Victoria Abbott Riccardi

Holiday Pies
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Best 5: Holiday Pies

When you need a rest from holiday cooking, why not buy a homemade pie? These five New England bakeries make all their pies from scratch. No matter how you slice it, there’s sweet satisfaction here. We asked Victoria Abbott Riccardi, a Boston-based food, travel, and nutrition writer and author of Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary […]

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Concord Grapes | Uses and Recipes

You know autumn has arrived in New England when boxes of tangy-sweet Concord grapes start showing up at local markets and farm stands. In fact, these dusky-purple orbs are so fragrant, you can smell them before you see them. Their growing season is brief, so enjoy them now, either straight from the vine or in […]

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Two Italian Cheeses For Fall Foods

Slip a nice bite of golden Parmigiano-Reggiano into your mouth and you’ll know why it’s considered the king of Italian cheeses. Dense, firm, and filled with crunchy, crystalline specks, it has an intense, sticky richness layered with flavors of caramel, salt, warm spices, and brown butter, adding depth to pastas, salads, and fruit desserts, including […]