The Craigie Street Bistrot, Cambridge
A genius is in our midst:Tony Maws

No. 9 Park, Boston
Nobody does Italian and French country like Barbara Lynch

Oleana, Cambridge
Ana Sortun's Southern Mediterranean triumph - with a garden


Formaggio, Cambridge & South End, Boston
Artisan cheeses, fresh pasta, deli, bakery, wines, boutique organic produce, and a great staff with extensive product knowledge

Boston Organics
Weekly home delivery of fresh organic produce, at or below standard retail prices

Fresh Pond Market, Cambridge
360 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 617-876-3916
Family-owned and operated grocery store has Julia Child's favorite meat market, excellent wine department, seriously nice and knowledgeable people

Waltham India Grocery
393 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 781-899-6016
Where the Indian diaspora shops for produce, condiments, staples, sweets and utensils

Arax Market
585 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 617-924-3399
Matchless melons, grape seed oil, stuffed grape leaves, and other specialties of the Eastern Mediterranean, at prices below the supermarket


Slow Food
The values shifts espoused here could yield more time for the pleasures of the table

The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery
Annual food and cooking history conference at Oxford in England, where scholars present learned papers

Gift-shopping at the famous Paris grocery

Maison Hediard
Gift-shopping at Fauchon's rival

San Francisco Herb & Spice Company
Herb, spice and tea wholesaler in San Francisco - high quality, astonishingly low prices

Cooking with Friends
A learn-to-cook vacation that's family-friendly, with charming teacher Kathie Alex at La Pitchoune, Julia Child's house in the South of France

La Varenne
Anne Willan, expert extraordinaire, leads a serious and enlightened French cooking school in an idyllic setting in Burgundy

Coriander Leaf
Samia Ahad's renowned restaurant and Asian food hub in Singapore, where you can take classes in many world cuisines and get stimulated to create your own food fusions


Spice: the History of a Temptation, by Jack Turner

On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen, by Harold McGee

Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: the Essential Reference, by Elizabeth Schneider

Dangerous Tastes: the Story of Spices, by Andrew Dalby

Silk Road Cooking: a Vegetarian Journey, by Najmieh Batmanglij

Olive Oil: from Tree to Table, by Peggy Knickerbocker

Food in the Ancient World, from A to Z, by Andrew Dalby

The True History of Chocolate, by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe

Food and Healing, by Annemarie Colbin

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, by Paul Pitchford

Available at the Cambridge Public Library & The Porter Square Book Store


Food for Free
Rescues fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributes it to more than 40 organizations in the emergency food system, where it can reach those in need

On the Rise
Advocacy, companionship and referral to services for homeless and/or abused women

Year Up
Closing the opportunity gap for young urban adults through mentoring, technical skills training, and internships

Eritaj Foundation
Technical and financial assistance to Haiti-based non-profits that help rural Haitians rebuild social and economic institutions

Public Conversations Project
Designs and facilitates constructive conversations on difficult and divisive issues

Summer concert season providing local urban youth with opportunities for self-expression through music