WikipediaThe real breakfast of championsNew York City is truly an ice cream wasteland. And not just because Late Night Snack is ridiculously difficult to find here. This city is devoid of the world's best ice cream flavor--Grape Nuts. Yes, the cereal itself might evoke breakfasts of blandn ... More >>
#22 of our 100 Days/100 Dishes count-up, and white like library paste, the Oyster Bar's New England clam chowder is one of the glories of Yankee cooking.
Though not really part of New England (you have to go a few miles northeast to Connecticut to be part of that sainted realm), NYC can boa ... More >>
Never forget!Okay, we're going to go ahead and put this out there, because that's the best way of making sure it doesn't happen, right? Or that, if it does happen, we'll be prepared? (Looking at you Sanitation Department.) Here's the scoop: There's a new storm to watch, and it may be coming o ... More >>
Is butter the new hot condiment? If high-end restaurants in Asia are anything to go by, diners might soon expect to see a butter list with their meal.
[Wall Street Journal]
France is now McDonald's second biggest market next to the U.S. Across Europe, people are cooking less at home.
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You gotta love the vox populi traditions of New England. Though New Hampshire got gay marriage passed back in ought-nine, opponents have been busy and the judiciary committee of the NH House recently considered recommending repeal. (The effort failed.)
State representative Nancy Elliott (R- ... More >>
The Best Thing Ever are three musically inclined college friends from Boston University who reunite occasionally for novelty-themed tours. First there was the 2006 Bathroom Tour, in which the trio showed up unannounced to a predetermined set of New England toilets to lead acoustic singalongs--some ... More >>
Ruth "Ruthie" Collock West of the Ruthie's Soul Food restaurants died Nov. 12 at age 75. The North Carolinian moved to Brooklyn after finishing school and worked her way up from waitress to restaurateur.
Not everyone is pleased about Danny Meyer's plan for a Boston outpost of Shake ... More >>
Chowder sampler, clockwise from top New England clam, Manhattan blue crab, and sweet corn Ed's Chowder House smells right--like lemon and that flinty, mineral aroma of good shellfish. But that's where the good news ends. It's not that the food is terrible--although the slaw does deserve that ... More >>
As Vermont unites homosexual couples in matrimony for the first time -- celebrated by Ben & Jerry's with limited-edition Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby ice cream -- the fight for marriage equality continues elsewhere. In an attempt to keep gay marriage from claiming all of New England, Rhode Isl ... More >>
Don't eat him!
You might remember the interview published here with journalist Charles Clover about his new documentary, End of the Line. Part of that movie reports on a study by a group of scientists led by Boris Worm at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Using world catch data, they ... More >>
When we reported yesterday on those fighting, speed-singing finches that were being smuggled into New York, we tried hard not to make the obvious connection to the ongoing war between our city and the animal kingdom. But that was just whistling in the graveyard. The finches were a message. We have b ... More >>
Maine's got gay marriage. Governor John Baldacci signed a marriage equality bill that passed the state legislature this morning.
New England is kicking New York's ass. Massachusetts got the ball rolling. New Hampshire's lawmakers have passed a gay marriage law that waits on the governor. Vermont o ... More >>
"Then he felt a kind of queerness come over him at having said what he'd said; though, naturally, being a New Hampshireman, he wouldn't take it back." -- Stephen Vincent Benet, "The Devil and Daniel Webster."
The New Hampshire state senate just passed, by a vote of 13 to 11, HB436, a gay marriage ... More >>
This pot of steamed clams is incredibly quick, simple and cheap. Use whatever clams you like--fat cherrystones are delicious, but the smaller littlenecks are pictured above. Same goes for the sausage, although I like the way spicy andouille perks up the clam broth. In the summer, use linguica (th ... More >>