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An intimate guide to dining in — and eating out — this Valentine's Day

Erotic Potluck
Food and sex have long been intimate bedfellows. What's the endgame of a dinner date but the prospect of the coital desserts waiting at home?


Christopher Kimball of America’s Test Kitchen tackles tough topics on his new radio show

Chafing dishes
Christopher Kimball is angry about olive oil.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 01, 2012


I learned to love the grape — and so can you, at the Boston Wine Expo

Snob Story
I have never been a stranger to wine.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 12, 2012


The Art of Eating turns 25

The teaching book
A recipe is a slippery creature. Understanding how to throw a certain combination of ingredients into a pot and make something edible is one thing. Truly feeling the intention behind it? That's another.  
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 30, 2011


Photos: 'My Last Supper: The Next Course'

Melanie Dunea's, My Last Supper: The Next Course | Reading at the Harvard Bookstore, November 16th, 7pm.
Melanie Dunea's portraits of David Chang, Masaharu Morimoto, Marco Pierre White, and more.
By: MELANIE DUNEA  |  November 16, 2011


Science fare

The chemistry of haute cuisine
This week, Chang is coming to Harvard to take part in "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter," a new lecture series devoted to the science of food that pairs renowned chefs with Harvard scientists.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 14, 2011


The secret life of beekeepers

When I decided to let a hive of bees into my life, I didn't know whether it would be totally sweet — or a complete buzzkill
You probably don't measure bees in terms of pounds. You probably don't measure bees at all.
By: LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  October 19, 2011


A mushroom of one's own

The woods around Boston are full of fantastic fungi — if you just know where to look
I can hear the members of the Boston Mycological Club laughing as they read this.  
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 21, 2011


Speed eating match

Brought to you by: esophodogs.
By: DAVID KISH  |  September 21, 2011

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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

Strange tales
There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 24, 2011


The 15 most ape-friendly grubs in the hub

Monkey chow
Here's a guide to monkey-themed foods available about town.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 04, 2011

Smell season to taste

An aspiring chef searches for her lost sense of smell

Scentless Apprentice
Six years ago, while jogging in Brookline, aspiring chef Molly Birnbaum was struck by an oncoming Ford. The impact broke her pelvis and shattered her skull. But worst of all, it mangled her olfactory nerves, destroying Birnbaum's sense of smell and her ability to taste all but the most overpowering of flavors.
By: BY EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 20, 2011


Lamb Jam Thank You Ma'am

Our reporter eats meat. A lot of meat.
On February 20, eight women gathered in an anodyne conference room in the Charles Hotel to eat and pass judgment on 17 courses of lamb. I was one of them.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 07, 2011


Anthony Bourdain hits the road again

Mouthing off
The things that come out of Anthony Bourdain’s mouth are frequently as bold as the things that go in.  
By: LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 28, 2011


Recipe for disaster: Valentine's Day horror stories from Boston restaurant insiders

Thinking about taking your valentine out for a fancy dinner this year? Think again.
These restauranteurs have seen more than a few funny valentines.
By: LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 10, 2011


Nadeau's resolutions for restaurateurs

Looking forward for 2011
By: ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 29, 2010


Team spirits

Competitive Drinking Dept.
Up in Vancouver, the red, white, and blue are riding high on gold (medals that is) for feats of awe-inspiring athleticism.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 24, 2010


What Would Joan Do?

Jackie or Marilyn, Pete or Roger — they are what they eat. So, who are you?
So you've got a party coming up, a gift due, or a difficult-to-please significant other.
By: CLEA SIMON  |  December 08, 2009


Drink like Don

Whiskey drinks for people who don’t like whiskey. Yet.
If Mad Men has taught us anything, it's that we shouldn't go to a 1960s advertising executive for health advice.
By: JASON O'BRYAN  |  December 08, 2009


Restaurants serving hot deals for Thanksgiving

Don't bother cooking this Turkey Day; check out our best meal-deals around town and spare yourself.
Cooking a full Thanksgiving feast can be a huge energy-suck, especially for those of us who work all week long. If you're still dying to bite into a juicy turkey and stuff your face full of delectible stuffing, but don't have the energy to expend (or you just can't or hate to cook), consider going out to eat for one of these fantabulous Thanksgiving Day deals.
By: LISA SPINELLI  |  November 23, 2009


Rare treats

There are foodie consumers and there are foodie creators, but they all appreciate something unusual
They've dined you, they've wined you with meals both wonderful and offal.
By: CLEA SIMON  |  December 08, 2008

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