Put some Vino in your Voyage Gordon’s Fine Wines and Liquors is hosting a VinoVoyage on May 13th. Take the Spirit of Boston, add more than 250 wines for the tasting, a buffet dinner, DJ, live jazz and…bon voyage! Continue reading →
So many people in my life have food allergies. Sesame. Peanuts. Avocado. Gluten. Some are easier than others to avoid. And these allergies don’t just cause the sniffles….they make people really, really sick: respiratory distress, cardiac irregularity, skin rashes, gastro breakdowns. The works.
Whatever it is, it’s L-A-M-E. For them and for their sympathetic (and social!) family and friends.
In comes a new discovery (at least for moi). AllergyEats! Whether your nemesis is soy or shellfish, AllergyEats gives you a way out….and a way in to restaurants who can accomodate your needs. Just check off your allergies, type in your location, and voila. AllergyEats also accepts reviews from the allergy-enhanced. So make sure to share the wisdom.
Like who knew Cambridge’s Cuchi Cuchi has a gluten-free menu?
Imagine that you are about to host a dinner party for 275 of your closest friends. You would have to plan the meal, buy (or grow) the ingredients, find the right recipes, make creative place cards for everyone, organize the kitchen, get all the matching silverware, so on and so forth. Now, imagine being in that kitchen right before you start cooking. You know what you need to do—or at least you have a plan—but you don’t even know where to start there is so much to do. For me, this is close to what I feel on the farm every April. A special blend of excitement, nervousness, positive energy and hope fill my belly each day as I head out into the fields and stare down the large task that awaits me (oh, and did I mention, a dash of panic in there, too?). Continue reading →
Megan, DD’s blogger extraordinaire, never fails to bring us beautiful pictures and delectable menu ideas. Plus I can always count on Megan to test-drive recipes… that intimidating-sounding tart recipe I read about in this month’s Bon Appetit? Yup, she tried it….and she somehow made it sound doable.
In this post, Megan recaps her recent Easter Dinner with family and friends.
So here’s to bloggers who inspire us to cook! Bravi!
Since I work on Sundays and couldn’t go home to celebrate Easter, my mom, my dad, one of my brothers, and one of my sisters and her boyfriend came up to visit me and Jeff a few weekends ago, and I made an Easter dinner for them. I also made a bunch of sweet treats to celebrate my mom’s and my sister’s birthdays.
I wanted to incorporate traditional Easter foods as well as spring foods into the meal. The main course had to be ham or lamb, sticking with the Easter theme. I ultimately went with lamb because my siblings wouldn’t eat either meat, and Jeff doesn’t like ham. (My mom came to the rescue by bringing grilled chicken and peppers for the kids. Can you believe I’m still calling my little sister, who just turned 18 last week, a kid?) Read the rest of the post HERE
Since I started interning at PRK, I have become a big fan of the health food bloggers. They always innovate, and this inspires me to branch out in the kitchen, especially when it comes to how I eat my veggies. A while back I noticed that Tina of Carrots ‘n’ Cake would not stop raving about kale chips. I had never had kale before, but I was pretty damn sure no leafy green could ever make a good substitute for potato chips.
Despite my initial stance against the idea, Tina’s recipe kept following me around, haunting me. Kinda scary. I knew kale was good for you, but still I was skeptical. Eventually, after reading the Siren calls on other blogs (KERF, Always Order Dessert, more CnC), I caved. ENOUGH! I’ll try them. Continue reading →
Photo of farm shrimp operations in Thailand by Matthew Thompson, Aquaculture Specialist New England Aquarium. Taken on a recent joint trip made by staff of the Aquarium and Ahold USA.
With traditional fishing communities, and world-class crab shacks, New England has long been a hub for seafood. More recently, the New England Aquarium has taken a lead role among conservation organizations encouraging the seafood industry to think about long-term sustainability.
The Aquarium hosts dinners with Boston’s top seafood chefs. They also began working with supermarkets to look at the items behind seafood counters.
The Aquarium and major seafood retailers make unlikely bedfellows. Public Radio Kitchen set out for some informal conversations to find out more about what their partnerships look like, and what these groups hope to gain by working in concert.
No one volunteered numbers on the program’s impact–not least because so many different pieces have been involved. Ultimately, it’s hard to know how big an impact this partnership has had so far. However, everyone involved agreed that progress in sustainable seafood will depend on those customers. The University of Rhode Island’s ‘Sustainable Seafood Initiative’ has resources you can use to get educated on eating seafood sustainably.
By all accounts, the third ever Wine Riot was a riotous success. Boston’s monster wine expo is the work of The Second Glass, “your unpretentious, badass source for baller wine information.” Enjoy the postcard!
There were LOTS of campers lining up last night to eat cupcakes at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville. Buzzing, happy and, mostly, expectant. The line ate up the sidewalk outside of Cupcake Camp, 2- to 3-people deep, for most of the evening. Wait time? Everyone we asked said, “Oh, about an hour.” Continue reading →