Boston’s Heart-Warming Classics

With Boston in our hearts and on our minds, I can’t help but share some of my favorite Boston classics. As a child going on trips into the city was always a treat and the hearty New England cuisine will always be apart of my upbringing and holds a soft spot in my heart.

A summer-time favorite is the Lobster Roll (Lahb-stah Roll). It is not officially summer if these have not made it to the menu yet.  Here are some of Boston’s restaurants serving up the seafood sandwich. For the tenacious and adventurous, here is a recipe courtesy of The Food Network to make at home.

Now, what would a Red Sox game be if you didn’t hear the vendors shouting “Chowdah, getcha chowdah heah” in the summer heat. New England Clam Chowder is an institution in this city no matter the season. Here are some of the best places in Boston to get it. If you so desire, here is how to make it at home.

A final favorite, is The Whoopie Pie. I grew up eating these delicious cakes, following in the childhood tradition of my mother and grandmother. A New England classic, the Whoopie Pie is typically a light chocolate cake baked on a sheet pan, resembling a cookie. You take two and add a light whipped cream or marshmallow topping in the middle and eat like a sandwich. It is simple and  a delicious reminder of home for me. Make them at home.

If you can’t get to Boston, create a piece of Boston at home with these recipes.

Happy Eating to all, We are Boston Strong.

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