Boston Globe: The Chatham Bars Inn Farm

“CBI was a place I never took seriously as a dining option,” says Stephen Daniel, a visitor since 1963 who also has restaurant investment experience, having partnered with super chef Wylie Dufresne to open Manhattan’s short-lived, but critically acclaimed Alder. “But the food is starting to surpass expectations, and I think it has a lot to do with this new point of view about nurturing and being nurtured by the farm.”

PHOTO CREDIT: John Tlumacki
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Boston Globe: BBQ Crazed Armenian-Americans

At a dinner in Lexington, MA at the home of Lena and Nazo Derkevorkian, I learned some incredible, moving lessons about Armenian-American culture and food. At the center of it all was the powerful tonir wood oven, a link to ancient Armenia that survives in only a few places in America. Read more at the link below:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2017/06/26/gathered-around-tonir-friends-feast-barbecue-and-kinship/Ucw30quWdLn6pj3wqd57XL/story.html

FEATURE PHOTO BY BARRY CHIN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Eater Boston Best of 2016

On my way to a Pulitzer, I weighed in on a bunch of questions for Eater Boston’s year-end food writers wrap report.

All the posts can be found as links at the bottom of this guy: http://boston.eater.com/2016/12/27/14081408/best-restaurant-standbys-boston-2016.