Category Archives: Food

Celebrating Food Day Two Ways

If you share my belief that everyone should have access to healthy, tasty, safe, affordable food, then every day is “food day,” but I still look forward to the national observation of Food Day on and around October 24 each … Continue reading

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Hot Day in September for Boston Local Food

September 27, 2014 may go down in history–literally–as a hot day for Boston local food. The thermometer hit 80 degrees as a blazing September sun shone on the second annual Boston Fermentation Festival and the third annual Let’s Talk About … Continue reading

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Help Families in Need to Dine Out with Dignity

As someone who loves growing, cooking, eating, and sharing healthy local food, I’m always looking for ways to pass along my latest and greatest find. So I was excited to meet Dan Napierski at the recent Mass Innovation Nights Foodie … Continue reading

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Paris Pastry and My David Lebovitz Obsession

If the coming of September has made you start daydreaming about your next fabulous trip (I’m talking to you, Julia S.), here’s a little app to help feed your fantasies: the Paris Pastry Guide. Available on the iPhone App Store, … Continue reading

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Tasting a Bite of Barcelona

    Barcelona is known as a foodie paradise. I expected to love the food there, but my eating experiences on a recent vacation were decidedly mixed. Like this:Like Loading…

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New Crop of Food Entrepreneurs Are Hungry For Funds

Slow Money Boston showcased another exciting crop of food-related entrepreneurs in Cambridge on April 29, 2014.  As always, the entrepreneurs seeking funds were an eclectic bunch, including two farmers, a fermented beverages coop, a grass-fed beef jerky producer, a compost company, … Continue reading

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Not Whooping for Wegmans Yet

East coast supermarket chain Wegmans opened its first Boston-area store this morning in Chestnut Hill, Mass., to the ecstatic delight of many shoppers. While I’m intrigued by what they offer,  I’m not ready to sign up for the Wegmans cult … Continue reading

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Wrap-up: Traceability is the New Black

As I wandered through the aisles of this year’s Seafood Expo North America, I was surprised but encouraged to see the word “traceable” displayed alongside the word “sustainable” on many booths. Like this:Like Loading…

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Candied Salmon Strips, Salted Herring, and Seafood Pasta

As a seafood-eating vegetarian, I usually have to be very careful about asking if foods contain any meat. So one of the many things I love about coming to the Seafood Expo is being able to eat almost anything displayed! … Continue reading

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Patrick McMurray Teaches Me about Oysters

I’m a relatively recent oyster lover. Growing up in a Kosher home in the Chicago area, oysters weren’t common fare.  My first taste of a raw bivalve was a quahog someone slipped me when I worked as a camp counselor … Continue reading

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