Piattini’s new Fig Jam preserves the last memories of warm Boston

This fall, Piattini, located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, is bringing a taste of seasonal Italy to its menu with its new fig jam. Served as an accompaniment to its popular cheese plate featuring rotating imported cheeses ($14.95), Piattini’s fig jam is a sweet treat meant to preserve and celebrate the final tastes […]

Moksa’s insane Vindaloo Wings will melt your soul

CAMBRIDGE — In the spirit of the 2013 football season, Moksa, an Asian fusion restaurant located in Central Square, has developed its own take on everyone’s favorite tailgate food with its new Vindaloo Wings ($6). Regarded as one of the hottest dishes available on Moksa’s menu, the vindaloo wings are an all-out blitz of jalapenos, […]

Bacon Pineapple Guacamole

National Guacamole Day (September 16) is almost upon us! Today’s avocado-based recipe comes to us courtesy of Uncle Julio’s, a Mexican restaurant that focuses on taking traditional Mexican dishes and presenting them in new and delightful ways. (Just check out their signature Swirl – frozen margarita mixed with frozen sangria… delicious!) Now, instead of your […]

Quinoa Tabouleh

2 cup chicken stock 1 cup quinoa 1 pinch salt 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 3 tomatoes, diced 1/2 cucumber, diced 1 tbsp green onion, diced 1/8 cup of red onion, diced 1/8 cup of bell pepper, diced 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 cup parsley, […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Since I am ethnically Chinese, a traditional dinner would be rice alongside some green vegetables, fish and a meat dish. It’s what my evening meal would look like everyday growing up and so naturally; I easily grew tired of Asian cuisine. In those instances, my mom would confide in the classic Italian dish, spaghetti Bolognese, […]

An Asian-Inspired Dessert: Indonesian Layered Pudding

Baking is something I’ve always enjoyed and can be therapeutic. The passion stemmed from Betty Crocker packages and blossomed into experimenting with different recipes and ingredients. It’s a recipe my mom taught me and one that I love because cakes, cookies, pastries can be found almost everywhere. This on the other hand was more unique […]

The Virtuous Wife’s Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

This is the MOST POPULAR recipe tutorial on my blog! I actually learned it frm my Pampered Chef consultant, Reesa Boudreaux. Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread Ingredients 1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits 1/2 stick of butter 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (I omitted) Directions Preheat […]

Red Lantern Kung Pao Lamb Sauces

Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge will celebrate its two-year anniversary from July 15 to July 28 with a special “From the Vault” menu. In addition to the current fare, the Back Bay Asian-fusion locale will feature highlights chosen from both customers and the Red Lantern crew, as well as a special favorite chosen by Executive […]

Red Lantern’s Blackened Salmon Roll

Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge will celebrate its two-year anniversary from July 15 to July 28 with a special “From the Vault” menu. In addition to the current fare, the Back Bay Asian-fusion locale will feature highlights chosen from both customers and the Red Lantern crew, as well as a special favorite chosen by Executive […]

China Blossom Pumpkin Dumplings

This recipe is from David Yee, General Manager at China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge in Andover. Adding a traditional fall flavor to this classic Chinese dish results in pure pumpkin perfection. These dumplings are easy to whip up on a weeknight and fancy enough to serve at a special event. Pumpkin Dumpling Ingredients 1 egg […]