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Rosemary sea-salt focaccia

Recipe: Focaccia is especially good right from your own oven, topped with sea salt and rosemary

Homemade focaccia is tender with a beautiful golden color. Set finished squares beside roast chicken or cut smaller pieces and fill with smoked turkey or egg salad for Game Day sandwiches.

Rule-benders’ pork ramen

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Homemade rule-benders’ ramen builds bowls with an intense broth, pork, and noodles

The key to great ramen is the broth and it doesn’t require a lot of work, just forethought and simmering time. Make it the day before, prep the toppings, and you’re there.

“We might see tipping going away or being adapted,” Irene Li, chef-owner of Mei Mei.

What to expect from restaurants in 2018

Industry experts predict trends for the coming year.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Love Letters

I’m the single friend — and I’m unhappy

“Over the past few years, I have started getting very sad after friends’ weddings, when they announce pregnancies, when their kids have birthdays, etc.”

Ask Amy

Live-in partner doesn’t want boyfriend’s kids

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Chef Daniel Bruce (center) with Boston Harbor Hotel colleagues Gary Tummings of Canton (left) and Donovan King of Chelsea.

Names

Boston Wine Festival warms up the winter

The 29th annual celebration runs through the end of March.

Fake news jeans: travesty or sign of the times?

Since the Golden Globes on Sunday, the question of what to wear to the various awards shows has become even more fraught than usual. It’s not just about a dress any more, but about solidarity.

love letters by meredith goldstein

No answers. No explanations. Just gone.

What should I do? No answers. No explanation. Just POOF! Gone.

US approves first drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared the first treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations, which are genetic defects that raise the risk of malignancies.

Holbrook Phelan and Neil Mechlin.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘I was hurt that some guy who didn’t even know me was blowing me off’

Will a seating mix-up at the restaurant derail this date?

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers share their thoughts on stories about why people avoid the doctor, sober fitness buddies, and more.

Style Watch

A Hingham living room gets a touch of South Carolina

A young family wants to surround itself with the colors and feel of Charleston after a move to Massachusetts.

King earned his PhD from BU in 1955.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 15-21

Martin Luther King Day commemorations, “America’s Test Kitchen” live in Cambridge, and more.

Miss Conduct

Advice: They refused to let me pay, then had the nerve to call me a freeloader

I reconnected with a cousin, and she and her husband insisted on treating me when we got together despite my protests; now they’ve turned on me. Plus, how to sidestep Facebook challenges.

Diana’s Baths in Bartlett, N.H.

New year, new you, new travels

Make 2018 your most adventurous year yet.

US Olympic archives in Colorado.

Tourism and sports win big by teaming up

Already a $1.41 trillion industry, sports tourism is projected to shoot up to a projected $5.72 trillion by 2021.

A ski company grows in East Boston

Parlor has become the largest ski manufacturer in New England, and is a name quickly becoming a status symbol among skiers.

Strawberry Fields Salad is one of the new first-class food selections offered by United Airlines, which announced in 2014 that it’s upgrading first-class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.

New study ranks healthy airline food options. (Hint: Bring your own.)

At 35,000 feet, even a forlorn-looking tray can serve as both entertainment and sustenance for a captive audience.

A stretch of beach on Mayaguana.

Mayaguana, a world away and worth the trip

A man asked me if I knew his cousin in Brooklyn and seemed surprised when I said I didn’t. On Mayaguana, everyone knows everyone else.

The Essex Hotel in South Beach Miami

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

How Miami saved its glorious Art Deco pastel-tinted past

Miami’s beautiful Art Deco District is an architectural treasure trove, but it wasn’t always that way.

Tables: Buttonwood opens in Newton, and there’s a Revival in the Alewife area

Restaurant news you can use.

obsession

Program explores the business of fashion

A new short-term program explores the changing business of fashion.

book review

The downside of being a prodigy

“Off The Charts’’ examines the stories of 15 gifted children and emphasizes the strains and difficulties that accompany prodigious gifts.

Rex Burkhead

The VIP Lounge | Rex Burkhead

The VIP Lounge with Rex Burkhead

We caught up with the Patriots running back, a University of Nebraska product who played for the Cincinnati Bengals before coming to New England, to talk about all things travel.

