Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth on Sunday.
Burgers, tacos, and pizza at Rewild, the area’s first vegan beer hall
Quincy will soon be home to Rewild, the country’s first plant-based beer hall, restaurant, and cafe.
Good learning and tasty eats
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is cooking up some great classes in honor of its 80th anniversary, led by local celebrity chefs.
The confident cook
Recipe: Sweet, roasted golden beets with goat cheese and toasted walnuts looks striking
For maximum sweetness, wrap the beets in a foil packet and roast them in a hot oven for at least an hour, then cool, peel, and slice.
Single Sips for those on the go
The Republic of Tea, the California company that packages fine teas in attractive canisters, last year introduced a line of Single Sips, convenient pre-measured, slim packets filled with organic herbs, spices, and teas.
Zesty Z za’atar spread is adding pizzazz to just about anything
The dried spice mix made with thyme is used to season almost everything throughout the Middle East.
Recipe: Along the Caspian Sea in Iran, eggplant is roasted, chopped, and cooked with eggs and garlic
Roast small Italian eggplants in a hot oven, or set the vegetables directly on the flame of gas burners, instructs cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij in “Cooking in Iran.”
Regional food from every corner of Iran celebrated in a new cookbook
“Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes & Kitchen Secrets,” by Najmieh Batmanglij, offers food derived from the royal courts and commoners in the cities and villages.
Getting Salty with Esther Tetreault of Trillium Brewing Co.
Tetreault has the perfect job: She makes beer with her husband. This fall, the pair will open a restaurant near their Fort Point flagship.
Q&A with Mark Kurlansky, author of ‘Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas’
The book delves into the history and cacophony of milk controversies, religious edicts, rituals, superstitions, and health pronouncements. Against this backdrop, artisanal practices shaped regional cuisines and brought us splendid cheeses.
The Jagermeister Old Fashioned, a delicious hack
Squeezing an orange peel over the top of the drink to express the oils awakens the Jagermeister’s bright citrus flavors from under the peppery whiskey. The simple trick ignites dynamic complexity. A glorious hack, indeed.
Recipe: Toss spaghetti with smoked salmon and peas for a quick, weeknight dinner
For nights when you need something quick and satisfying that doesn’t require a drawer full of fresh produce, keep this spaghetti recipe in your back pocket.
Recipe: After roasting, Greek lemon potatoes are crispy and caramelized
A small amount of sugar in the lemon juice marinade caramelizes the potatoes so they brown at the edges. Begin with small Yukon Gold potatoes or another golden variety.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Soup, salad, and pasta — a Northern Italian menu for fall
Chestnut-apple soup, cabbage salad with crispy prosciutto, and a spinach and cheese infused pasta.
Sonsie celebrates 25th anniversary with red carpet and a big bash
The Newbury Street institution hosted a number of local celebs and VIPs.
It’s an all-day cafe! It’s a Chinese restaurant!
At the adjacent Vester and Dumpling Daughter, the concepts may not be related, but the people behind them are sisters.
Tupelo closing its doors; a vegan beer hall opens
Restaurant news you can use.
A boost for Bimini: More polish, more places to stay
Bimini’s major selling point: Its convenience. It’s the closest part of the Bahamas to get to, whether from Florida or the Northeast.
There’s more to Fall River than Lizzie Borden
Here are just a few places to visit and things to do in Fall River that have (almost) nothing to do with the murder of her parents.
Joe Froggers: A Marblehead taste tradition
The molasses-rum cookie, purportedly invented in the early days of the nation by Lucretia Brown, was named for her husband, Joe, and the large frogs found in nearby Black Joe Pond.
Police: Mom fills son’s sippy cup with alcohol, gets drunk
Police in suburban Atlanta say a woman filled her son’s sippy cup with an alcoholic beverage, sneaked it into a movie theater and became so drunk she couldn’t walk, talk or care for the 5-year-old.
Led by the nose through China
We were on a highly controlled, tightly scheduled trip designed to give US reporters a taste of Chinese culture, society, and politics. It soon became our mission to break free — if even just a little.
What She’s Having
Rabottini’s: The pop-up pizzeria in Lower Allston that stole my heart
Embrace impermanence with the glorious pies at Rabottini’s, open through December. (And hope it finds its forever home soon.)
President Trump says he’d be a ‘mess’ as a drinker
The president noted that he is not a drinker while talking about Brett Kavanaugh’s comments about liking beer, saying, ‘‘It’s one of my only good traits.’’