A friend who lives in Natick alerted me that the town has received applications for a new business called Shaanxi Gourmet, on Rte. 9 just west of Oak Street. Here's hoping they'll do something new and different.
Gail Simmons gives us her list of pantry must-haves. Ingredients you should always have around to enhance and boost the flavor of all your meals. It's the little things that keep life interesting. Read more here.
Chefs Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz from Myers + Chang in Boston, show us how to use lemongrass. It's the central ingredient in their Green Monster, infusing the stir-fry with unique bright, citrusy, and floral-herbal fragrance. Read more.
Chief bartender at Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, Mateus Saint Laurent, shows us how to make the Brazilian national drink, Caipirinha. A delicious and refreshing cocktail that you should make a part of your bar repertoire.