Château La Tour de By at Frenchie.

Sips

She’s pouring her father’s Bordeaux at Frenchie

“It’s very natural for me to have this wine,” explains Sandrine Rossi, a native of Normandy, France. She’s referring to a pour from Château La Tour de By, where her father, Jean, is co-owner.

A necklace in Bulgari’s Diva’s Dream collection

Fashion

Roman jeweler Bulgari comes to town

It formerly sold necklaces, rings, and more in Boston through Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sandra Bernhard brings her new show “Sandemonium” to the new City Winery on Jan. 19.

The VIP Lounge with Sandra Bernhard

The comedian, actress, and author loves to travel and is excited to be taking her show “Sandemonium” to select cities in the United States, including Boston, and internationally.

Poland’s lawmakers debate proposed changes to abortion law

Poland’s lawmakers on Wednesday debated two proposals to change the country’s strict abortion law — one liberalizing it, and the other toughening the rules.

The meat case at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions in the Back Bay.

Quick Bite

Get in line at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions

There is banh mi made with pork belly and pate; white truffle salami; bologna and American cheese topped with homemade truffle potato chips on white bread; and more.

Love Letters

I think my fiance puts his family before me, and it’s a problem

She dropped everything when one of his parents was hospitalized. But she can’t get his attention now that one of hers is ill.

Love Letters

Hooked up twice (in a year)

I really feel like he might be the one. The issue comes when I try to take it from this confusing middle ground to dating or exclusivity.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store Wednesday in Los Angeles.

ICE agents descend on dozens of 7-Eleven stores in pre-dawn hours

Agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with a 4-year-old case against a franchisee on New York’s Long Island.

George Li carved a Darth Vader snowman for his son, Tanner, on a sidewalk in the Leather District. On Wednesday morning, Tanner confronted the icy villain.

‘Luke, I am your snowman’

George Li built a snowy Darth Vader for his son, Tanner, in the Leather District.

Local nonprofit benefits from MTV reality show

FIGHT, which was founded by Charlestown native Johnny Hickey, the writer-director of the 2010 movie “Oxy-Morons,” was the winning charity on MTV’s “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.”

Names

Mayor Marty Walsh announces artists in residence for city program

The AIR program is designed to bring local artists, city employees, and community members together to collaborate on projects exploring local issues.

Ask Amy

Daughter struggles with self-esteem at college

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

The San Miguel de Allende traditional market.

FOOD & TRAVEL

Food & Travel: From chapulines to chicharrones

San Miguel de Allende, the clamorous colonial town in the Sierra Madre mountains in central Mexico, was recently named “The Best City in the World” by Conde Nast magazine readers.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz at home in Cambridge and reading “Islandborn.”

books

Why acclaimed novelist Junot Diaz decided to write a children’s book

“Islandborn” arose from a promise the author, who was born in the Dominican Republic, made to two godchildren who asked him to write a children’s book featuring kids who looked like them.

The Harvard

From the Bar

From the Bar: A smart remake of the Manhattan

The Harvard is a minimal reworking of the classic, swapping cognac in place of whiskey and enlivening the production with a splash of seltzer.

Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewery introduced a coffee stout to satisfy customers’ cravings for a winter brew.

Bottles

Bottles: What happened to winter ales?

It’s true that many brewers have indeed moved away from them, offering stouts, IPAs, or in some cases nothing at all in their place. We found out why.

The “three kings” prepared to step to the podium with Mayor Martin J. Walsh. From left: Manuel Esquivel (

City employees donate toys for BPS students from Puerto Rico at Three Kings Day Celebration

The holiday is celebrated on Jan. 6 in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and many Latin American countries. This year, the Boston City Hall event had to be rescheduled because of last week’s snow.

Recipe: Baked marinated tofu

Recipe for baked marinated tofu for your grain bowl.

Recipe: Roasted butternut squash

Roasted butternut squash for your grain bowl.

Recipe: Miso ginger salad dressing

Miso ginger salad dressing for your grain bowl.

Recipe: Crispy chickpeas for your grain bowl

Crispy chickpeas for your grain bowl.