Munch Madness

// Oleana wins Munch Madness 2017

By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

// Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

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The baked stuffed lobster at The Wild Rose Restaurant at Stonehurst Manor.

Baked stuffed lobster, where have you gone?

The labor-intensive classic New England dish used to be a restaurant staple, but it’s a little trickier to find these days.

How to get ready for the next fun-filled chapter in Maine

The “Maine Play Book” is organized by season, and each section features farms, nature preserves, and parks, as well as events and activities for families.

You might think there are more vegetarians than ever. You’d be wrong

The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years — and it’s still a pretty small group, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Pass the grated cheese: MIT researchers uncover major spaghetti findings

MIT researchers have discovered a way to break uncooked spaghetti noodles in two. Stop smirking — they say the breakthrough could have implications far beyond the kitchen.

Produce at the Clark Farm stand at the Salem Farmer's Market.

How to make the most of farmers’ markets now

Here are six things to know before you hit that local farmer’s market. And if you don’t know where the closest one is, we’ve got you covered.

There’s a new Girl Scout cookie in town (but not all towns): Caramel Chocolate Chip

The gluten-free, peanut-free treat is made with caramel, chocolate chips, and sea salt. The new flavor was announced today, and selling season begins Dec. 4.

Pattypan squash and candy-striped beet salad with basil pistou and peppercress

Recipe: Pattypan squash and candy-striped beet salad with basil pistou and peppercress

This hot-weather medley is a game changer to the eyes and palate.

B.L.T. (bacon, lobster, and tomato) pasta salad

Recipe: B.L.T. (bacon, lobster, and tomato) pasta salad

This salad is a stunner at swanky patio dinner parties, but also casual enough to take on a beach picnic.

Summer salads to keep your tastebuds guessing

These recipes from local chefs are both deliciously unusual and unusually delicious — a snap to toss together at home.

Microwave blueberry jam

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Welcome to the modern pantry. You can make blueberry jam in the microwave.

A single jar of jam, made in minutes, comes in handy when you want to coddle houseguests or take a homemade jar to a friend.

Spicy chicken thigh sandwiches with sriracha mayonnaise

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Guests will cry with joy over crispy chicken sandwiches with sriracha mayo

Add golden, spicy chicken thighs to rice dishes, top a salad with big chunks, use them shredded as the centerpiece of tacos, or tuck them into soft, toasted buns.

Grilled swordfish steaks with corn relish

The confident cook

Recipe: Local grilled swordfish steaks are spectacular with fresh corn relish

North Atlantic swordfish and a relish made from freshly picked corn are the best of the sea and fields in this region.

Jeff Soderbergh handcrafts cutting and serving boards from trees that came down in storms or are at the end of their life.

Beautiful upcycled cutting and serving boards

Like he does with his furniture, Jeff Soderbergh handcrafts the boards from trees that came down in storms or are at the end of their life.

Coffee Crunch is party of GrandyOats’s “Coconola” line.

This ‘granola’ has no grains and oats, but it does have coffee and coconut

The new product from GrandyOats is gluten-free, organic, and made in a solar-powered bakery.

Another Sun God is River Bar’s spin on the margarita.


Sips: Another Sun God is a tribute to the classic margarita

About 56 percent of women and 44 percent of men rank it as their favorite. It’s also a top pick among bartenders with a penchant for taking creative license.

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.

Korean-style ribs.

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Recipes: Spicy Korean-style ribs, on the grill

A complex red chili paste called gochujang gives these tasty treats just the right amount of heat.

Get some fried chicken and beer at the Summer at ’72 block party.

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Toast summer at ’72 block party

The 72 Shrewsbury Street restaurant building hosts its first annual block party on Aug. 26.


Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 12-18

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The ruling concluded that former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt violated federal law by ignoring the conclusions of agency scientists that chlorpyrifos is harmful.

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Agency had overruled its scientists, who determined that chlorpyrifos is harmful.

The Seaport restaurant Chickadee features a menu inspired by the Mediterranean.

Quick Bite

Chickadee takes flight in the Seaport

The Mediterranean-influenced restaurant from No. 9 Park alums is located in the Innovation and Design Building.

FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies’ brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

A court ruled that the Trump administration kept the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite scientific evidence that it can harm babies’ brains.

James Beard award-winner Karen Akunowicz is planning to open Fox & The Knife in South Boston.


A Latin vibe at Casa Caña in Allston, and a celebrated chef settles on Italian in South Boston

Restaurant news you can use.

 To highlight New Hampshire’s tax-free status, the state liquor commission is offering discounts at its liquor and wine outlet stores.

