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Israeli Stage Sets Sail with Provocative ‘Ulysses on Bottles’; Vibrant ‘God Box’ Explores Grief and Faith with Heart, Humor

“Ulysses on Bottles,” Israeli Stage and Arts/Emerson, Emerson Paramount Center, Boston through April 25. 617-824-8400 or artsemerson.org; more information at israelstage.com. “God Box,” Next Rep Black Box Festival, New Repertory Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, ended April 19. … Continue reading

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Strong Validation for Gay Heroes: “The Misadventures of Spy Matthias” and “Lifers”

The Misadventures of Spy Matthias, Theatre on Fire, Charlestown Working Theatre, through April 4. 617-242-3285 or charlestownworkingtheatre.org Lifers, Happy Medium Theatre and Argos Productions, Boston Playwrights Theatre, through April 5. 617-353-5443 or bostonplaywrightstheatre.org -Jules Becker Gay heroes are finding vibrant … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen with Sarah C.

And thus my dinner plate in an unfamiliar city with its rivers and lighted bridges was graced not only with chilled wine and lemon slices but with compassion and sorrow even after the waiter removed my plate with the head … Continue reading

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World Food Trek

[Here, a young Vietnamese cook, hired by a famous writer, speaks to himself:] “Quinces are ripe when they are the yellow of canary wings in midflight….But even then quinces remain a fruit, hard and obstinate – useless, GertrudeStein, until they … Continue reading

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A ‘Dream’ Kitchen Brings Forth a Dreamy Appetizer

[Because of] the Vietcong’s unsporting habit of cutting the roads, only a pathetic trickle of first-class produce reached the capital, Saigon. Somehow, though, there was always plenty of pho, the restorative anise-scented beef or chicken noodle soup, delivered to your … Continue reading

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A Painter’s Palette in the Kitchen: Do We Eat with Our Eyes?

We all know one of those extreme eaters, the friend who travels to exotic places and performs the gastronomic equivalent of running with the bulls. These people live for the goat’s eye, the snake’s heart, the putrefying cheese, the crispy … Continue reading

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What We’ll be Serving Up

In the days that followed, the farmers dutifully (and skeptically) planted Napoli carrots and spread the almond dust over the rows….Ferran Adrià may have espresso foam and olive oil capsules, I thought, but he doesn’t have carrots pre-infused with almonds.                                                                                                … Continue reading

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