A friend moved to Malden recently. Have any recommendations for budget-conscious, tasty places to chow'n'chat in her area? (A diner would do. A hole-in-the-wall Mexican place. Any comfortable place to hang out on the cheap.)
"Three kinds of ginger define this zippy cookie, which I’ve been baking and tweaking since the mid-1990s from Barbara Tropp’s China Moon Cookbook," cookbook author and culinary instructor Andrea Nguyen says.