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A Memorable Ramen Encounter


On a cold winter evening in Kyoto, I coincidentally found a minuscule ramen shop concealed in a tranquil rear entryway. Sitting at the counter, I watched the talented culinary specialist fastidiously... Read more

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  • Boston

    One of the country’s oldest cities, Boston played a fundamental role in U.S. history: Born of Puritan-colonist parents, the city came of age during the American Revolutionary War, lending both name and place to the Boston Massacre and Tea Party—back when the latter, ahem, was actually meaningful—and boasting such significant citizens as John and Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere. Yet…   Read more


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    • Cape Cod Bounty

      Falmouth, MA

      It was a summer Saturday on some picturesque beach in Vineyard Sound, empty but for the windswept dune grass, a few friends, and a scattering of towels and coolers. We waded in from our boat, …    Read more

    • Perfect Coffee

      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

      I'm a coffee roaster so this is tough for me to write, but the best cup of coffee & espresso I've ever had was at Crema Cafe in Harvard Square.

      However, I'm okay…    Read more

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  • Road Trip: Portuguese Food in Fall River, Massachusetts

    Inside the now-defunct Billy's Cafe, Fall River. Photos by Scott Rosen. Fall River, Massachusetts, is the kind of town most people drive through to get someplace else. Once a center of textile manufacturing, it’s long since fallen on…   Read more

  • Recipes From Afar: Portuguese Kale Soup, Cape Cod

    Every summer, Cape Cod is among our favorite go-to escapes, a long weekend with local friends for which we’re always in for lots of boating, clamming, lobstering, swimming, and, of course, eating. (As we’ve previously admitted,…   Read more

  • Crazy for Clam Chowder in Cape Cod

    The buildup starts on the long drive north. There’s traffic getting out of the city, traffic in Connecticut—where we might stop for pizza in New Haven—and traffic navigating around Providence, Rhode Island. But we’re…   Read more

  • Q&A: Andrea Stanley, Maltster, Western Massachusetts

    “Beer and spirits were an essential part of everyday life for the first European settlers of our country. Malting barley was brought over on the first ships with other essentials, like wool and wheat. Records show it was first planted on…   Read more

  • Q&A: Skip Bennett, oysterman/oyster bar co-owner, Duxbury and Boston, MA

    “Everyone we hire at ICOB spends time working on the farm so they can truly understand and speak to our culture. They have a real connection to not only the farm, but also to all of the people who work so hard growing and harvesting the…   Read more

  • Origins: Cranberries

     Each autumn, Cape Cod is a fabulous place to witness a colorful cranberry harvest. Cranberries. I don’t think of them too often, unless I’m throwing a handful of dried ones into my salad. Or, you know, it’s this time…   Read more


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