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!


Gingerbread Icebox Cheesecake

Gingerbread Icebox Cheesecake

· · Food

Attention, non-bakers: This Gingerbread Icebox Cheesecake is the no-bake cake of your dreams! Inspired by a July 1947 recipe, which called for stacking gingersnaps with whipped cream, cream cheese,  … Read More

Cranberry-Onion Jam

Cranberry–Onion Jam

· · Food

Few chefs are more deeply connected to New England cooking than Jasper White. In November 1991, we asked him to produce a menu of Thanksgiving sides, which he did with  … Read More

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