Category Archives: Food

Popcorn

When I was eight years old, the winter after my mother died, I ate popcorn after school every day. I sat on the green, corduroy couch in our family room in our colonial-style house in Virginia. My freshly popped popcorn … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Personal Essays | 3 Comments

Food and Fun in the Mad River Valley of Vermont

On a Tuesday in March, a Dodge Sprinter Van painted with puffy white clouds, deep blue waters, and green hills speckled with farmhouses pulls up in front of the Bridge Street Butchery in Waitsfield. The Grateful Dead pulses on the … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Travel | 1 Comment

The Perfect Nut

I have eaten almonds all my life. I’ve enjoyed them sliced, slivered, and whole. I’ve had them blanched, honey-roasted, and covered in chocolate. I’ve eaten them fresh from the farmer in San Rafael, California. I’ve scooped them from a heap … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge, Food, Local | 2 Comments

Changing the Tenses on Rooftop Farming

Until recently, when I thought of the word “farm” I pictured, you know, a farm–grazing cows, big tractors, an old broken down barn, rows of tomatoes and eggplants, a gruff, ruddy-complexioned man in plaid shirt, scraggly beard, and mud-encased boots.  … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Business, Food, Gardening | 3 Comments

The Bridge Street Butchery

The most scenic way to arrive at the Bridge Street Butchery in Waitsfield, Vermont is through the covered bridge, preferably on foot. That way, you can spy the 1833 beams and take time to gaze over the side at the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Food, Profiles | 4 Comments

Plodding not Walking

Longteine and Kenthao de Monteiro, founders of The Elephant Walk restaurants in Cambridge, Brookline, and Waltham grew up in the privileged class in Cambodia—he was a diplomat. They fled to safety in France when the Khmer Rouge took over their … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge, Food, Local, Restaurant Review | 1 Comment

No Longer Chicken about Chicken

I went to Back to Basics cooking school at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts a few years back and blogged about it for Misstropolis.com. The website no longer exists so I’m reprinting them here. Enjoy! Day Eight Chicken: versatile, economical, and … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Local, Personal Essays | Leave a comment