The Food Lab: How to Make Real New England Clam Chowder
A chef explains how to make Boston’s quintessential dish. By J Kenji Lopez-Alt.
The History of American Brown Bread
"Brown bread is as old as our country," James Beard wrote in "American Cookery" (1972). A food associated with traditional New England cuisine, this ...
Can Boston’s Only Classic Cocktail Make a Comeback?
Boston's only classic cocktail has long been plagued by disrepute and bad sour mix. But a new crop of bartenders is helping it stage a comeback. The ...
Bean Town Origin
Why is Boston called Beantown? There’s no definite answer, but this hasn’t stopped historians from speculating. By Mark Mancini.
A revolutionary discovery in the stacks
on news.harvard.edu Bostonians gathered at Faneuil Hall on October 28, 1767, to discuss England’s newly imposed Townshend Act taxes and plan their ...
Thoreau at Walden, and at Houghton
Watch on YouTube Visiting the naturalist’s inspirational site, Harvard professor Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting import of his seminal text, ...