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A dose of mystery at Quincy’s Kam Man

So many cuisines, so many foods unique to each, so many items labeled with words I can’t read! Few places are more packed with these mysteries than Quincy’s Kam Man – probably the most extensive Asian market in New England. “It’s the largest in Boston, and Boston’s the … [Read more...]

Hearth Bread bakery: a 60-ton wood-fired stone oven

A remarkable old world bread bakery opened on the South Shore a couple months ago and I don’t know which is more amazing – the bread or the oven where it’s baked. Peter Nyberg’s new wood-fired stone oven in Plymouth is a custom, 60-ton version of the wood-fired stone ovens … [Read more...]

Scituate crowd glimpses family traditions in North End cookbook

Although Boston can feel far from the beaches and woods of the South Shore, in truth it’s close – it’s our city -- and its cultural richness flavors our lives. An emissary from the culinary Mecca of the city -- the North End -- on Sunday visited Scituate’s Roman Table, … [Read more...]

Fire bricks inside a Weber grill for pizza

I can’t tell whether what I did last weekend was clever or ridiculous. Inspired (obsessed?) by a recent revelatory and mouthwatering encounter cooking pizza in a friend’s wood-fired brick oven, I got to wondering if pizza could be cooked on a gas grill and come out better than … [Read more...]