Sea-to-KITCHEN: A Seafood Feast with Red’s Best

Red’s Best and The Trustees celebrated National Seafood Month on Friday by cooking a completely seasonal and locally-caught seafood dinner in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. “It takes a community to feed a community,” said Valerie Rosenberg, Director of Retail and Marketing at Red’s. They only buy from local, community-based boats, supporting the fishermen in…

perfectly free, perfect for summer

As soon as the doors opened to the Yawkey Auditorium at WGBH, dozens of Edible Science attendees flocked to the tables inside and lined up for their free samples. At the Edible Science event, speakers talked about the science behind food, and encouraged Bostonians to discover the new food and beverage companies all around them…

Grilled Bok Choy, Teriyaki Chicken and Fried Rice

Whenever I get bok choy in my CSA share, I immediately think of making Chinese food. I tried grilling the bok choy this time (I usually sauté the leaves), and it was so good. This week was the first pickup of the Stearns Farm CSA, and we received two heads of bok choy, one bunch each…

Growing a Kale Caesar Salad 

Spring has been slow to get growing; this time last year I was cooking with zucchini and tomatoes but they haven’t popped up yet this season. Instead of tables full of veggies, produce vendors at the farmers market had tables full of seedlings, and lots of asparagus. I’ve spent the past year shopping without a…

A Sweet Potato Quesadilla and Nola’s Salsa Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

“I just want to sit and learn with someone’s grandma,” says Sherie Grillon, chef and founder of Nola’s Fresh Foods, a salsa company based in Boston. “Culinary school never interested me.” Sherie grew up in a half Italian, all Southern family in New Orleans where she was always surrounded by food and family, cooking pasta…

St. Patrick’s Day

Lent began on March 1 and will last for the next 40 days. For the next month, there will be lots of people who have set aside beer, bread, soda, salt, and chocolate. But on St. Patrick’s Day, lenten restrictions are lifted so that people can partake in the celebration of the patron saint of…

Homemade Tomato Sauce, Freezing Tomatoes, and Freezing Tomato Sauce

Over the summer, I was getting several pounds of tomatoes every week for a couple of  months. I love tomatoes, but there are only so many that my family can eat. I froze two, one-gallon freezer bags full of them, dated the bags, and tucked them into my freezer. Freezing tomatoes is very easy. All you…

Everything comes back to coffee

The water comes to a rolling boil, bubbles up through a glass pipe and into the top chamber where it cools, condenses, and slowly fills. Michael bends a long wire and wraps it around the inside of the top chamber so that he can read the temperature of the water. After a few minutes of…

Gazpacho: a quick dish for the tomato season 

I grew up in a lively city in southern India. Summers were long and winters mild. I marked the time of the year by the seasonal fruit and vegetables that vendors carried through the city streets on carts. The vendors called out their wares just as American ice cream trucks play music to announce their…