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Food trucks: The Future

I saw the future of South Shore dining last weekend and it was moving. Literally, moving. Restaurants on wheels – food trucks – are getting major support from the Boston City Council, which passed an ordinance in April to expand access to them. More recently, legislators opened … [Read more...]

Sea views with each bite

Oh, the joy of a waterside table! And after the winter we’ve had, it’s magical to sit at one even if you’re wearing a coat. The water, in this case, is the same body through which the Pilgrims made their way to Plymouth Rock (the boulder’s just up the road) and the restaurant is … [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...]

New spot in Plymouth

It’s fitting to be dining in Plymouth a week before Thanksgiving at Alden Park – a restaurant named after John Alden, the first man thought to have stepped off the Mayflower onto Plymouth Rock not far from the restaurant. The small investment group that owns Alden Park shares … [Read more...]

A little south of the border

La Paloma’s chicken enchiladas are the perfect comfort food. (Photos By Joan Wilder for The Globe). One bite into the La Mexicana chicken enchiladas ($12 dinner, $9 lunch) at the new La Paloma, and it’s clear that I’ve been eating dry burritos for much too … [Read more...]

A bread baking revolution: No knead doughs

I’ve been contemplating writing a cookbook with a title along the lines of “I’m too tired to cook, but why don’t you come over for something simple to eat, anyway,” which should indicate the direction my culinary energies have been headed lately. So, you can imagine how near … [Read more...]

Real home cooking, French-style

In an antique house in a quiet neighborhood a few minute's walk from Plymouth's main street is a most rare and wonderful South Shore eatery. Chez Ducrot -- French for "the home of the Ducrots" -- is indeed the home of Linda and Philippe (cq) Ducrot. Philippe, however, happens … [Read more...]