The Cinnamon Rice Pudding at Anna’s Taqueria

I’m not a big rice or bread pudding fan mostly because everytime I’ve tried them they have always been mushy and gross. However, while at Anna’s Taqueria inhaling a grilled steak quesadilla, I noticed they had rice pudding and thought I would give it a try. It was yummy, pleasantly mushy yet structured enough not…

Eating Your Way Through Autumn

So I’m taking a short break from dissertation editing and fretting about academic life to notice that the Red Sox are winning things and apparently it is Fall already. Hello outside world! While anything with pumpkin typically wins the “eating your way through Autumn” award, I’d like to suggest a couple alternatives. This morning while…

Sweet Events: September 21-26, 2010

TONIGHT Port & Chocolate Tasting 6:30-8:30PM Finale, Coolidge Corner, (617) 232-3233http://www.finaledesserts.com/ Experience a variety of complementary flavors, aromas, and sensations as we pair our Port wine with a selection of our most popular chocolate offerings. Event hosted by local Port expert, Tim Murphy, and Finale’s Executive Pastry Chef Nicole Coady. SATURDAY What the Fluff? Fluff…

To All the Restaurants That I’ve Loved Before

On the eve of yet another move to yet another neighborhood in our fair city, I find myself reflecting back on all the favorite hangouts that are no longer, sadly, a short walk or short T ride away. Over the past 10 years I’ve (somewhat affordably) lived near Brighton Center, Packard’s Corner in Allson, Cleveland…

It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Autumn

If you find yourself near Peet’s Coffee anytime soon, you lucky Brooklinite or Newtonite, I highly recommend picking up a bag of their seasonal goodies. In particular I am in love with their new Pumpkin Spice Caramel candies: At first they seem like they will be hard candies but in fact are not. I was…

Cook’s Illustrated Featured in Boston Globe Magazine

I’m such a huge, huge fan of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine and their program America’s Test Kitchen. Much like what Julia Child tried to do with her “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” book, Cook’s Illustrated is about the how and why of cooking, not just the recipes. Let’s face it – no visit to a…