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Things to read when it's too hot to cook

April Bloomfield, exec chef and co-owner of the Spotted Pig in NYC and a native of Birmingham, England, originally wanted to be a policewoman, which we think is pretty badass.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 17, 2012
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert

Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert

From the intern files...     Battles of good against evil don’t just exist in Greek tragedies, religious literature, and Top Chef. The universal duel...
By Stuff Boston  |  March 09, 2011
Burn of the week, courtesy of Julia Child

Burn of the week, courtesy of Julia Child

  Julia Child called an elderly French food critic a "didactic meatball." Oh, snap! I came across this terrific burn while reading Saveur. They published...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  November 22, 2010

Feeding frenzy

The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
The media rain on James Levine's parade, plus Boston Midsummer Opera
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 07, 2010


I guess the experimental-chef thing isn’t over, after all. At least not at Somerville’s Bergamot, the chosen sobriquet of which is “progressive American cuisine and a warm neighborhood setting.”
A perfect complement to Somerville — or, for that matter, anywhere
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 21, 2010

Hanging with The Hurt Locker

Whatever happens at that other film awards gala in Hollywood next month, The Hurt Locker solidified its hold on indie-minded critics this past weekend when it dominated the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) third annual awards dinner. That film's
Oscars East
By TOM MEEK  |  February 12, 2010


Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
PODCAST: Lidia Bastianich and Judith Jones at the Brattle Theatre

PODCAST: Lidia Bastianich and Judith Jones at the Brattle Theatre

 What's the nexus between The Diary of Anne Frank and Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking? Both were scooped out of the literary...
By Carrie Battan  |  December 29, 2009

2009: The year in movies

As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009

Some strong choices

A pan-Asian restaurant comes in handy if you are having trouble making a decision. But thanks to several openings in the last year, Portlanders looking for a menu with several Asian cuisines will have to make a choice.
Shima melds tastes, traditions well
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 27, 2009

Review: An Education

Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2009



With visions of spices of the souk, we are apt to imagine that Moroccan food is as spicy as that of Mexico or Ethiopia.
A plea to kick up the heat
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 28, 2009

A haute time

My introduction to the concept that a bottle of wine must breathe did not go well. I was already in a state from drinking nonvintage stuff when I arrived at the small dinner party. Then, the hostess announced she would let the bottle breathe and placed
My dinner with Julia
By FRED BAYLES  |  August 07, 2009
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Child's play

Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009

Rhody's local food movement finds its groove

Five years ago, when Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) launched its mission of promoting Ocean State-produced food, co-founder Noah Fulmer discovered a curious disconnection in the local food chain.
Relishing the fresh flavor of homegrown goods
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 18, 2009

30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


Jo Jo Taipei

The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 06, 2008

J Hogue

Dr. Seuss, David Bowie, Mike Watt, Zuzana Licko, and Julia Child. That’d be quite a night.
 Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  April 16, 2008

A compendium of regional recipes and tasty tales

May your head dance with visions of sugarplums.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007

Galway House

Getting tired of reading about $40 steaks, $60 steaks, $120 Japanese Wagyu beef steaks?
Where 1950s specialities live at 1980s prices
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 03, 2007

Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007


New Moon

New is risky for a theater.
Prize-winning play is royally quirky
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 06, 2007

Flights of angels

In Wim Wenders’s iconic 1987 film Wings of Desire , the Berlin Wall is a character. In Ola Mafaalani’s theatricalization of the work for Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the American Repertory Theatre, the Fourth Wall is.
Wings of Desire takes the stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 05, 2006

Petit Robert Bistro

This is Petit Robert Bistro #2, or II, or deux. Or, since this space, formerly Rouge, is smaller than the original Petit Robert, maybe it’s Plus Petit Robert.
Meet the new Robert, same as the old Robert
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 29, 2006

40 years of Boston (Phoenix) food

Food and cultural historian Laura Shapiro likes to point out a certain week in 1963 when Julia Child first appeared on WGBH and Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique .
A long-time writer reflects on our city’s culinary history
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 15, 2006

The big cheese

Is cheese the new breakthrough trend?
Any way you slice it, cheese is growing in popularity at restaurants all over town
By LOUISA KASDON  |  October 30, 2006

Primary choler

David Eichenbaum has no regrets about the ad campaign his Washington, DC, political media firm Struble Eichenbaum created for local entrepreneur Chris Gabrieli.
Gabrieli ad man whacks Globe
By JOHN CARROLL  |  October 04, 2006

25 Classes That Will Get You $50K

Unless you dream of becoming, say, a Franciscan monk, a retail clerk, or a freelance writer, vows of poverty probably don’t show up on your career checklist.
Courses around New England that you can take to the bank  
By J.L. JOHNSON  |  January 24, 2006