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We'd like to encourage you to think outside the cheese and pie box for your next cider, and try one of these pairings instead.

This weekend's episode of Milk Street Kitchen challenges old-school baking practices to create a better flourless cake. And Chris learns how to make a foolproof, single-layer pie crust that's fit for one of the tastiest tarts around. 

In this weekend's premiere of Milk Street Kitchen, Christopher Kimball explored a Chinese approach to home cooked meals and learned how to make Chinese white-cooked chicken with ginger-soy dressing, and a hot oil-flashed chard with ginger, scallions and chili at home. 

A little know-how goes a long way in appreciating this often-overlooked drink.

Artifact Cider – Perception Shift

The secret is out: ciders are the new craft beer. Everywhere you look, a new cider house is popping up with a delightful (and delicious) range of flavors. So, to celebrate fall in New England, we'll be releasing a new regional round-up of ciders each week for the early fall!

Retno Pratiwi and Chandra Gouldrup are both award winning chefs in the Boston area but their cuisines couldn't be more different. They find common ground, and inspiration in the same place: their local ingredients. 

Literally a comprehensive list, plus interactive map, of everyone you can expect to visit and taste at this year's Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival. Find your favorites and map out your weekend, it's food fest time! 

The Interior of The Boston Shaker.

From bitters to simple syrups, champagne flutes to tiki glasses, The Boston Shaker has got it all. We headed to their store to learn more how to create balanced cocktails and the tools you need to make them.

Surprising Celebrity-Owned Restaurants Around Town | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

It’s the legitimately good food and cool vibes that draw people to these places. They just happen to be owned by local celebrities. 

The next time you sip a mai tai, thank Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt. Don’t recognize the name? How about Donn Beach? It turns out they’re the same guy, and we have a lot to thank him for.

The Travel Channel’s popular series will be taking on the sassy waitresses and the legendary 32 oz prime rib at Boston’s iconic Durgin-Park.          

Morano Gelato's Sweet Takeover I WGBH I Craving Boston

Morgan Morano has brought authentic Sicilian gelato to New England, and we should all thank her.

Combine the freshest bounty of the season with summer's favorite dessert and you get a treat that's even better than your standard scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough.
College Eats All Around Amherst | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

We may be dealing with a small college town here, but it sure has big stomach. Here's your crash course on the local favorites for breakfast, lunch, coffee stops, dessert and of course... the late night munchies. Get ready... school's (almost) in session!

No Horse, No Sign, No Problem: Bully Boy’s Got A Brand New Home | WGBH | Craving Boston

The Bully Boy expansion is aimed at more than product growth, however. It's just as much about creating a space where the brothers can show off their hard work.

Out Of This World Sushi Rollin' Into Boston | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

It's magical! It's heavenly! It's... sushi! Not visionary or fictitious, these sushi rolls will give you an experience that is extraterrestrial. And the only saucers you'll need are plates of sushi and soy sauce. 

Worcester's Classic Food Scene Is No Joke I WGBH I Craving Boston

We explored old school Worcester with #localcelebrity, Shaun Connolly, and it turns out Wormtown has had a healthy restaurant scene for a long, long time. 

Aeronaut's new beer, T.R.I.P.

It’s not every day that a strangely futuristic beer appears on your desk, dewing up nicely in the frigid office A/C. But that’s exactly what happened to me last Thursday, dear reader – and luckily for you, I’m here to tell the tale of Aeronaut’s new small batch beer.

Boston Is Steaming With Hot Pots | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

Hot pot is a DIY eating experience that will be sure to warm your heart and soul. Here are ten spots where you can enjoy a simmering pot of soup... and cook it yourself.

We've compiled her list of criteria and a scoring system – and set out to find the best falafel in the Boston area.

A Perfect Day in Plymouth — Lobster, Ice Cream and Beer | CRAVING BOSTON | WGBH

Local lobster rolls, ice cream and beer — what else could you ask for in a perfect summer day trip? Well, there are beaches and all the history you can handle, too. 

Your Thai Rolled Ice Cream Round Up | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

Warmer weather calls for colder dessert. From Thailand to Boston, rolled ice cream is a must try dessert that gives a new texture to an old favorite. Here are three great local cafes where you can treat yourself. 

When you think of ramen, you probably remember flavorless cardboard-like bricks served with little silver salt bomb packets. These ramen shops are going to change that.

You Can See All Of Massachusetts... One Scoop At A Time | WGBH | Craving Boston

Where’s the best ice cream in the Bay State? It’s a hotly debated topic, though one thing is for sure; you can't go far without finding a farm, a family business, or other favorite location churning out verifiably delicious ice cream. And there's always something new to do (or learn) nearby.

What is Coffee Milk and Why Are Rhode Islanders Obsessed With It? | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

Want the flavor and refreshment of an ice latte without the fuss, or expense? Take a cue from the smallest state in the Union and mix up some coffee milk instead. 

This is your official introduction to the craft beer makers participating at the beloved annual event on July 15th.

The Boba Bubble Is About To Explode In Boston | WGBH | CRAVING BOSTON

What a time to be alive! There are now several boba spots open and thriving around Boston. We've mapped out our favorites to encourage you to get out and try this global phenomenon. 

It's Time to Pick Fresh Strawberries in New England! | CRAVING BOSTON | WGBH

Get out this weekend and take advantage of the many farms offering fresh PYO (pick-your-own) strawberries. 

A retro homage to Joyce Chen, my grandmother Harriet and American Chinese food straight out of the 1960s.

Our resident Registered Dietitian shares a common pitfall for those trying to make healthy (and sustainable) changes.