Tag Archives: Boston

Attucks Cake with Revolutionary Roots

When British troops opened fire into a crowd of patriotic protesters at the Customs House in Boston on March 5, 1770, five men were killed. The so-called Boston Massacre became part of the lead-up to the colonies in America declaring … Continue reading

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An Inaugural Food Tradition

As a candidate, President Donald Trump dispensed with many traditions. Continuing that theme, he  removed Boston-based Legal Sea Foods chowder from the celebratory menu, where it had been a fixture since 1981. Then he put it back! Want to make … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Bread for Brides

After the loss of our two beloved family pets within a month, I barely wanted to grocery shop, let alone cook. I’m slowly regaining the kitchen by making comfort food – familiar dishes that demand little creativity and deliver the … Continue reading

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Baseball Cocktail with Global Appeal

The Boston Red Sox just returned to Fenway Park for the 2016 season with concession stands awash in expensive beer. It’s easier, though certainly less rowdy, to watch a game from the living room couch nursing a Cooperstown Cocktail. I discovered … Continue reading

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Cornbread for a Harsh Climate

In the early 1600s, the first English settlers in Massachusetts saw a “wilderness,” yet the Native Americans saw a “rich landscape” that included corn, fruits, game, and dozens of varieties of fish, The Pleasure of the Taste cookbook tells us. 

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Caffeinated Cake with a Nod to the Boston Tea Party

Coffee became a patriotic drink after Bostonians dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest high import taxes that Britain imposed on its colonies. With the anniversary of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party coming up on Dec. 16 – … Continue reading

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Chowder from the Pine Tree State

Fall in New England – the flaming burst of colors before the landscape mutes – always sends me back into the kitchen for comfort food, and chowder fits that category.

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