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With its fertile farmland, teeming coastal waters, and flavorful influence from generations of immigrant arrivals, it’s no surprise that New England cuisine has a reputation for being seasonal, hearty, and comforting. Where else but New England can you find such vastly diverse foods as ocean-fresh lobster, artisanal cheeses, and award-winning microbrews sharing the spotlight with slow-cooked baked beans, steamed brown bread, and molasses-sweetened Indian pudding

From established fine-dining destinations like Boston and Providence to growing foodie-havens in smaller cities like Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine, the New England culinary scene is booming with farm-to-table restaurants, innovative modern eateries, and a growing number of small-batch specialty shops churning out everything from gourmet donuts and crepes to gelato and burgers.  

Want to enjoy classic New England food at home? With recipes for homegrown specialties like wild Maine blueberry pie and maple-cider glazed sweet potatoes, plus favorite New England dishes like clam chowder, Yankee pot roast, maple walnut ice cream, and Boston cream pie (just to name a few), the comforting flavors of traditional New England are always in season.

And let’s not forget the city and state classics. Whether it’s crispy New Haven pizza in Connecticut, baked beans in Beantown, cream-filled chocolate whoopie pies in Maine, lacy cornmeal jonnycakes and red chowder in Rhode Island, swirled maple creemees in Vermont, or European-inspired dishes like Portuguese Kale Soup or French-Canadian Meat Pies (Tourtiere), we’ve got all of your New England cravings covered. 

Search the New England Today site for seasonal and holiday recipe collections, step-by-step photographs of how to make your favorite New England recipes, cooking advice, and a fun look at the history of classic New England food traditions like Moxie, Necco, and the Fluffernutter.

The delicious world of New England cuisine awaits!

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Maine Potato Doughnuts

Potato Doughnuts

· · Donuts

Potato doughnuts reached the status of food fad in the 1940s, when Al and Bob Pelton of Salt Lake City, Utah, launched the “Spudnut” bakery craze, across more than 30  … Read More

Dry-Cured Turkey

Dry-Cured Turkey

· · Food

Brining is a great way to produce a turkey with moist breast meat and good flavor, but it also tends to make the meat a bit spongy–a texture that’s still  … Read More

baked scallops

Baked Scallops

· · Fish & Seafood

This easy recipe for baked scallops is delicious and elegant. The scallops turn out perfectly—tender and succulent—making it the ideal dish to serve at a dinner party.
Our testers called this  … Read More

homemade whoopie pies

Homemade Whoopie Pies

· · Whoopie Pies

A classic homemade whoopie pie recipe for this favorite old fashioned New England dessert.Soft chocolate cookies with Marshmallow Fluff cream filling never had it so good.
Want more? See how to  … Read More

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple Cheese Ball

· · Food

When time is at a premium, this easy-to-make pineapple-cheese ball recipe is a perfect option. If by some chance there are leftovers, just reshape it, wrap it tightly in plastic  … Read More

Best Apple Recipes

Best Apple Recipes

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