Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer! Courtesy photo.

Celebrate Boston’s sweetest week with Buca di Beppo, Da Vinci Ristorante, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake & Stanhope Grille By Bryan Barbieri WHAT: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is celebrating its 12th year of success in the city! This year, some of the area’s premier restaurants and bakeries will be joining forces to help … [Read more...]

BOSTON: Convention Center Pairs Renowned Chefs with New Restaurant

Front of Towne. Photo by Eric Levin

*Editor's note: What an exciting addition to Boston's cityscape. I'm curious to see what kind of magic Lydia and Jasper create at Towne.  Please share your experiences. Send them to and I'll post them after the story. Thank you -- Denise Lydia Shire and Jasper White Collaborate on Towne stove and spirits By Regan Dillon, Public Relations official … [Read more...]


Chocolate torte. (Photo by Rosemary Minati.)

Enticing Fare in Portsmouth Review by Rosemary Minati Mombo, 66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH  03801. Telephone:  603-433-2340. Mombo isn't just a culinary experience. No, this new eatery serves enticing visual fare too. My husband and I fell in love with this restaurant the moment we walked through the door. Located in a charming old  building, it has … [Read more...]



SPICE WINGS WITH THIS FLAVORSOME RUB AND MARINADE By Peter Francis Battaglia I'm not one of those chili and hot sauce fanatics, however, I love the intensity of heat, sweetness and the all around flavor profile it adds when one is not stupid with the amount added to a dish.  If you are at all put off by hot foods, maybe you've been force fed too much heat in a … [Read more...]

VERMONT: The Pitcher Inn

The Pitcher Inn. Photo by Emilie C. Harting.

ELEGANT FOOD AND DESIGN IN VERMONT’S MAD RIVER VALLEY by Emilie C. Harting The front entrance of the Pitcher Inn hugs the side of the road on Main Street in the charming village of Warren, Vermont. Here the cadences of everyday life slow down. Often, the only sounds are the wrens and sparrows, the flow of the river behind the general store across the country … [Read more...]

Fresh from the Farm Stand


by Denise Dubé Bavaria spatzle, Germany's white asparagus, and Norwegien salmon are only a few of the specialties I’ve savored during the last few years. But there’s a place much closer to my New England home that brings mouthwatering joy to rivals those international delights. Since we’ve almost hit summer, rather than book an airline ticket to a gastronomic paradise … [Read more...]