Sustainable

Most of my “Go Here, Eat This” posts focus on places in Boston. Today I’m going to encourage you to take a little trip. If you wanted to find genuine ramen, farm-fresh ingredients, locally raised, organic meats; if you wanted to discover the joy of true yakitori seared over binchotan coal; if you craved a […]

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I may be the worst (or best?) procrastinator on the face of the planet. I can use the excuse that I am intermittently reinforced for this habit and thus feel powerless in the face of it. I’m mostly joking and do get an awful lot done, but never quite as much, as quickly as I […]

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When you think about what Portugal has contributed to the world of gastronomic pleasure, we really do – all of us, owe them a debt of gratitude. I was thrilled to receive David Leite’s The New Portuguese Table (ahem) a while ago. As I do, I have spent months reading it and imagining making each recipe […]

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I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. Dame Edith Sitwell   I think this quote appeals to me because I’m often the one who says the unpopular thing that needs to be said. When everyone else […]

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Ceviche has not caught on like sushi yet. Not sure why. South and Central Americans love it. It’s fast, it’s healthy. It probably passes for raw and paleo and all that. Certainly it’s low carb. It’s loaded with vitamins and good clean protein. You can serve it over shredded romaine and radicchio in a martini […]

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Every once in a while we have to shake things up. We all get stuck in ruts, falling back on the familiar recipes, the easy ones we don’t have to think about. Right now, even in New England, we have citrus. You may even have a CSA that brings you citrus from the East coast. […]

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If you’re eating a burger while you’re reading this post, I’ll give you a minute to either finish it in blissful ignorance or go stick your fingers down your throat and get rid of it. Why would I want you to do that? Because it may just save your life. Approximately 25% of the industrial, […]

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This morning the Boston Globe ran part one of a two-part exposé on fish fraud (Diners Order One Fish, Get Another), including this video. This issue is not new, and not limited to Boston. As an iconic coastal city, Boston has long been associated with good, fresh seafood. Are consumers getting what they pay for? […]

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  Living in downtown Boston, a stone’s throw from South Station Train Station, we like to brag that it takes less time to take the train to Providence than it does to drive across town. Maybe a slight exaggeration but not much of one. I was glad to be invited to join part of the […]

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Our BBQ Bonanza continues this week with a sustainable seafood lesson. If you have ever tried to figure out what makes a fish choice sustainable, you might have felt that choosing fish is anything but a walk on the beach. Our guest poster this week is the inimitable Amy McCoy, who was inspired by a […]

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