Even in a city full of national history, tradition can get lost amongst the ever-changing trends. In Boston, desserts are no exception. Yet amidst the cronuts and cupcakes, fro-yo and gelato, a classic slice of history can be found at any self-respecting Boston bakery.
The Boston cream pie - a beacon of city treats, the grandfather of Bay area baked goods, a symbol of sweet American heritage. It consists of a light sponge cake, layered with plain custard and topped with chocolate ganache. It’s simple enough, yet each bakery’s subtle differences make a citywide ranking absolutely necessary.
Every year, Thanksgiving serves as an excuse for people to eat as much as they want without feeling too bad about themselves. Everyone else is doing it, right? This is where we are wrong. Thanksgiving does not have to be about gaining 20 pounds or tripling your caloric intake for the day. Instead, just a few small changes could make a big difference.
I have listed some traditional Thanksgiving dishes that, with a few simple substitutions, can be altered to reflect a healthier, though still delicious, Thanksgiving meal. Follow these examples and you will be closer to a guilt-free Turkey Day in no time.
Come rain or shine, nothing gets in the way of Bostonians and their food. Ominous clouds circling overhead? Certainly didn’t stop me or the other hundreds of food lovers from going to the third annual Boston Local Food Festival held at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. From numerous tasting booths, food demonstrations, competitions, live music and petition booths, it was an exciting day for any foodie. For those who missed out on this year’s event, fret not; I have compiled a list of highlights from the day. With chocolate tasting stalls here and cheese tasting stalls there, I soon found myself in an eating frenzy; but a quick glance at my packed itinerary reminded me to get to the lamb cutting demonstration.