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Hot Plate: Harvest's honey semolina cake

Brian Mercury’s homemade sea salt tastes exactly like that first time you tried to body-board as a kid, when you wound up face-planting in the surf and were gifted with a mouth- and nose-full of ocean water. In a good way.

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 05, 2012
Deheny and Clams

Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2011
5 Courses with Mary Dumont of Harvest

5 Courses with Mary Dumont of Harvest

Photo: TANIT SAKAKINI As this issue's Consumed column makes clear (see page 54), there's been a lot of Boston chefs on the small screen recently....
By Louisa Kasdon  |  May 16, 2011
The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories

The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories

Photo: JOEL VEAK From a single ounce of sturgeon caviar at L'Espalier to a fat slice of seven-layer chocolate cake from your neighborhood bakery (bonus...
By Ruth Tobias  |  March 21, 2011

Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn

Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 17, 2010


After the Bruins' ignominious exit from the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, you'd be forgiven for avoiding Canadian imports for a while. Don't do it, or...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010

Himmel's Hub

Himmel's Hub

Ken Himmel is the biggest Boston food player that nobody knows. He's at the heart of Grill 23, Post 390, and Harvest. In late November,...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  November 30, 2009
Stuffing For All: Local chefs share their updated takes on Thanksgiving-inspired meals

Stuffing For All: Local chefs share their updated takes on Thanksgiving-inspired meals

All photos by Joel Veak Thanksgiving is a holiday that's as American as baseball and predatory lending. Picking out the perfect bird to roast and...
By Erica Corsano  |  November 16, 2009
5 Courses with Mary Dumont

5 Courses with Mary Dumont

Mary Dumont has quite a resume. She’s a Food & Wine top chef, a 2006 Iron Chef finalist (she clearly loved the
pressure and the stress!), and an AAU women’s basketball star — which takes some doing when you stand 5’3” in your chef’s clogs. As someone who grew up in the hospitality business, chef Dumont of Harvest says she can’t separate what she does from who she is. Her parents ran bakeries and inns in Chelmsford, and four of the five Dumont siblings had found a home in the hospitality business. Dumont wanted to be the renegade, to do anything but be a chef, but her mother’s early death gave her the impetus to get her act together. Once she decided to cook professionally, Dumont realized the
family biz wasn’t so bad after all.

What’s new and exciting at Harvest?
By Louisa Kasdon  |  April 20, 2009

What's cooking?

What's cooking?

 What happens when you put eight local chefs together at a table and ask them to dish on their industry? We decided to find out.Our...
By Heather Bouzan  |  June 13, 2008

Twist: a guy walks into a bar...

Most of the dudes we hang with are beer men, though they can definitely be nudged toward a bottle of Jack Daniel’s after a particularly...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 19, 2008