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A plea to kick up the heat
With visions of spices of the souk, we are apt to imagine that Moroccan food is as spicy as that of Mexico or Ethiopia.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 26, 2009

A haute time

My dinner with Julia
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 it before me on the table. I could imagine little strangled gasps coming from the bottle.
By FRED BAYLES  |  August 07, 2009
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Child's play

Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2009

Rhody's local food movement finds its groove

Relishing the fresh flavor of homegrown goods
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.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 23, 2009

30 on 30

30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 24, 2008

Jo Jo Taipei

Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 08, 2008

J Hogue

 Almost famous
Dr. Seuss, David Bowie, Mike Watt, Zuzana Licko, and Julia Child. That’d be quite a night.
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

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

Stage worthies

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

New Moon

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

Flights of angels

Wings of Desire takes the stage
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.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 05, 2006

Petit Robert Bistro

Meet the new Robert, same as the old Robert
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.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 29, 2006

40 years of Boston (Phoenix) food

A long-time writer reflects on our city’s culinary history
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 .
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 15, 2006

The big cheese

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

Primary choler

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

25 Classes That Will Get You $50K

Courses around New England that you can take to the bank  
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.
By J.L. JOHNSON  |  January 24, 2006

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