Flour Bakery Chef/Owner Joanne Chang Wins James Beard Award For Outstanding Baker

Joanne Chang, chef and owner of Flour Bakery + Cafe and Myers + Chang in the South End won her first James Beard award Monday night after five nominations in as many years.

Alice Hoffman's new book, "Nightbird," takes place on an apple orchard in the Berkshires. (Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism/Flickr)

How This Year’s Unpredictable Cold Snaps Have Devastated New England’s Peach Crop

For fruit farmers around the region this year’s unpredictable weather has become a major headache.

Myers and Chang in the South End, where James Beard nominee and Top Chef contestant Karen Akunowicz is executive chef. (~He Shoots He Scores~/Flickr)

Chef Karen Akunowicz On Her James Beard Nomination, ‘Top Chef’ And The Joy Of Cooking

More Boston area restaurant chefs are finding themselves in the spotlight. Take Myers + Chang chef Karen Akunowicz, who was featured on Bravo’s “Top Chef” this season and recently received her second James Beard nomination.

There's a serious shortage of line and prep cooks in Boston, and it's having an impact on the city's rapidly expanding restaurant scene. (George Oates/Flickr)

What Can Chefs Do About Boston’s Line Cook Shortage?

Right now, there’s a serious shortage of line and prep cooks in Boston, and it’s having an impact on the city’s rapidly expanding restaurant scene.

What’s In My Lobster Sauce? A History Of Chinese Food In Boston

We take a look at the history that made Chinese food in Boston so unique.

A supermarket displays stickers indicating they accept food stamps in West New York, N.J. (Seth Wenig/AP)

New Group Forms To Find Solutions To Poverty

It’s time for some new thinking about poverty in America, which is why, this month, the Urban Institute launched the new “U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty.”

Why Is Massachusetts So Bad At Providing Access To Fresh Food?

The Bay State ranks third from the bottom in the number of supermarkets per person. How did that happen and how can we fix it?

Memoir Tells Story Of Resilience, Love And Food

Jessica Fechtor’s new book reminds us how fragile life can be; how we’re all one moment away from potential catastrophe.

What food traditions do you have with your family during the holidays? (Josh McGinn/Flickr)

When Family Comes Together Over Food During The Holidays

To talk about how food can bring us together with our families for the holidays, we were joined by a couple of family food experts.

Some samples of Yankee Magazine's editors' choice food awards. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

7 Locally Made Foods To Give As Holiday Gifts This Year

Christmas is just days away, and despite the electronics, clothes and jewelry filling every store window and billboard ad, there’s one gift that never fails: food!

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