Mass. residents can save 13 percent on liquor in N.H. through Sept. 3

To highlight New Hampshire’s tax-free status, the state liquor commission is offering discounts at its outlet stores for out-of-staters equal to double each state’s sales tax rate.

Globe Magazine

Where to have fun with your dog around Boston

Summer and fall are the perfect seasons for hitting the road and getting outside with your dog. And the adventures range far beyond your local dog park.


UMass Amherst chef Tony Jung gets cooking on the ‘Today’ show

The university won Princeton Review’s Best Campus Food award for the third year in a row.

The salted caramel pretzel milkshake is one of many over-the-top flavors at Kaffeology.

Food Find

Over-the-top milkshakes at Kaffeology in Newport

Try the s’mores shake — with graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate, and torched marshmallows — or this summer’s special “unicorn” shake.

R.I. Police shut down kids’ lemonade stand at tourist spot

Officials shut down the stand at Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, citing a local ordinance aimed at keeping the trail commercial free.

Squid ink fettuccine at Talulla in Cambridge.

Dining Out

The art and the deal at Talulla

What’s on the plate here? Precision and prettiness.

A customer couldn’t find any ginger in Canada Dry ginger ale, so she’s suing

It’s not the first lawsuit to hold the company to task for its ingredient list.

A Katz’s Deli hot pastrami sandwich at DeKalb Market.


A food hall tour of the Big Apple

In addition to choice, the one-stop-shopping eateries offer shelter and a feeling of community.

From left: Jad Torres, Zoe Bates, Ella Maher-Santarpia, and Suriya Keshava conduct a test at America’s Test Kitchen.

America’s Test Kitchen welcomes kids into the kitchen

The brand officially debuts with the ATK Kids Fest on Sept. 16, featuring cooking demos, food-related science experiments, and samples.

Devin Adams, owner of Quincy’s Townshend and Belfry.

Getting Salty

Devin Adams on Hawaii, Hemingway, and why simpler is better

Adams owns Quincy’s Townshend and plans to open Belfry in the city this fall.

Injy Farat Lew’s mushroom and tomato shakshuka

The confident cook

Recipe: Her cooking is casual and creative, and so is her mushroom and tomato shakshuka

Injy Farat Lew’s version of shakshuka, the Middle Eastern dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce, was a second-day use for ravioli sauce we had the night before.

Slice-and-bake cornmeal butter cookies

Recipe: Slice-and-bake cornmeal butter cookies are all you need beside fresh berries

Stoneground cornmeal in a buttery dough adds an appealing, slightly gritty texture to these cookies.

Spicy smashed cucumber salad

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Fresh mint and cilantro season a spicy smashed cucumber salad with lime

Sambal oelek, which is the ground chile paste used in this cucumber salad, is a Southeast Asian condiment that is bright red and chunky (think sriracha with more heft).

Lily Ward, 7, played in Rings Fountain on the Rose Kennedy Greenway earlier this summer. The fountain is just one place to beat the sweltering temps this week.

Beat by the heat? Chill at these 12 cool spots this week

Escape the sweltering temperatures at spots all around the city. 

Sara B. Franklin

Q&A with food scholar Sara B. Franklin, whose new book highlights the influence of Edna Lewis

When Lewis wrote “The Taste of Country Cooking” in 1976, it would have been hard to imagine how much her work would resonate four decades later.

Try aromatic tonic water for a pink G&T

The mixer is made with South American angostura bark and gives the classic cooling cocktail a rosy hue.

Safe snacking you can feel good about

From New Wave Enviro, a family-owned Colorado company specializing in reusable products, the Safe Snacker lunch box is designed for “little hands” but works as well for grown-ups.

Top this topping

Carol Atwill of Mansfield grew up loving her mother’s hot fudge sauce, which was always on the dessert table, usually drizzled over ice cream, at family birthdays and other celebrations.

French chef Joel Robuchon.

French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at age 73

Master chef Joel Robuchon was for years the holder of the most Michelin stars in the world.

A flight of beers is set on a locally sourced pine countertop at Marshfield’s Stellwagen Beer Co.


‘It’s a fishing beer, a boat beer, with big enough hop flavor to keep it interesting’

Stellwagen Beer Co. still has that new brewery smell.

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A feast fit for Julia Child

Inman Square’s Puritan & Company celebrates the legendary culinary icon.

Your itinerary for a tater tot crawl through Boston

A flight of eateries serving upscale versions of the humble potato treat.

Hotel Nobis, Copenhagen

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Yusra Wahab

While Yusra Wahab originally started @nomnom_boston as a fun, food-based Instagram account for friends, she soon recognized that it could be even more.

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// The buzz on coffee and the people who drink it

Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.