New Baking Show Needs Bakers – Apply Today!

CBS is hosting a new competitive baking show featuring amateur bakers that sounds fun! Here are the details: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…BAKE! Are you a passionate amateur baker? Can you whip up an impressive cake, tart, or loaf of bread?  Image courtesy of Flashy Soup Can // CC 2.0 You may be the perfect candidate…

Deal-Crazy Mobs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up to Be

(Image courtesy of jenny downing // CC 2.0) The Boston Globe has a nice article and interview with local restaurateurs exploring their experiences with businesses like GroupOn and LivingSocial deals. I’ve used these groups once (post forthcoming) and had such a miserable experience I’ve avoided them. Let’s just say it was like trying to get…

Cookbooks from Boston’s Best Chefs All in One Place

If you still need holiday gifts this season, or just want to marvel at the sheer awesomeness of how many fantastic cooks we have in this town, Boston Chefs has put together a great list of cookbooks by local chefs: Cookbooks for Everyone this Holiday Season I’m going to resist the urge, for now, to…

Updated Lists: Boston Foodies and Venues on Twitter

Folks, I’ve been busy updating my Boston foodie and venues lists on Twitter.  Did I miss anyone?Foodies on Twitter I know I must be missing some fun places to check out:Boston-area Restaurants, Cafes, and other Food Venues on Twitter Are there other lists I should be following? (Image courtesy of carrotcreative // CC 3.0)

Sportello: Come for Dinner, Stay for Dessert

I was eager to try Sportello, a new Italian counter cafe in South Boston (Fort Point area) after hearing Barbara Lynch speak at the Boston Book Festival (full presentation description and other presenters here). In fact, there was a special Zagat guide printed just for the event: The more I hear about her and read…