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Glazed local cusk with corn, yellow rice and aji amarillo at Mooncusser in the Back Bay.

Confronted with rising clam and lobster prices, chefs get creative

Weird weather, increased demand, and red tide are driving cost (and experimentation).

Tell us: Where is your favorite clam shack?

Tell us: Where are the best clam shacks in New England?

Seafood-loving Globe readers, do your thing: Tell us about your favorite clam shacks in the form below. And keep checking back: We’ll be writing a story based on your responses.

Pricklee, a new Boston-based company, introduced drinks made from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus from Mexico.

Cactus water is making a splash

Pricklee, a Boston-based company, was started by five friends, all pharmacists.

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s recipe and packaging is getting a “refresh,” the company announced last week.

Coke Zero fans brace themselves as company announces ‘refresh’

There's another shake-up in the world of fizzy drinks.

Brothers Jack and Sam Handler of Jack Abby’s Craft Lagers inside their brewery in Framingham.

Brothers look back on 10 years of Jack’s Abby

To celebrate, the Framingham brewery is throwing a three-day anniversary party this weekend, featuring live music, specialty food pop-ups, and a mixed 12-pack of golden lagers — four of which are new.

Boston Microgreens cofounder Oliver Homberg and farm manager Natalie Wannabaker stand next to the many growing racks in the South Boston urban farm.

Boston Microgreens in South Boston is the ultimate smart farm

From humble to high-tech in a matter of a few years. And the plan is to just keep growing.

Here are the best ice cream shops in Massachusetts, according to Globe readers

Last month, Food & Wine crowned two local ice cream shops the best in the state. Some Globe readers agreed. But many others definitely did not.

The cookbook from the 2020-’21 class has more than 60 recipes from 17 countries, edited by their history teacher, Jessica Lander.

Lowell High students share their families’ recipes and coming-to-America stories in new cookbook

The cookbook from the 2020-’21 class has more than 60 recipes from 17 countries, edited by their history teacher.

The Dominican restaurant Merengue took part in the sixth annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston in 2019.

Food festival makes a return, highlighting Boston’s diverse cuisines

The seventh annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston will be held July 27 at Big Night Live on Causeway Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Gelato flavors at Caffé Gelato Bertini in South Yarmouth, a shop that crafts authentic Italian gelato.

Gelato store in South Yarmouth churns out classic flavors — and plenty of surprising ones

Owners Cindy and Tom Duby use old Florentine recipes from the shop’s previous owners, sisters Alessandra and Susi Bertini.

Sabrina Vixama, owner of Discover Vegans, with a tray of Haitian patties.

Patties, pastitsio, pastelón: vegan food’s vibrant next chapter

Finding an audience online, entrepreneurs showcase their cultures alongside a plant-based diet.

A citrusy, salty tweak gives surround-sound-caliber flavor to the gimlet at Black Lamb.

The simple gimlet is a summertime standby

And it’s supremely adaptable, which makes it a good fit for the times.

Shef.com founders Alvin Salehi and Joey Grassia cooking with shefs in a commercial kitchen.

Shef.com is giving home cooks a steady income — and its customers a world of food options

Online platform became a lifeline for trained cooks during the pandemic, many of them immigrants and most of them women.