Category Archives: Local

The Snows of 2015

Well…hello, side mirror! Brady to Gronk…

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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

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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

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A Doctor’s Oath: The Story of Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Eisa Here’s a profile I wrote about Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Eisa from Darfur for TheEditorial.com. “Legally, I couldn’t touch them, but ethically I had to, even if it put my life … Continue reading

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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

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Scrap the Barilla: Make Your Pasta from Scratch

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 Seven What is it about … Continue reading

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The Secret to Perfect Sauces

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 Six Shakespeare said, “The sauce … Continue reading

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Did I Invite You to My (Winter) BBQ?

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 5 Barbecuing is a manly … Continue reading

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Stewed About It: Braising for Beginners

Day Four Stew is soup’s hard-working cousin — succulent, warm and hearty. Tough and unrefined at the beginning, mellowed and presentable at the end, stew is Eliza Doolittle personified. For me, it is a crowd pleaser that comes with a … Continue reading

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Recession Special: Soup

Day Three Soup: glorious, versatile, wholesome. Smooth, refined and velvety, soup can be served in your finest china. Chunky or spicy, it can be spooned from your favorite thermos. It is cool, crisp and refreshing in the summer, warm, hearty … Continue reading

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