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Cheers for chard! The beautiful, funny-sounding veggie is packed with nutrition

Terrific in frittatas, soups and gratins, cooked Swiss chard is milder than spinach. You’ll recognize it by its showy good looks: Stem color ranges from white to orange to scarlet; the multicolored bunches marketed as “rainbow chard” are almost too ...

Great gratin! Creamy spinach and gruyere gratin

A shower of buttery, cheesy breadcrumbs covers creamy spinach in this recipe that’s spot on for Thanksgiving. You can make the spinach mixture and the crumb mixture ahead of time and set them aside until a half an hour before ...

Golden delicious! Crisp pears are perfect for fruity, fall crumble

We wish there was a better way of knowing when a pear is ripe. What we remember most about making Pear Crumble was the angst of sniffing, pressing and just plain guessing about the fruit’s ripeness. That was before we ...

In the mix

What’s better than catching up with your friends on a dance floor in a night club you all can agree on? Last Friday, Fabolous, a well-known Hip Hop artist, hosted Hip Hop and Latin night at Cure Lounge in downtown ...

#WhereToBe 11.18.16-11.24.16

Each Friday, Epicenter features a special “where to be” post on their blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the ...

The upside to fall flavor: Crisp, carmelized cake great for autumn’s apples

Few fruits are as iconic to American culture as the apple, a fairly ironic fact when you consider that only the super-tart crab apple is native to our shores. Nonetheless, we continue to be inspired by the fruity transplants, and ...

Schnitzel with a twist! Austria meets ‘arrivederci’ in this bright dish

Who can resist a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside cutlet? No, it doesn’t take an Austrian in the family to revel in the joys of schnitzel. It doesn’t even take veal (what we know as Weiner Schnitzel). The meat of your liking and ...

Filled with love: Artichoke Cheese Stuffed Shells combine best of potluck, supper

We love creamy, cheesy artichoke dip, so we’ve devised a version of it and stuffed it into tender pasta shells. Covered with our favorite jarred marinara (Mario Batali’s), it’s then baked for a satisfying dinner.

Roast with the most: Honey mustard elevates classic roast chicken

Honey and mustard make a classic combination: The sweetness of the honey combines beautifully with the tangy acidity of the mustard. And when roasted on top of chicken or pork, the honey mustard mellows and becomes just the right seasoning ...

Presto! It’s pesto! Go beyond basil with different herb combinations

Flavor-packed pestos pair with plenty beyond the usual pasta. And even better, they keep covered in the refrigerator up to four weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

Pop of flavor! Root Beer Ribs get tender and sweet

Cooks discovered the benefits of cooking and baking with sodas years ago. Chocolate cake made with Coca-Cola is almost a staple in the South; 7Up appears in pound cake; Sprite forms the base for punches of all kinds; and Orange ...

In the Mix with Stephanie Million

Sometimes all you need is some inspiration on reviving your wardrobe and getting ready for the upcoming season. That’s when a fashion seminar on styling and managing your closet can be the most beneficial. On a late August Wednesday evening, ...

Berry nice

Berries combined with sugar and bread may seem peculiar to Americans. But English Summer Pudding is nothing short of brilliant. Fresh summer berries are warmed with sugar and water until they give up their glorious juice, then placed into a ...

Dining with royalty at the Queen’s Dinner — 8/18/16

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, Queens Co. hosted the Queen’s dinner at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Boston. The Queens Co. is a network of ambitious women who seek to advance in their personal lives and careers.

BENT Friday: Spoken Word Edition + after party - 8/12

Ballot Entertainment (BENT) hosted BENT Friday: Spoken Word Edition + after party on August 12 at Wonder Bar in Allston. BENT is a New England company that specializes in event planning and they are known throughout Boston for hosting the ...

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