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  • Thursday, January 1, 1998
    Mothers everywhere have long struggled to get kids to eat their vegetables. In 1992, this became the health objective of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as well. NCI’s Produce for Better Health program (5 A Day), a joint effort with the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), is designed to get every American, adult or child, to consume at least five fruits of vegetables daily for the new...Read more
  • Monday, March 10, 1997
    When most of us sit down in a restaurant and begin scanning the menu, we’re wondering which dish to order, not where its ingredients came from. How, for example, in midwinter New England, does a chef find fresh hedgehog mushrooms or pea tendrils or banana leaves? Chefs from all over the country - from Rhode Island to Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago to Commander’s Place in New Orleans - find these...Read more
  • Thursday, October 17, 1996
    New Bedford Henry Wainer is on the phone in his office checking on something. When he hangs up, he looks up and says, “Hillary Clinton will be at the Kennedy School at Harvard this week,” an appearance not yet announced publicly. “We also know about John Kennedy’s wedding,” he says. Then Wainer offers that he learns in advance about many major events at least on the East Coast and in Caribbean...Read more
  • Thursday, June 10, 1993
    Great burgers turn up in the most unlikely places: The Imperial Burger (with cheese, please, and rare) at the Waterloo House is nearly as superb as the view of the harbour (assuming you aren’t facing the Esso station). The public rooms, always handsome, recently re-decorated, are inviting and in good taste. And then there are not-so-great burgers turning up in even stranger places. Last month...Read more